Ascent of Colchuck Peak on 2021-05-09

Climber: Ian Lauder

Date:Sunday, May 9, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Colchuck Peak
    Elevation:8705 ft / 2653 m

Ascent Trip Report

YouTube Video:

Colchuck North Buttress Couloir route. 3am wakup, left camp at the end of the lake at 4am. Just starting up the fan at first light. 40m rope and a set of nuts, cams, pitons, 4 pickets and 2 screws. Used most all of the pro and did the entire NBC in one long simulpitch. Had to go without pro between us in a couple places. Ran the entire West face in another long simulpitch till the last 50ft to the summit after using up all the pro. Snow conditions were hardpack with a couple short sections of ice. Even with a party doing it the day before their bootpath had melted out and refrozen. Front pointed and kicked in steps the entire way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6900 ft / 2103 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6900 ft / 2103 m
    Round-Trip Distance:20 mi / 32.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Headlamp, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6900 ft / 2103 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:North Buttress Couloir
    Start Trailhead:Bridge Creek Road  1805 ft / 550 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6900 ft / 2103 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Colchuck Glacier
    End Trailhead:Bridge Creek Road  1805 ft / 550 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ian Lauder
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