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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Bob McLaughlin

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 Bob McLaughlin'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
1998-08-12 Round Top1038110370 USA-CA25412000-08-222 Years, 10 Days Later
1999-07-30 Mount Agassiz99679900 USA-CA2472007-09-118 Years, 43 Days Later
2000-08 Red Lake Peak1006310000 USA-CA14632007-07-296 Years, 362 Days Later
2001-07-11 Mount Lyell1311412600 USA-CA1894 
2002-04 Castle Peak91039100 USA-CA13432015-08-0213 Years, 123 Days Later
2008-05-31 Peak 892589258800 USA-CA2852015-06-117 Years, 11 Days Later
2010-08-07 Mount Gould1300512970 USA-CA1030 
2012-06-23 Mount Patterson1167311100 USA-CA41532016-08-27 a4 Years, 65 Days Later
2013-08-10 Jakes Peak91879140 USA-CA227 
2014-08-05 Dicks Peak99749440 USA-CA15342003-06-09Already Climbed
2014-10-05TRBlack Butte90318900 USA-CA1512018-06-30 a3 Years, 268 Days Later
2015-08-17 Lookout Peak1190211500 USA-CA382 
2018-08-15TRSilver Peak - Northeast Summit1080010159 USA-CA7602018-09-2238 Days Later
2018-09-01TRPeak 952095209500 USA-CA360 
2018-10-13 aTRLost Cannon Peak1109911075 USA-CA1099 
2019-03-21TRSugarloaf777777 USA-CA417 
2019-08-07TRDardanelles Cone95249524 USA-CA1382 



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