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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Colleen Murphy

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 Colleen Murphy'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
2009-06-13 Dragontail Peak88408200 USA-WA17602012-07-273 Years, 44 Days Later
2010-06-06 Mount Shuksan91315800 USA-WA44112011-07-231 Year, 47 Days Later
2010-09-11 Cathedral Rock67246400 USA-WA1084 
2011-06-06 Bald Eagle Mountain56805550 USA-WA520 
2011-07-30 Mount Buckner91148000 USA-WA3034 
2011-08-06 Chiwawa Mountain84598300 USA-WA1219 
2012-03-24 Jolly Mountain64436000 USA-WA963 
2012-04-07 The Castle64406350 USA-WA200 
2012-04-21 Lennox Mountain58944600 USA-WA2054 
2012-05-19 Dragontail Peak884080002USA-WA17602012-07-2769 Days Later
2013-01-05 Mount Teneriffe47882200 USA-WA6282010-02-13Already Climbed
2013-03-30 Eagle Peak59585800 USA-WA238 
2013-06-29 Wallaby Peak79957600 USA-WA475 



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