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Colchuck Peak Climb

Stacy and I doing an early season conditioning climb of Colchuck Peak. Car to car 12 hours. It was totally socked in with fog and clouds, but still a fun climb. 28 photos
May 19, 2018

Friday, May 18



11 PM

Aahh breakfast
18 May 2018 - 23:16

After sleeping in the car at the trail head, we had a nutritious breakfast of RedBull and powdered donuts.
Stacy on a dangerous stream crossing
18 May 2018 - 23:23

lol

Saturday, May 19



1 AM

Colchuck Lake still frozen over
19 May 2018 - 01:18
Greedy little begger
19 May 2018 - 01:20
The path ahead
19 May 2018 - 01:26
Icy
19 May 2018 - 01:44

2 AM

The Taj Mahal of cairns
19 May 2018 - 02:08

3 AM

Starting up the steeps
19 May 2018 - 03:06

4 AM

Stacy working up some steep snow
19 May 2018 - 04:15
ROCK!
19 May 2018 - 04:28

Some subtle evidence of rock fall on the route
Stacy kicking steps for a while
19 May 2018 - 04:31

It's nice to take a break!

6 AM

Scrambling up the final boulderfield
19 May 2018 - 06:39
Stacy coming up the summit block
19 May 2018 - 06:58

7 AM

SUMMIT STEAK!!!
19 May 2018 - 07:01

This is a new staple
Summit pose!
19 May 2018 - 07:13
Looking back at the summit block
19 May 2018 - 07:23

8 AM

Descent into the clouds
19 May 2018 - 08:03
Descent
19 May 2018 - 08:07
Stacy glissading down the glacial remnant
19 May 2018 - 08:13
Descent
19 May 2018 - 08:16

Colchuck Lake in the distance
Rockfall
19 May 2018 - 08:22

The climber's left side of the glacier has very significant rockfall hazards
Looking up Colchuck Glacier
19 May 2018 - 08:28
The sun finally came out on the descent
19 May 2018 - 08:28

9 AM

Heading down
19 May 2018 - 09:54

10 AM

Ready for beer!
19 May 2018 - 10:07
Fungus!
19 May 2018 - 10:39
A pretty cool river crossing
19 May 2018 - 10:44

11 AM

Fungus!
19 May 2018 - 11:08