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Unsuccessful Ascent List for Larry Edmonds

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 Larry Edmonds'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
2006-02-11TRCorte Madera Mountain46572450 USA-CA6772011-05-145 Years, 92 Days Later
2006-03-11TRCorte Madera Mountain465740002USA-CA6772011-05-145 Years, 64 Days Later
2012-01-14TRSpectre Peak44824419 USA-CA25462013-02-161 Year, 33 Days Later
2012-06-15TRCinder Hill73037345 USA-OR432013-10-041 Year, 111 Days Later
2012-08-11TRWest Baldy998810068 USA-CA108 
2012-11-18TRNob Peak44553678 USA-CA2952013-03-16118 Days Later
2013-10-19TRCastle Rocks86008475 USA-CA280 
2014-07-25TRWysup Peak89908500 USA-CA230 



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