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seanoTraverse from Argonaut  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014

seano

Mostly straightfoward, and way better than the stretch between Sherpa and Argonaut. Descent via boot-ski of the Colchuck glacier. Trip report.
Posted Jul 10, 2014 3:48 pm

nickmechGlacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010

nickmech

Early season, very cloudy, one day trip. Good glisade back to lake.
Posted May 1, 2014 1:54 pm

blueshadeWest Face/SW Ridge - Class 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2013

blueshade

Climbed up from the SW corner of Colchuck Lake to the low point on the North Ridge just below Point 6991T. Countoured along the base of the cliffs to the small glacier/small basin just to the side of the SW Ridge. Mostly Class 2 to this point.

After getting on the ridge it is mostly Class 2/3 for the first 1/4-1/3. Afterwards it is a combination of Class 3-4, sometimes with moderate exposure (~40'), crossing back and forth over the ridge as needed to avoid cliff bands. The top 1/3 or so seems to take forever...
Posted Aug 6, 2013 11:37 pm

VinnyNBC attempt
Date Climbed: May 19, 2013

Vinny

checked out North Buttress couloir but were stymied by rock step without gear and carrying skis. looks nice enough to return to (without skis).
Settled for Colchuck Gl. and false summit tag. Great day out with Jonah, Annie and Seth.
Posted May 20, 2013 2:24 pm

bedellympianski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

bedellympian

trip coul was out of shape, luckily i had skis. got this one instead.
Posted Apr 8, 2013 9:43 pm

tserencolchuck glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

tseren

climbed the colchuck glacier with one of my best friends, Joe. Joe took a summit nap and a goat came two feet away from stepping on his face. great climb. perfect weather.
Posted Jan 5, 2013 5:34 pm

juneauhikerColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2012

juneauhiker

Snow above ~6500 ft. White out at the col but the summit was above the clouds, glad I continued.
Posted Nov 9, 2012 11:18 am

ClimberCrabsI'll call this one good for now
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

ClimberCrabs

I snuck in a trip to Colchuck just before the June 15 start date for permits. Camped in the boulder field below the Colchuck glacier and made too time up to the Col and onto Colchuck proper. Storms had been threatening all day and I finally turned around just shy of the summit when I noticed a menacing cloud front approaching. I rushed down the glacier and boulders, just diving into my tent as the rain started. I've been to Colchuck a few times now and always get turned around shy of the summit. I'll let this one be for not and probably be back before long with a prime season permit in hand.
Posted Jul 18, 2012 4:02 pm

PeakBeggarNBC   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

PeakBeggar

Successful climb up the North Buttress Couloir, snow was melting badly on the north face and plenty of loose rock if you want it. Made it car to car in 13 hours, started from Bellingham, Wa, at 2 am on the 16th, arriving back in bellingham at midnight the same day
Posted Jul 10, 2012 12:43 am

e-docBeautiful views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

e-doc

Firm conditions on Colchuck glacier. Beat the crowds. Beautiful. Outstanding views.
Posted May 30, 2012 2:04 pm

dan-oColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2012

dan-o

Unusually warm day for May. Lot's of rockfall and terrible snow conditions, but a beautiful day and a great workout.
Rode my bike from Icicle Road up to the trail head to find no snow at all on the road and the parking lot 80% clear. A big NO THANK YOU to the rangers for leaving the road gated for no apparent reason.
Posted May 16, 2012 5:11 pm

willboColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2010

willbo

Great climb. Beautiful day. Lake was still frozen and we skinned across. Glacier made for a scary/icy ski down and there was deep snow up top. We could see a party up on Triple Couliours on Dragontail.
Posted Apr 12, 2012 4:49 pm

BurkeMCloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

BurkeM

The glissade was well worth the climb.
Posted Jul 26, 2011 6:30 pm

Matt LemkeDay climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Matt Lemke

A somewhat cloudy but still a great ascent via the Colchuck glacier. Fantastic glissade.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 3:26 am

bc44caesarColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

bc44caesar

Climbed from the trailhead to the summit in 4.5 hrs. Wore approach shoes until below the glacier, then boots - crampons weren't necessary, although the top 100' was a little firm and icy. Cloudy day unfortunately. Traversed to Dragontail then down Aasgard Pass afterwards. Definitely recommend the two as a linkup.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 2:17 pm

Josh LewisLegit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Josh Lewis

Had fun going up the Col, as well as the summit itself.
Posted Jun 19, 2011 6:22 pm

gimpilatorColchuck, Dragontail, Little Annapurna, Enchantment  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

gimpilator

Posted Jun 14, 2011 1:45 am

RedwicEnchantment Slam!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Redwic

In a two-day span with great weather and great snow conditions, Gimpilator, Josh Lewis, and I summited Colchuck Peak, then Dragontail Peak, then Little Annapurna, and finally Enchantment Peak. Over 10000' of cumulative elevation gain
Posted Jun 13, 2011 2:00 am

brucelacroixvia Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2011
A beautiful day in the Cascades.
Posted May 21, 2011 12:20 pm

belowfellowsocked in on the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2010

belowfellow

but still a great early season climb
Posted Feb 16, 2011 7:56 pm

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