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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Dave Covill

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 Dave Covill'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
1981-10-15 Wheeler Peak1316112500 USA-NM34091981-10-161 Day Later
1996-05-20 West Buffalo Peak1332612500 USA-CO1966 
1996-05-26 Uncompahgre Peak1430913000 USA-CO42771997-07-041 Year, 39 Days Later
1996-11-27 Long Ridge26002580 USA-CA1200000Already Climbed
1997-02-26 Lee County High Point3230 USA-FL  
1997-06-15 Longs Peak1425514100 USA-CO29401985-09-10Already Climbed
1999-05-02 Thunder Mountain94108800 USA-CA330 
1999-09-11 Greasy Hills12451230 USA-MO  
2001-04-01 Mount Yale1419613000 USA-CO18762009-08-098 Years, 130 Days Later
2002-07-21 Parker Peak48484000 USA-SD683 
2002-08-24 Elizabeth Mountain-Northeast Ridge97809600 USA-WY/UT20 
2002-11-15 Dade County High Point12701265 USA-MO  
2003-04-01 Mount Yale14196125002USA-CO18762009-08-096 Years, 130 Days Later
2003-05-17 Pettingell Peak1355312500 USA-CO15631999-06-26Already Climbed
2004-08-28 Crestone Peak1429413800 USA-CO45341999-09-04Already Climbed
2004-09-05 Lavender Peak1322812000 USA-CO388 
2005-08-13 Vermilion Cliffs73566800 USA-AZ13762005-10-3179 Days Later
2006-04-07 Mount Yale14196130003USA-CO18762009-08-093 Years, 124 Days Later
2007-06-29 Mount McKinley2032017200 USA-AK201562012-06-295 Years, 0 Days Later
2007-11-10 Crouch Benchmark736720 USA-TX161 
2007-11-10 Guadalupe County High Point952940 USA-TX  
2008-01-06 Charlotte County High Point7470 USA-FL  
2008-01-07 Palm Beach County High Point5350 USA-FL  
2008-06-15 Mount Fairweather1532512700 Canada/USA129632011-05-252 Years, 344 Days Later
2008-06-28 Grizzly Peak1398813400 USA-CO19082008-09-2892 Days Later
2008-08-31 Humboldt Peak1406413000 USA-CO11841999-08-15Already Climbed
2010-05-15 Mount Fairweather15325135002Canada/USA129632011-05-251 Year, 10 Days Later
2010-06-15 Mount McKinley20320172002USA-AK201562012-06-292 Years, 14 Days Later
2011-03-11 Sumter County High Point150145 USA-FL  
2011-04-02 Galena Mountain1289312000 USA-CO5732010-08-28Already Climbed
2011-04-20 Skeleton Mesa-West Arm Slope75557500 USA-AZ02011-05-0818 Days Later
2011-10-15 Little Blue Ridge31202900 USA-CA680 
2012-01-16 Bigelow Mountain41453000 USA-ME28452014-10-142 Years, 271 Days Later
2012-06-06 Mount Hood1123910500 USA-OR77062003-06-22Already Climbed
2012-07-07 Snowmass Mountain1409211500 USA-CO11322012-08-2549 Days Later
2012-11-18 Killdeer Mountains32812700 USA-ND  
2013-05-24 Redoubt Volcano101976600 USA-AK9097 
2013-11-23 Pikes Peak1411012000 USA-CO55101982-07-02Already Climbed
2013-11-25 Hardee County High Point135130 USA-FL  
2013-11-25 Manatee County High Point135130 USA-FL  
2014-05-22 Parker Peak484842002USA-SD683 
2014-08-14 Bashful Peak80051700 USA-AK5275 



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