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Ascent of Colchuck Peak on 2021-06-12

Climber: Rick Teudt

Date:Saturday, June 12, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Colchuck Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8705 ft / 2653 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route via Colchuck Glacier is in excellent shape. Trail is snow free all the way to the boulder field on the south side of the lake. The boulders are still covered in snow but starting to melt out. Had to use caution on the way down to avoid the voids. Put on crampons a few hundred feet above the lake to make climbing more efficient. Above ~7,000 ft there was 6-8" of new snow from the day before, perfect for kicking steps. The crux was a section of steep snow at about 8,200 ft. It wasn't bad in the morning, but in the afternoon it was slippery with bad runout, so we did a little face-in downclimbing. After plunge stepping a few hundred feet from the Col to get past some fresh avy debris, we glissaded almost all the way to the boulders.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5900 ft / 1798 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5900 ft / 1798 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5900 ft / 1798 m
    Loss on way in:5900 ft / 1798 m
    Distance:12.5 mi / 20.1 km
    Route:Colchuck Glacier
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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