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shknbkeWinter ascent-Horn Fork  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010


We were likely the first group to summit the 5th highest peak in the lower 48 in the new decade! It was "easier" than expected as the trailbreaking to our camp at treeline wasn't back with a broken track to beyond the Kroenke Lake junction. Got blasted by spindrift and low vis for the last couple hundred vertical to the summit. The scrambling is a bit tricky with snow as there are fewer options. Hung around for Columbia the next day.

5/21/04-First ascent was as a dayhike, and it was an epic! Endless postholing on the way down, ran out of water, was hallucinating near the end. Glad I've gained some experience since then!
Posted Jan 6, 2010 12:02 am

Snowslogger5th highest in U.S.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007


Had to do this to complete the 5 highest in the U.S. Why, I don't know, it seemed like a good idea!
Posted Dec 30, 2009 4:29 pm

SenadRCombo with Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009


Very long hike, we started around 4:45am made to Harvard around 8:30, but traverse to Columbia was somewhat long and painfull, but somehow we made it, beating thunderstorms and rain.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 12:18 am

McCannsterSouth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009


Great trip in the Sawatch on a Bluebird, clear as hell day! Uncompaghre Peak was visible in the San Juans. Light winds, pleasant temps. Trail was very icy going up, turned slushy on the way down. We were gonna do Columbia as well, but decided we wanted Chinese food in Leadville instead!
Posted Oct 18, 2009 10:06 pm

shanahan96south slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009


2/5/17- summited harvard via the east ridge as an overnight climb w/ryan. fair of trailbreaking and lots of wind up high!

9/26/09-hiked up the south slopes through beautiful horn fork basin. the fall colors are near their peak with 2-4 inches of snow extremely high up. looks good for a possible winter climb....

Posted Sep 27, 2009 7:52 pm

strudolyubovHarvard-Columbia Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009


Climbed Harvard starting at 5:30am from North Cottonwood TH (second summit since 2001). Excellent trail all the way to the summit. After summiting Harvard did traverse to Columbia. Back to the car at ~2:45pm. Nice weather, incredible views!
Posted Sep 21, 2009 11:59 am

CortezRoute: North Cottonwood Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


18th Fourteener!!! We did Harvard on a magnificent, relatively warm, non-monsoonal early August day. Although the hike was a wee bit long, I thought it was easy as far as 14ers go.
Posted Aug 12, 2009 11:38 am

weeds19Long day with Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009


With a 5 am start and a 2 pm return to the car I was tired of walking. Great views from top as expected!
Posted Jul 26, 2009 5:22 pm

RC Colagood for a hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

RC Cola

a good day with great weather after an unsuccessful attempt up Yale.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 3:21 pm

Woodie HopperHorn Fork Basin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Woodie Hopper

Started early ~3:15am to help ensure safely traversing over to Columbia afterwards. Rained until treeline, but nice afterwards. The trail to Harvard is great- thanks to whoever is responsible for keeping it in such great shape- ?CFI, ?rangers.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 11:22 pm

Liba Kopeckovafrom North Cottonwood Creek  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

A lot of snow, glissading on the way back. Duchess kept me a great company as always.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 4:34 am

er185005Frenchman Creek in the Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2008


Three day hike. Last bivy was at around 12500ft. 14 hours on the last day took us to the top and back down. Gotta love 14ers in the deep of winter.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 6:49 pm

mattpayne11Did the traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009


Long day - successful traverse.
Posted Jun 25, 2009 12:03 am

SteveMarrGreat Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1993


Great climb, wonderful views from the top. I'm pretty sure we climbed this in conjunction with either Columbia or Yale, I just can't remember which.
Posted Jun 6, 2009 4:05 pm

skier25Highest Mountain Yet...  Sucess!


Good Climb. Recommend Rabbits next, if capable.
Posted Mar 22, 2009 11:18 am

SarahThompsonHorn Fork Basin, summer & winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2004


8/22/04 - Standard route through Horn Fork Basin, a very beautiful place. Also climbed Columbia which made for a very long day.

1/2/10 - Backpacked 7 miles to treeline in Horn Fork Basin and climbed Harvard the following day. Nasty blowing snow and low visibility near summit.
Posted Jan 19, 2009 12:12 pm

ZachStoneStarted Late  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2004


and couldn't squeeze in the columbia traverse, oh well
Posted Dec 14, 2008 12:47 pm

MattKWith Columbia  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Wife, dog and I. Traversed to Columbia and threw in UN 13,374.
Posted Oct 13, 2008 6:17 pm

canicholFrom North Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008


Fantastic views in all directions.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 2:18 am

JCantu1044North Cottonwood TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008


Solo hike and 10th 14er for me. Great weather, but a long 12 hour day due to 50 yr. old knees! Trail was excellent as was the view of Mt. Yale. Summit was very small.
Posted Sep 24, 2008 10:17 pm

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