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dr_gonzNormal Route.  Sucess!


Gorgeous place. Lots of rain and some crazy clouds up high.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 3:55 pm

davebobk47via N Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Camped at 11,200ft, started at 0500 and got some amazing views of the basin. A really great climb.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 9:31 pm

AspenRoute Climbed: South Slope from N. Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2006


This was a solo re-ascent for me after FAILING to take the summit with the 14ers.com group the day before; we were hit by a massive blizzard and I turned back when the water in my Camelbak froze at about 13,200 ft.

I met 2 people up there. On our way down, I gave my spare gloves to this lady and she cried thanking me. Her husband was grateful too. They looked cold and unprepared and I hoped they managed to summit this amazingly beautiful peak. NO ONE TOLD ME THAT THE LAST 50 FEET WERE THE TOUGHEST! Hahaha!! :D
Posted Aug 23, 2007 10:56 pm

jeffrawnSouth Slopes from N Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2005


Thanks to kilimanjaro1, I bagged my first 14er. It's a long hike, but Horn Fork Basin is beautiful.
Posted Jul 24, 2007 1:48 am

apierceNorth Cottonwood  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Slept in the truck at the trailhead. Started for Harvard at 5a and was on top about 9a. Excellent, well-defined trail throughout. I was impressed. Got a little nausea and dizziness during the final 1000ft of vertical. Slowed down to aclimate and it worked out fine. Drink lots of water on this one that is 13+ miles. It is long, though not difficult.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 7:26 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: South Slopes from North Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Yet another EASY CLASS 2 hike! My 38th 14er and one of the last walk-ups I have left :)
Posted Jul 22, 2007 12:12 pm

shanrickvSummited before traverse to Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007


Beautiful climb up Horn Fork Basin to a spectacular summit before painful traverse over to Columbia. Had the pleasure to summit with climbing partners Robert and Alan.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 10:14 am

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


Left the Harvard trailhead at 3:10am. I personally summited 6:30. My 3-lung'd partners summited between 10-20 minutes earlier. 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.
Posted Jul 15, 2007 9:15 pm

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


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 3:32 am

belexesNorth Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


I started at 6:30 AM, reached the top at 10:15, and got back to the car at 2PM. I pushed myself pretty hard on this one. The weather was great, there was a cool breeze at the summit, but it was not at all unpleasant. There were a couple of friendly marmots wandering around the summit, no doubt looking for handouts. Great views all around. Missouri Basin is really spectacular.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 9:53 pm

smason505From frenchmen creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


Camped at treeline after a long slog up the 4wd road. Made the summit in three hours at 7am - great sunrise in the morning and more wildflowers than I have ever seen. Columbines everywhere.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 11:38 am

csmcgranahanSuccessful Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


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 11:04 am

cftbqH&C: long, long day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007


Climbed from the standard N. Cottonwood TH with trishapajean. Got to Harvard's summit under clear, sunny skies. 14er #25 for her, a loong-anticipated repeat for me. Also did Columbia--that's what made the day so long.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 12:36 pm

Scott RogersSunrise Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Scott Rogers

Made it up for a sunrise summit. 6.5 hrs round trip from the TH
Posted Jun 25, 2007 8:17 pm

Peak_BaggerHarvard and Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2002


A long 12.5 hrs day but I was able to climb both peaks.
Posted May 15, 2007 7:28 pm

ppergandeSouth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 1995


Long hike! 12 or so miles.
Posted Feb 28, 2007 7:13 pm

Anya JingleVia South Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2003

Anya Jingle

Survived a major thunderstorm on route from Harvard to Columbia. Made the summit of Columbia as well after all. What a day!
Posted Jan 13, 2007 10:42 pm

boisedocgrunt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1999


Seemed endless, steeper than some Sawatch summits
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:11 pm

chicagotransplantSouth Slopes Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006


Climbed with a larger group but only 3 of us were able to summit due to the raging early fall blizzard on the peak. 50mph+ winds and a lot of blowing snow, felt like January. I'll have to go back sometime to get a view!
Posted Sep 17, 2006 9:57 pm

GahugafugaSouth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006


Climbed from the trailhead. After thinking better of the posthole hell that getting to Columbia would be, I decided to scramble the other direction to UN 13580. Ended up being a ridiculously fun scramble on overhanging blocks above Missouri Basin.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 2:39 pm

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