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!
We traversed from Colchuck Peak to Dragontail Peak on the first day. We got very lucky with conditions during that traverse. Above the SW Couloir of Dragontail Peak, we had to downclimb the steepest snow slope any of us had ever done. If the snow had been icier or powdery, considering we had no rope, it could have been treacherous. We lucked-out, and got through OK. Great views from the summit!
Camped at Colchuck Lake and up the north face route. Finished with a couple pitches on the Fin.
Direct North Face in winter (much harder than TC), Triple Couloirs, Serpentine Arete.
Humped the ski gear up to Colechuck lake, strapped on the gear and skied across the lake and up Asgard Pass. Very prevalent avy debris in Asgard. Set up camp next to one of the frozen lakes and hunkered down for the night (very cold and windy).
Woke up to a beautiful morning! Strapped on the skis again and ascended the face to the summit. The ski down that face was one of the best runs I've had all season. Perfect corn.
Climbed it sometime late 2009 can't remember the date. Great times. Backbone to Fin rules.
I feel a little cheated b/c the route was in awesome condition. Perfect snow covered almost all of the technical sections outside of an ice step and a rock traverse. Great route.
Scrambled up Asgaard pass and ran into ice and snow about 300' from the summit. We called it good and turned back. It was a great day!
Man, didn't notice the recomendation not to go up Colchuck Col in late season but a bit of rockclimbing around the ice got us up around the bad stuff. Did Colchuck and Dragontail, down via Aasgard Pass. Pictures & map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/enchantments/dragontail_peak/colchuck_lake_089.htm
Had every intention of bagging Dragontail and Colchuck. 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. (Attempted from the north.)
Climbed via the snow slopes after weather thwarted our attempt on the Backbone ridge route.
Camped overnight at Aasgard Pass and watched the sunset and moonrise. Summited in the morning but thick cloud cover obscured the views.
Climbed this guy with SouthRaker. Awesome views, beautiful scenery! I'll probably get my hiking legs under me before doing Asgaard again. A little slow and shakey going down
Great views of everything. One of the most exciting summits I've been on, the small ledge overlooking the lake a couple feet below the summit is awesome! Climbed up the small glacier from Aasgard pass and came back down via the Dragontail-Annapurna snow col. Ended up being a 14 hour day at a very relaxed pace with lots of stops.
Camped at Colchuck Lake and hit up Colchuck and Dragontail the same day.
Camped at Colchuck and ascended via Asgard Pass. Good little hike and great views. Beautiful day.
Awesome mountain! Climbed after traversing over from Little Annapurna. Awesome descent down the main face.
Hiked in and found a nice campsite close to the small lake (and toilet). Minimal snow on the approach the next morning. The crux pitches were really good (and fairly challenging) and the rest of the route was fun low fifth-class with some harder steps. I didn't find the rock to be that loose and, in fact, thought it was quite solid. The summit was really nice with a comfortable sitting pad and great views of Rainier, Stuart, and Colchuck. We could also see Glacier and a hazy Adams. The descent from Aasgard Pass was long. Spent a second night by the lake and hiked out the next morning.
From Aasgard on Day 2 of a 4 day Enchantments trip. Visited Witches Tower and Little Annapurna on the way back to camp
Went up Colchuck Glacier. Had very limited visibility. Combined with Colchuck, Witches Tower, Little Annapurna, and McClellan all in the same day. Started from Colchuck trailhead.