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Unsuccessful Ascent List for John Murphy

No one can call themselves an experienced mountaineer unless they have turned back unsuccessfully from some of their summit attempts. Climbing is a game of knowing when to press on and when to bail, and these choices can mean the difference between great success and needless death. It is a misnomer, of course, to call any trip into the mountains “unsuccessful” —these attempts are often richer experiences with far more opportunities for learning and growth.

The following table shows all of John Murphy's unsuccessful attempts. If the peak was climbed later, then the successful ascent date is noted, and how much time elapsed since the attempt. The “Attempt” column will be 2, 3, or other higher numbers for peaks that have been unsuccessfully attempted more than once. Unsuccessful attempts of peaks that have already been climbed are also shown.

Ascent DateTrip ReportPeak or PointElev-ftReached-ftAttemptLocationProm-ftSuccess DateTime Elapsed
2010-01-16TRThe Ark53395120 USA-WA7392013-06-033 Years, 138 Days Later
2010-06-06TRMcClellan Butte51624947 USA-WA14422010-07-11 a35 Days Later
2010-06-13TRSecond Burroughs Mountain74026682 USA-WA362 
2010-07-04TRMount Kent50874676 USA-WA6472010-07-11 b7 Days Later
2010-07-24TRRevolution Peak54544871 USA-WA1174 
2011-01-26 Kendall Knob #247204300 USA-WA02011-12-12320 Days Later
2011-05-04TRKendall Knob #2472041502USA-WA02011-12-12222 Days Later
2011-09-04 Gilbert Peak81848180 USA-WA3664 
2011-09-16TRDirtybox Peak49264755 USA-WA7662014-06-222 Years, 279 Days Later
2011-12-04 Dirty Harrys Peak47203440 USA-WA2002014-05-222 Years, 169 Days Later
2014-02-25TRMount Si41672840 USA-WA2472010-01-01Already Climbed
2014-05-31TRThe Castle64406000 USA-WA200 



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