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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Paul Barish

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 Paul Barish'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
2009TRFrary Peak65966000 USA-UT23840000Already Climbed
2012-03TRMount Rainier144116200 USA-WA132460000Already Climbed
2012-08-25TRMount Princeton1419712500 USA-CO21572015-02-122 Years, 171 Days Later
2012-08-28TRNorth Maroon Peak1401412000 USA-CO214 
2012-09-02TRGrand Teton1377011200 USA-WY65300000Already Climbed
2012-09-08TRLizard Head1311312600 USA-CO11340000Already Climbed
2012-09-09TRMount Shavano1422912000 USA-CO16192013-06-26290 Days Later
2012-09-13TRLone Eagle Peak1192011100 USA-CO0 
2012-10-01TRLa Plata Peak1433610700 USA-CO18162013-07-24296 Days Later
2012-11-09TRLa Plata Peak14336120002USA-CO18162013-07-24257 Days Later
2012-11-10TRLa Plata Peak14336103003USA-CO18162013-07-24256 Days Later
2013-02-20TRMount Sherman1403612500 USA-CO8762012-08-26Already Climbed
2013-06-23TRMount Elbert1443310300 USA-CO90732011-07-31Already Climbed
2014TRMount Elbert1443312200 USA-CO90732011-07-31Already Climbed

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