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Unsuccessful Ascent List for The Colonel Butler

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 The Colonel Butler'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
2014-07-28TRFrench Hill426426 USA-CA1262014-08-1720 Days Later
2015-10-25 Butler Peak85358535 USA-CA1735 
2016-02-19 Quake Benchmark31643164 USA-CA364 
2016-02-19 Aguanga Benchmark32133213 USA-CA53 
2016-06-01 3xTRWaterman Mountain80388038 USA-CA14382012-04-29Already Climbed
2016-09-01 Thorn Point69206920 USA-CA5602016-10-2655 Days Later
2016-10-12 Bald Eagle Peak61816181 USA-CA261 
2017-01-04 Lizard Hill14161416 USA-CA  



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