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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Fred Newman

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 Fred Newman'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
2004-01-25TRSanta Fe Baldy1262212600 USA-NM19822005-01-02343 Days Later
2005-09-02 bTRSunlight Peak1405913400 USA-CO3792009-06-173 Years, 288 Days Later
2008-08-25TRAiguille de L'Index85147900 France  
2010-05-16TRCrestone Needle1419712500 USA-CO4372004-08-29Already Climbed
2011-05-22TRMount Sneffels1415012400 USA-CO30302006-06-04Already Climbed
2011-06-16 bTRMount Shasta1416213800 USA-CA97622009-06-25 bAlready Climbed
2011-06-27TRMount Rainier1441113500 USA-WA132462004-08-04Already Climbed
2014-06-14TRQuandary Peak1426512500 USA-CO11052007-04-21Already Climbed
2014-07-15TRMount Hood1123910500 USA-OR77062014-07-2510 Days Later
2014-08-26TRKlawatti Peak84858200 USA-WA6852019-03-31 c4 Years, 217 Days Later
2015-04-04TRMount Hood1123910000 USA-OR77062014-07-25Already Climbed
2016-01-24TRMcClellan Butte51624200 USA-WA14422014-10-05Already Climbed
2016-02-08TRRed Mountain58904880 USA-WA5302015-03-08Already Climbed
2016-11-13TRWest Craggy83667200 USA-WA7262018-11-25 a2 Years, 12 Days Later
2016-12-10TRBandera Mountain-West Peak51574200 USA-WA1572015-03-22Already Climbed
2017-04-20TREnchantment Peak85208360 USA-WA4802018-08-04 b1 Year, 106 Days Later
2018-03-03 bTRJim Hill Mountain67656700 USA-WA2085 
2018-03-11TRMount Rainier1441111000 USA-WA132462004-08-04Already Climbed
2018-12-02TRThe Tooth56045550 USA-WA244 
2018-12-22TRGoat Mountain68405400 USA-WA1599 
2019-02-03TRJim Hill Mountain676561602USA-WA2085 
2019-02-11TRMount Pilchuck53404400 USA-WA2860 
2019-03-10TRWhitehorse Mountain68405500 USA-WA21602019-06-0991 Days Later
2019-10-13TRBearcat Ridge79607550 USA-WA6442019-11-1028 Days Later
2020-02-09 cTRWest Craggy83668040 USA-WA7262018-11-25 aAlready Climbed
2020-03-15TRMount Degenhardt80006800 USA-WA280 
2020-04-19 eTRSomerset-The Summit11961100 USA-WA360 
2020-06-06 a Wedgewood Rock9595 USA-WA  
2020-07-04TRHozomeen Mountain80668066 USA-WA3932 



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