Colchuck Peak Climber's Log

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Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Aug 31, 2009 1:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

Denied

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.

RomaK

RomaK - Jul 15, 2009 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Colchuck & Dragontail in a day  Sucess!

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.

Jer

Jer - Aug 19, 2008 3:12 pm

Together with Dragontail

Bagged Colhchuck and Dragontail together. Great views!

Doehle

Doehle - Jun 24, 2008 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

Great day in great conditions. Fair skies and firm snow up, soft snow glissading down. Up and down from car on same day.

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Jun 6, 2008 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008

Route Climbed: Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

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!

Dave S

Dave S - Jun 1, 2008 11:45 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2008

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

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!!!

YEM

YEM - Mar 28, 2008 2:24 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

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.

ecobiker - Mar 3, 2008 9:36 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

White-Out  Sucess!

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.

raj96290

raj96290 - Sep 20, 2007 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2007

Colchuck Col  Sucess!

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 :(

Mr. Clam

Mr. Clam - Aug 21, 2007 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007

Colchuck Glacier late season  Sucess!

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.

pkrebs

pkrebs - Aug 20, 2007 6:06 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

Excellent climb for early season. Views from the summit are incredible, and the glissade down is one of the best I've done.

Pantilat

Pantilat - Jun 20, 2007 2:27 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2005

Colchuck Glacier

Nice early season climb.

alpinerack

alpinerack - May 31, 2007 4:57 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Coclchuck Glacier  Sucess!

Great day of climbing. Awesome views of Mt. Stuart from the summit.

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setrent - May 31, 2007 12:16 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Argonaut Col  Sucess!

On a traverse from Argonaut.

bacrossman

bacrossman - Nov 28, 2006 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2006

Colchuck Col  Sucess!

A good day on colchuck. Worth climbing just for the glissade down the Col. in the spring.

jordansahls

jordansahls - Sep 30, 2006 6:51 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2006

Bad View in the Fog.  Sucess!

couldn't see anything in the fog, but was still a lot of fun.

TheBootfitter

TheBootfitter - Jul 26, 2006 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

Beautiful area!!! Enjoyed nearly perfect weather and spent about an hour at the top relaxing and taking in the views. Dragontail was beckoning, but not everyone in the group felt strong enough to tag both summits in a day, so it will have to wait until another day.

ren

ren - May 16, 2006 2:09 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2006

Route Climbed: Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny day and great views.

binersrcool

binersrcool - May 15, 2006 5:34 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2006

Route Climbed: Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

A wonderful climb on a beautiful day. Our group could see Baker and Ranier from the summit. Absolutely incredible views. Long and steep at the end, but well worth it- A very fast glissade down the glacier. Oh yah... and I climbed it in a dress :)

Brian Massey

Brian Massey - May 7, 2006 1:59 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2006

NBC  Sucess!

One day, car to car, North Buttress Couloir. Great weather, great conditions, beautiful climb.
Pictures and trip report posted on Cascadeclimbers.com

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