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ctruscotRoute Climbed: Standarad I think Date Climbed: June 1, 2002  Sucess!
My first 14er for summer of 2002. This time another solo ascent as it is getting harder to find climbing partners. I suffered on this one - lots of scree - guess I did not want to be alone either. Climbed on a Saturday and there is no snow this year. Despite this, I saw noone until I had summited and had come back down to treeline. There I saw one other hiker and we hiked out together.
Posted Jun 17, 2002 2:41 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Frenchman Creek basin from Harvard Date Climbed: Aug 18 2001  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

9th summit of Nolan's 14. Reached the summit at 3 AM after getting lost on a horrible 5 hour traverse from Harvard, crossing boulders and climbing dangerously steep loose rocks with a flashlight in my teeth. It is easy to follow the route in daylight, but not when you can't see beyond the 100 ft. range of your flashlight with no moon. Did not sleep. Descended steep S ridge. Tricky in the dark with many diverging ridges that lead into steep ravines. Fortunately it was getting light by the time I reached treeline and had to bushwack off-trail. On to Yale.
Posted May 17, 2002 5:34 pm

thepluggerRoute Climbed: East side Date Climbed: 7/2/91  Sucess!


Climbed it from the Frenchman Creek Trailhead. A relatively easy walk up on a gorgeous summer day.
Posted Aug 29, 2001 9:30 pm

climbcoloradoRoute Climbed: West Slopes  Sucess!


Steep scree climbed with my small dog Sneakers.
Posted Aug 16, 2001 8:08 pm

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: N. Cottonwood - West Slopes Date Climbed: 8/9/01  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Rather steep if you are climbing Columbia by itself, stick to the trail on the descent.
Posted Aug 16, 2001 12:46 pm

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