Colchuck Peak Climber's Log

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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.


RokIzGud - Mar 22, 2010 1:52 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2010

Colchuck Glacier

Was invited on this trip with EastKing. Summited in the evening with a quick glissade down.


project360 - Oct 15, 2009 12:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Heading into other peaks  Sucess!

The longest glissade ever...


ericwillhite - Oct 5, 2009 3:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2003

Colchuck and Dragontail  Sucess!

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

Cascade Scrambler

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


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.

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