Ascent to Dragontail Peak-Pandora's Box on 2012-05-26
|Others in Party:||John Bell|
|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 ReportLeft 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|
| Time Up:||6 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||4 Hours 45 Minutes|
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