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


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

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


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

ExcitableBoyVarious  Sucess!


Colchuck Glacier mulitple ascents, NE Couloir (winter), NE Buttress (fantastic rock climb, one of the best in the Cascades IMHO)
Posted Dec 27, 2010 10:55 am

spotlyHot Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Shared the route with one couple but other than that, all quiet. The crux was the long drive back to Spokane.
Posted Jul 11, 2010 2:15 am

NormanColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010


First time up this summit! Snow was soft, sunk to knees some despite following steps ahead of us, but did ok. Topped out at noon. Like others, great glisade!
Posted Jun 8, 2010 1:02 pm

mcphermaFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2010


After trying to plan this trip for about 6 weeks and always having something come up to thwart my plans, including pneumonia, I finally was able to make the trip. The weather forecast threatened to keep me away for one more week, but a buddy and I went anyway. We were rewarded with clear blue skies, little to no wind and gorgeous views from the top. Thank you to the party that left before us, (my alarm didn't go off) we had a perfect trail of steps already kicked into the deep, soft snow. Great trip and I will do this one again.
Posted May 13, 2010 2:14 pm

Mike LewisColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Mike Lewis

Almost gave up at the lake but decided to go for it at the last minute. Going down was the best glissade in my entire life. Beautiful. Exhausting. Well worth it.
Posted Mar 22, 2010 1:55 am

RokIzGudColchuck Glacier
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010


Was invited on this trip with EastKing. Summited in the evening with a quick glissade down.
Posted Mar 22, 2010 1:52 am

project360Heading into other peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009


The longest glissade ever...
Posted Oct 15, 2009 12:03 am

ericwillhiteColchuck and Dragontail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2003


Made it up both but Colchuck Col was way too late in the season with blue ice in places...had to scramble around in a side moat. Pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/enchantments/dragontail_peak/colchuck_lake_089.htm
Posted Oct 5, 2009 3:08 am

Cascade ScramblerDenied
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Cascade Scrambler

Had every intention of bagging Colchuck and Dragontail. Turned around less than 100 feet from the saddle between the two peaks, due to rockfall. Small stuff is bad enough, but when a microwave sized rock comes barreling down at you and you still have to downclimb it later- that's just not a game I'm playing.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 1:06 am

RomaKColchuck & Dragontail in a day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Climbed up Colchuck glacier, then up the ridge to the summit, picking out some fun class 3-4 steps to climb on the way up. Then descended to the col, climbed Dragontail, and came back down to the lake via Aasgard pass. Descending from the notch at Pandora's Box involved a short 15 ft step of 55-60 degree snow.
Posted Jul 15, 2009 6:37 pm

JerTogether with Dragontail


Bagged Colhchuck and Dragontail together. Great views!
Posted Aug 19, 2008 3:12 pm

DoehleColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008


Great day in great conditions. Fair skies and firm snow up, soft snow glissading down. Up and down from car on same day.
Posted Jun 24, 2008 7:24 pm

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008

Andy Dewey

Scrambled up with only 100' or so of visibility. Combined with Dragontail, Witches Tower, Little Annapurna, and McClellan all in the same day, starting from Colchuck trailhead. Long day!
Posted Jun 6, 2008 12:27 pm

Dave SColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2008

Dave S

Hiked in solo to Colchuck Lake on Thursday evening. The snow froze up nicely overnight and climbed via the Colchuck Glacier with great snow conditions early Friday morning. Beautiful area!!!
Posted Jun 1, 2008 11:45 pm

YEMColchuck Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008


After climbing Dragontail last spring break, I had to return for Colchuck this year. I had big plans of climbing multiple peaks, but knee/waist deep powder snow and a sore ankle added a lot to the travel time. I only beat the weather on the summit by a half an hour. What a beautiful place. I can't wait until next year.
Posted Mar 28, 2008 2:24 am

ecobikerWhite-Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2006
Although we had planned on climbing Dragontail, we changed our route to Colchuck because of the white out. Beautiful views of the lake before we hit the cloud layer.
Posted Mar 3, 2008 9:36 pm

raj96290Colchuck Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2007


the area was completely in clouds when I came here two weeks ago.
On Jun22 I drove in the night before and started at 5AM from the Stuart Lake trailhead. I went up to Colchuck Col by the Colchuck glacier route. Views were very impressive, truly 'enchanting'. I had a great day overall. hardest part was the drive back to Redmond but managed to be back without events :(
Posted Sep 20, 2007 2:37 pm

Mr. ClamColchuck Glacier late season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

Mr. Clam

After being weathered out on Rainier we decided to use our last day in Washington to try Colchuck, hoping that the weather would be better on a smaller peak. It wasn't. It poured rain on us all day. The glacier was melted down to bare ice on the steep part and had running water over the top from all the rain and melting snow. Shrund at the top of glacier was big but still passable on the climbers left.
Posted Aug 21, 2007 9:53 pm

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