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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Craig Willis

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 Craig Willis'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
2009-02-22 Jolly Mountain64435700 USA-WA9632009-06-28126 Days Later
2009-03-30 Mailbox Peak48414000 USA-WA1212007-11-23Already Climbed
2009-04-20 Mount Hood1123910100 USA-OR77062008-04-26Already Climbed
2009-05-17 Cleveland Mountain52804200 USA-WA6402011-12-182 Years, 215 Days Later
2009-05-31 Cleveland Mountain528044002USA-WA6402011-12-182 Years, 201 Days Later
2009-08-31 Granite Peak1279912000 USA-MT47592014-08-274 Years, 361 Days Later
2009-10-06 Mount Daniel79607550 USA-WA34802010-08-28326 Days Later
2009-10-24 Tinkham Peak53985350 USA-WA6382012-09-232 Years, 335 Days Later
2010-03-20 Bald Eagle Peak62594700 USA-WA10192012-10-062 Years, 200 Days Later
2010-03-27 Goblin Mountain56064900 USA-WA3262010-05-0337 Days Later
2010-04-10 Cleveland Mountain528044003USA-WA6402011-12-181 Year, 252 Days Later
2010-05-01 Baring Mountain61244300 USA-WA24442010-06-1343 Days Later
2010-07-03 South Twin70006200 USA-WA35202012-08-252 Years, 53 Days Later
2010-07-10 Sahale Peak86808630 USA-WA80 
2011-06-04 Bald Eagle Mountain56805721 USA-WA5202012-10-111 Year, 129 Days Later
2011-06-19 Mount Index59914900 USA-WA29912012-05-06322 Days Later
2011-06-25 Mount Fernow61905280 USA-WA15502011-09-2491 Days Later
2011-07-31 Gilbert Peak81847900 USA-WA36642015-06-073 Years, 311 Days Later
2011-11-20 Hurricane Hill57575368 USA-WA7072009-08-01Already Climbed
2012-05-19 Cannon Mountain86387950 USA-WA838 
2012-06-09 Buck Peak47514500 USA-OR7512012-09-1699 Days Later
2017-07-22 Sloan Peak78355800 USA-WA38752017-07-231 Day Later

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