TR: Mount Tweto (12 May 2015)

(Last Updated On: June 30, 2015)

Mount Tweto is one of those lesser known peaks of Colorado’s fantastic Mosquito Range. Tucked behind Democrat and Arkansas, and in the shadows of Buckskin, it tends to be overlooked. But, access is easy, the lines are good, and I was eager to check out this peak.

Weather windows have been extremely difficult to find this spring. If it’s sunny for a few hours, you’d better go for it, because the next time you see the sun could be in another week or more. That’s what was in store for Tuesday morning. I knew we had to jump on it. And I was able to persuade my friend Matt Kamper to join me on this mid-week adventure.

Though the approach is nearly 4 miles, the terrain allows for fast skinning. Still, we were happy to lay our eyes on Mount Tweto under bluebird skies.
Mount Tweto

Rather than ascending the peak itself, we climbed on to a saddle to gain a ridge to the looker’s right. This allowed for some wonderful views of the ski lines Tweto had to offer.
Mount Tweto ski slopes!

Matt Kamper gaining the ridge, with Democrat behind.
Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

As we piled on to the summit, the clouds were already starting to move in. Matt skiing from the summit, with Buckskin in the distance.
Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

Though the skiing was overall variable, it was still pretty dang good. Matt.
Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto

Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

The line we chose rolled over pretty hard part way down, leading us to some pretty steep and fun skiing.
Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

Matt coming out the bottom of our line.
Matt Kamper backcountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

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We put down some pretty nice tracks on this peak.
Backckountry skiing on Mount Tweto.

On our way out, we checked out some other lines. The west face of Democrat rarely comes in, let alone this fat.
West side of Mount Democrat.

Mount Arkansas not looking too shabby either.
Mount Arkansas.

Matt crossing the finish line.
Matt Kamper backcountry skiing

As we gathered our gear to put back in our cars, winds strengthened and clouds thickened. Another front was on the way.

What a good day out, and a nice weather window for us to sneak in another peak!

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Mount Tweto (12 May 2015)
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Mount Tweto is a lesser known peak in the Mosquito Range, but still harbors some fantastic skiing. To find out more, read the report!
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Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

One thought on “TR: Mount Tweto (12 May 2015)

  • May 26, 2015 at 11:20 am
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    Cool line guys! Looks like one worth checking out. Man, the peaks around there are so caked.

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