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Ascent of Colchuck Peak on 2021-05-02

Climber: Vishnu Irigireddy

Date:Sunday, May 2, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Colchuck Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8705 ft / 2653 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were team of seven. Camped at southside of Colchuck lake. Lake was semi frozen. Started at 4AM through Colchuck col. Snow was firm enough for crampons. Climbed Colchuck peak around 7AM. Peak had less snow. Started down climb some to reach the base of steep incline to Pandora Box. Snow bank drop height at the pandora box was close to 70 ft to reach a good traverse for Dragontail. We setup couple pickets and down climbed the box area slope. Snow was soft enough to create a good boot pack. Traversed and climbed the Drangontail peak at 12PM. Rested for an 1 hr at the summit. Downclimbed and took the route of Asgard pass. Reached camp at 2:45PM. Rested an hour and started at 3:45PM to hike back to car. It was close to 9 miles and reached car on the road by 8:15PM. Long 16 hr day, but took lot of stops for fun and to enjoy the views. Blue skies all the way around. Snow was soft in afternoon.
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