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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Marcus Sierra

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 Marcus Sierra'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
2012-08-24 bTRKeeler Needle1423914230 USA-CA131 
2012-10-27 aTRPyramid Peak99837300 USA-CA25832013-03-02126 Days Later
2013-06-28 bTRKeeler Needle14239142302USA-CA131 
2015-07-19TRPeak 808580857840 USA-CA2852015-10-1790 Days Later
2015-12-20 Copper Mountain26781350 USA-CA3982016-05-08 a140 Days Later
2016-03-26 Pole Mountain22041537 USA-CA9242016-11-13232 Days Later
2016-04-09 cTRPeak 660166016550 USA-CA3212017-05-20 a1 Year, 41 Days Later
2016-04-24TRTri Peaks30002975 USA-CA270 
2016-04-24TRDevils Peak24500 USA-CA24502016-10-23 b182 Days Later
2016-05-08 bTRPeak 170017001750 USA-CA3402016-11-01177 Days Later
2016-05-13TRPilot Hill18691400 USA-CA6692019-12-30 a3 Years, 231 Days Later
2016-05-13 dTRFlagstaff Hill14211408 USA-CA5012022-12-17 a6 Years, 218 Days Later
2016-12-27 cTRPeak 254125412300 USA-CA3012017-05-29 b153 Days Later
2016-12-29 aTRCahill Ridge11621100 USA-CA2822017-01-15 b17 Days Later
2016-12-29 cTRIrish Ridge983700 USA-CA3432019-06-01 a2 Years, 154 Days Later
2017-02-19 aTRVail Peak17871600 USA-CA1072017-12-25 b309 Days Later
2017-07-08 ATRTuolumne Peak108459500 USA-CA685 
2017-11-25 dTRThe Needles82548200 USA-CA414 
2018-05-19TRHomers Nose90236622 USA-CA943 
2018-12-25 aTRPeak 178517851785 USA-CA5852019-01-01 a7 Days Later
2019-02-23TRHarris Benchmark27632763 USA-CA4832020-02-08350 Days Later
2019-05-26TRPeak 16341634800 USA-CA3852019-12-23211 Days Later
2019-06-15 bTRPeak 769576957695 USA-CA4152019-09-14 c91 Days Later
2019-08-17 bTRBull Lake Peak1008210042 USA-CA642 
2019-10-26TRFrog Lake Peak84288423 USA-CA388 
2020-04-19TRCarnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area High Point22742274 USA-CA 2020-04-267 Days Later
2020-09-07 cTRThimble Peak98059805 USA-CA605 
2020-09-26TRDardanelles Cone95249135 USA-CA1382 
2021-08-28TRPeak 989698969530 USA-CA1056 
2022-06-18 aTRSawmill Peak33382950 USA-CA218 
2022-06-25TRPeak 955095509550 USA-CA5902022-08-06 a42 Days Later
2022-07-30 cTRWright Benchmark11901190 USA-CA390 

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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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