Ascent to Dragontail Peak-Pandora's Box on 2012-05-26

Climber: Carry Porter

Others in Party:John Bell
Marla Molskness
Rena Chinn
Monica Fisk
Hideko Opperman
Burke Martin
Robin ...
Abby Hunt
Date:Saturday, May 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Dragontail Peak - Pandora's Box
    Elevation:8650 ft / 2636 m
    Remaining Elevation:190 ft / 58 m (4% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Left the TH at 6 a.m. and reached the lake around 8:30. After a short break, we ascended the Colchuck Glacier to the Colchuck Col. We turned left and climbed the steep snow couloir to the notch just below Pandora's Box. Turned around here - too much snow to make descending to the other side possible with only a 30m rope.

Our descent from Pandora's Box was okay. The glissade from Colchuck Col back to the lake was outstanding.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5050 ft / 1539 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:Colchuck Glacier
    Trailhead:Colchuck Col  3600 ft / 1097 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 45 Minutes

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