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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Greg Gerlach

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 Greg Gerlach'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
1979-03-10TRIron Mountain80077400 USA-CA6871985-04-146 Years, 35 Days Later
1984-05-26TRMount Tinemaha1252012533 USA-CA5452004-10-0220 Years, 129 Days Later
1984-09-29TRMount Abbot1370413200 USA-CA8641985-07-04278 Days Later
1985-08-17TRMount Darwin1383113200 USA-CA18711987-08-232 Years, 6 Days Later
1988-06-25TRBlack Kaweah1368012600 USA-CA5202007-08-2919 Years, 65 Days Later
1990-05-11TRMount Williamson143738235 USA-CA16441981-07-10Already Climbed
1990-06-09TRDobbs Peak1045911000 USA-CA591991-11-021 Year, 146 Days Later
1992-07-04TRMount McGee1294411000 USA-CA12642002-08-2910 Years, 56 Days Later
1993-08-16TRWhorl Mountain1203311600 USA-CA6731995-09-162 Years, 31 Days Later
1993-09-18TRMiddle Palisade1401212467 USA-CA10862002-05-268 Years, 250 Days Later
1994-08-20TRTable Mountain1363213123 USA-CA5092009-09-0115 Years, 12 Days Later
1994-10-09TRMount San Antonio100647800 USA-CA62241971-12-23Already Climbed
1997-08-06TRBlack Kaweah13680132002USA-CA5202007-08-2910 Years, 23 Days Later
2001-02-24TRMount Wilson57103000 USA-CA1501971-06-28Already Climbed
2001-05-12TRMount San Antonio100649700 USA-CA62241971-12-23Already Climbed
2004-06-12TRMount Tinemaha12520115002USA-CA5452004-10-02112 Days Later
2005-08-20TRRodgers Peak1297811155 USA-CA7382008-08-263 Years, 6 Days Later
2007-07-21TRRodgers Peak12978111502USA-CA7382008-08-261 Year, 36 Days Later
2011-04-23TRMount San Antonio100647500 USA-CA62241971-12-23Already Climbed
2012-12-26TRWild Horse Peak32772680 USA-CA1172013-01-016 Days Later
2013-02-23TRIndianhead39603240 USA-CA7602013-11-30280 Days Later
2015-07-22TRMilestone Mountain-East Peak135478800 USA-CA5542015-07-297 Days Later
2015-11-03TRSanta Paula Peak49572800 USA-CA6372021-01-185 Years, 76 Days Later
2015-12-13TRNolina Peak38582880 USA-CA2982016-01-2644 Days Later
2016-01-23TRCerro Pescadores35433199 Mexico-BCN33462012-01-15Already Climbed
2016-02-20TRTierra Blanca Mountains High Point30892890 USA-CA3292016-03-1019 Days Later
2017-04-20 bTRKanaka Peak26161459 USA-CA388 
2017-11-07TRQuartzite Mountain45322700 USA-CA12922017-11-114 Days Later
2021-01-09 aTRJamul Mountains20592059 USA-CA1019 

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 = Peaks successfully climbed after unsuccessful attempt   = Unclimbed peaks  (Note: Unsuccessful attempts on previously climbed peaks are not shown)

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