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Mots010Harvard to Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Mots010

We stayed high on the traverse, keeping the climb at sustained exposed 4th class with a 2-3 5th class moves sprinked in. Rock was a bit loose, but a very enjoyable climb. Back at the car at 12:35. Descent off Columbia was not bad at all, especially after the traverse.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 9:17 pm

heather14Harvard & Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

heather14

A very long day! Got caught on the traverse by some storms which didn't help, but we got both peaks!
Posted Jul 8, 2007 3:34 am

csmcgranahanSuccessful Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

csmcgranahan

The climb up Harvard was quite scenic and very enjoyable on a great trail. The descent below the saddle (12,700') with Columbia was pretty good but the low point and the first part of the ascent up to Columbia was pretty rough with lots of boulders, medium snow fields, lots of zig zagging, etc. If I had to do this again I would go even lower to avoid this mess. A minor system with thunder just to the east resulted in us spending just a minute or so on the summit of Columbia. We even had a little snow for about 30 minutes. The descent down Columbia was pretty rough but I didn't think it was as bad as advertised as long as you find the loose trail and don't go down the scree. Overall a long but scenic day!
Posted Jul 1, 2007 11:05 am

cftbqDid the twofer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

cftbq

Did the "traverse" from Harvard, leaving the ridge well before the Rabbits. A very long day, didn't reach Columbia's summit until after 4 pm. Cold and windy by then. Still, a great combo. 14er #26 for trishapajean.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 12:42 pm

Scott RogersFrenchman Creek  Sucess!

Scott Rogers

Did this one several years ago. Tried for Harvard on this trip but was denied via lightning.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 8:30 pm

pittbrownieColumbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007

pittbrownie

*cough, cough* Great way to spend a sick day. Thought about heading over to Harvard but the weather was kinda sketchy.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 9:24 pm

mlathamNort Cottonwood Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

mlatham

My wife, Marella, and I encountered *very* little snow on the way up Horn Fork Basin. Camped near the fork heading up to Columbia, beautiful warm June night. Hike up and down was a bit tedious and snow free. All in all a good day in the high country.
Posted Jun 18, 2007 12:58 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: West Slopes via North Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

altitude14er

I was the only sole on the peak the entire day that I could tell? It was a challenging day as much snow remained in Horn Fork Basin, the trail kind of dissappeared and I found myself bushwacking to the summit. Lost the snow overed trail on the descent and spent an hour & a half offtrail ("LOST") in H.ForkBasin. A GREAT ballbust..
Posted Jun 3, 2007 12:35 pm

Peak_BaggerBoth of em  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2002

Peak_Bagger

Gotta love CO and days when you can climb two peaks.
Posted May 15, 2007 7:29 pm

chicagotransplantThree Elk Circle Tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

chicagotransplant

My Sawatch finisher! hiked up the East Ridge via Three Elk Creek and traversed around and down the Southeast Ridge. Nice circle tour, but a strenuous "early" season hike, over 4800' of vertical takes its toll when you haven't been climbing with regularity!
Posted May 13, 2007 7:33 pm

Anya JingleHiked over from Mt. Harvard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2003

Anya Jingle

We survived a major thunderstorm on route from Harvard to Columbia. Made the summit of Columbia as well after all. What a day! I didn't enjoy the descent off Columbia. The route was just so loose. The rest of the hike was great. Our photos are here: Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia as a day hike
Posted Jan 19, 2007 4:15 am

boisedocoff route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2000

boisedoc

lots of sidehilling as I got off route. Did Harvard seperately
Posted Dec 17, 2006 5:00 pm

royswkrDay hike in iffy weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1987
Hailstorm began just after leaving summit so took shelter. Eventually decided not to wait for it to quit which was just as well as it was still hailing back at parking lot.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 5:03 pm

bjd5578Harvard and Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

bjd5578

Climbed Harvard and Columbia together in one day (then camped below treeline). Harvard was fun - Columbia, not so much. 3 hours to summit Harvard, 5 hours to get from Harvard to Columbia. My advice: do this one separately!
Posted Sep 14, 2006 3:07 am

Ryan KowalskiEast Ridge from Three Elk TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Ryan Kowalski

A gorgeous day where we climbed the ridge and were suspended above the clouds. Didn't see a soul all day on a 14er on Labor Day Weekend?!?!?! Unheard of.
Posted Sep 9, 2006 8:29 pm

belexesNorth Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

belexes

Hoo Boy. Lots of character-building on this one. The weather was lousy pretty much all day long, and I was not prepared for it. We had a few episodes of steady rain on the way up, but then a storm rolled in as we were coming down. The wind really picked up, and we had some pelletized snow. That was not pleasant at all. There were a few crashes of very loud thunder as well. The sky did clear up as we arrived back at treeline.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 12:15 am

cftbqBypassed the Rabbits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1976

cftbq

14er #5; same day as Harvard. Tried the connecting ridge, but had to bail into Frenchman Creek drainage. Summitted from the NE about 6 pm. My first twofer.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 9:46 pm

Brad SniderFrom Harvard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Brad Snider

Loose tedious traverse b/c I stuck w/ middle of the slopes which was not much fun. Descent from Columbia on steep rotten trail not much fun either.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 3:06 am

seth@LOKInice camping and smooth ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1999

seth@LOKI

rolling!
Posted Jul 26, 2006 8:12 pm

lindasyhNorth Cottonwood TH, Ascend Harvard S Slopes to Columbia N Slopes, Descend Columbia W Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2003

lindasyh

Did the double but it was tough. Absolutely ran out of steam.
Posted Jul 24, 2006 10:24 pm

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