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DanielLHarvard to Columbia traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2008

DanielL

Climbed Harvard's standard from Horn Fork Basin, and then traversed to Columbia (17 miles RT), which was a fun route. The early evening descent down the ultra-loose face into the basin was definitely not fun, but it was a rewarding day nonetheless.
Posted Oct 9, 2013 12:22 am

cdevenney84Combo. West Slopes trail = terrible  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

cdevenney84

Harvard was a pleasure, the traverse was fun, but the West Slopes "trail" coming down Columbia sucked. Worst trail I've seen on a 14er by far - I can't believe it's the standard route. There were people all over the side of the mountain looking for it, and once we did find it, it was thin and steep with bad erosion. Expect to fall on your ass half a dozen times. Honestly, do Harvard and skip Columbia unless you are determined to do all the 14ers.
Posted Sep 22, 2013 6:30 pm

rockymountaindivaTalus and scree  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

rockymountaindiva

After Harvard the prior day, Columbia seemed like a job. Won't be going back any time soon.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 3:56 pm

FletchBig glissade  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2011

Fletch

probably shouldn't have... lessons learned...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 1:29 pm

pyergerColumbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012

pyerger

Nice day out! upper part of the Standard route was not very pleseant
Posted Dec 10, 2012 4:02 pm

telemarkdudeEast RIdge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1999

telemarkdude

Was planning on continuing on to Harvard. Columbia's east ridge took a little longer than anticipated and I ran out of time.
Posted Nov 22, 2012 11:33 pm

ajberryFrom Harvard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

ajberry

With Katie and Megan, both 11. Camped in Horn Fork Basin. Great conditions.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 5:03 pm

milanLong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008
This was a long day of hiking after Harvard the day before. Scree slope was relentles. Again, a storm formed at around the time we were about to leave the summit.
Posted Oct 18, 2012 5:50 pm

Sarah SimonSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Sarah Simon

Oh, holy shit, the southeast ridge is a beautiful route! Descent mileage (over 12 miles) and lotsa ups and downs made for a pretty long day. Beautiful weather, incredibly aesthetic route!
Posted Sep 30, 2012 10:33 pm

PeakLizardThree Elk Creek - Full Crest Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

PeakLizard

Beautiful hike day originating from the trail along the still gushing Three Elk Creek (East approach). Third summit of Mt. Columbia and this time hiked the entire crest of the bowl - NE to Summit and around to SE (no trail after you pass the Cottonwood Creek trail connection (SW side). Big horn, marmots and coyote sighted. Long and challenging, but gorgeous tour, rare to see other hikers - no one on a Summer Saturday!
Posted Aug 19, 2012 11:19 am

bighornmonkeyTwofer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012

bighornmonkey

did harvard first, then columbia as a twofer.
5th 14er this year.
Posted Aug 2, 2012 11:23 am

Matt LemkeSE ridge in winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012

Matt Lemke

What a long ridge! Lots of breaking trail as well.
14 hours car-to-car from the Harvard Lakes TH
Posted Feb 5, 2012 1:10 pm

HostilejimHard Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2011

Hostilejim

Just Climbed Columbia from North Cottonwood Creek. Steep climb up to the summit. on the way down, took a nasty fall, but was okay. Several Storms missed us and rained to our south.
Posted Nov 9, 2011 10:13 am

chicagotransplantvia Harvard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

chicagotransplant

Second ascent, solo via Frenchman Creek with PT 13374 and Harvard. Snow covered boulders below the "rabbits" were a bit tedious, but otherwise not a bad tour of the Frenchman Creek drainage on a nice fall day.
Posted Oct 23, 2011 6:18 pm

pavellushMt Columbia from North Cottonwood Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

pavellush

Mt Columbia from North Cottonwood Trailhead
Posted Oct 14, 2011 4:24 am

Ted EliasonA heap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008

Ted Eliason

A never ending heap of talus best hiked in firm snow. Took 2 tries to summit out of the sheer monotony of the long east ridge.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 2:50 pm

pacojgarzaAlone on Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

pacojgarza

I went up Columbia after summitting Harvard and Princeton the two previous days and made it to the summit in 3 hrs & 40 min from N. Cottonwood, the weather turned cloudy, chilly and blustery as I hit the summit ridge. I never saw anyone else on Columbia that day. The descent was very fast on the steep slopes.
Posted Aug 29, 2011 4:38 pm

JustinShapiroLast Sawatch 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

JustinShapiro

This was my last 14er to climb in the Sawatch. It was a nice, long hike which was worth while.
Posted Aug 15, 2011 1:17 am

vbeckman74Ass Kicker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2006

vbeckman74

I did Columbia with Harvard. The snow, scree, and talus was an ass kicker. Start early if you're going to do both. I did it in 9 1/2 hours, which is a little faster than usual.
Posted Aug 4, 2011 11:05 am

Jeremy HakesUp and down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2004

Jeremy Hakes

Not my favorite.
Posted Apr 23, 2011 4:35 pm

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