Colchuck Peak Climber's Log

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bedellympian - Apr 8, 2013 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

ski  Sucess!

trip coul was out of shape, luckily i had skis. got this one instead.


tseren - Jan 5, 2013 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

colchuck glacier  Sucess!

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.


juneauhiker - Nov 9, 2012 11:18 am Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2012

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

Snow above ~6500 ft. White out at the col but the summit was above the clouds, glad I continued.


ClimberCrabs - Jul 18, 2012 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2009

I'll call this one good for now

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.


PeakBeggar - Jul 10, 2012 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

NBC   Sucess!

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


e-doc - May 30, 2012 2:04 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Beautiful views  Sucess!

Firm conditions on Colchuck glacier. Beat the crowds. Beautiful. Outstanding views.


dan-o - May 16, 2012 5:11 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2012

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

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.


willbo - Apr 12, 2012 4:49 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2010

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

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.


BurkeM - Jul 26, 2011 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Cloudy  Sucess!

The glissade was well worth the climb.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jul 18, 2011 3:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Day climb  Sucess!

A somewhat cloudy but still a great ascent via the Colchuck glacier. Fantastic glissade.


bc44caesar - Jul 16, 2011 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

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.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jun 19, 2011 6:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Legit!  Sucess!

Had fun going up the Col, as well as the summit itself.


gimpilator - Jun 14, 2011 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Colchuck, Dragontail, Little Annapurna, Enchantment  Sucess!


Redwic - Jun 13, 2011 2:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Enchantment Slam!  Sucess!

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


belowfellow - Feb 16, 2011 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2010

socked in on the summit  Sucess!

but still a great early season climb


ExcitableBoy - Dec 27, 2010 10:55 am

Various  Sucess!

Colchuck Glacier mulitple ascents, NE Couloir (winter), NE Buttress (fantastic rock climb, one of the best in the Cascades IMHO)


spotly - Jul 11, 2010 2:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

Hot Day  Sucess!

Shared the route with one couple but other than that, all quiet. The crux was the long drive back to Spokane.


Norman - Jun 8, 2010 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

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!


mcpherma - May 13, 2010 2:14 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2010

Finally  Sucess!

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.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Mar 22, 2010 1:55 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Colchuck Glacier  Sucess!

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.

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