Columbine Peak Climber's Log

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Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2001

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Nice hike with L. Benkard.


MaverickMerk - Oct 27, 2015 12:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2015

via Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Great scramble, great rock, no scree. Camped at the lake southwest of lake 11388. Deviated from the ridge to the south near the top so as to keep the route class 3. Incredible view of the Palisades...


CameronGround - Aug 11, 2015 1:51 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2015

Up SW Ridge, Down NE Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed mainly for a nice sunset view of the Palisades from the summit:

Up from Knapsack Pass (class 3 along ridgeline, looked like some class 2 down on the north slope, but probably still some mandatory 3), then down the NE Ridge after sunset (had to drop off to the south side of the ridge a couple times to avoid what looked to me, in the waning light, like class 4-5).


CWessels - Jul 18, 2015 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2015

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Agreed--this is Class 3, with possible 4th class lines on the edge.


Fairweather - Nov 17, 2012 12:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1987

NE Ridge  Sucess!

With Suzi & Dave Syracuse. Morning summit from Dusy Basin camp, before hiking back out to South Lake. Great view of the Palisades.


telemarkdude - Oct 6, 2012 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 1985

NE Ridge - Class 3  Sucess!

Got stormed off of Isosceles Peak. By the time we got down to the saddle the weather had cleared. We continued on up the class 3 NE ridge of Columbine to the summit. Nice scramble.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Aug 17, 2012 3:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2012

From Knapsack Pass  Sucess!

Grabbed this one on our way out of Palisade Basin camp. While some old guide book calls this class two, I don't see how that is possible. Totally enjoyable and sustained class three. LOVED the views, the diving board summit block and the 1962 summit register hidden below the summit "board" in an antique, metal Kodak can.


krrt2000 - Feb 27, 2012 12:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1996

Isosceles Saddle  Sucess!

On the way to T-Bolt with Duane.


myles - Aug 10, 2011 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Kept close to the crest and turned it into class 4 for part of the way. Beautiful day and fun scramble.


seano - Jul 27, 2011 1:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2011

Traverse  Sucess!

Wandered up near Knapsack Pass, then traversed over to Isosceles, only to chicken out on the last "4th class" notch to the summit. Trip report


kovarpa - Jul 25, 2007 2:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

traverse  Sucess!

with Vendulka, up NE ridge, down SW ridge (screwed up the descent a bit), back to our camp in Dusy. Wonderful views.


Misha - Jul 23, 2007 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

Traverse  Sucess!

Quick solo trip from Dusy Basin. Northeast Ridge (from Isosceles saddle) up and Southwest Ridge (to Knapsack Pass) down. I stayed true to the ridge as much as possible. It was a highly enjoyable Class 3-4 scramble; way better than anticipated. Unfortunately, the views were obscured by really bad haze that day.

David Senesac

David Senesac - Feb 15, 2007 6:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1986

Knapsack'dit  Sucess!

Four of us up the erete from Knapsack Ppass. Much fun. Liked the huge talus blocks at the top. Also same day I took the pic that is the marquee image for nearby Isosceles Peak.


tpdwr - Oct 6, 2005 4:36 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast ridge. Date Climbed: July 24, 1986  Sucess!

Great views and a fun climb.

Michael Graupe

Michael Graupe - Sep 27, 2005 5:13 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Isosceles Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with Matthew, Bob and Evan. Stayed on the more Class 2/3 side of the ridge. Still lots of fun with great views.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Sep 16, 2005 12:48 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Isosceles Peak Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005  Sucess!

What Matthew said. Trip Report

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Aug 17, 2005 1:34 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse from Isosceles Peak Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2005  Sucess!

Day 6 of the Sierra Challenge. Bob and I kept to the ridge--enjoyable fourth class in places, with tons of bail-out options to the class 2 terrain 20 feet to the left (one of which we had to take when the ridge finally became grainy, exposed fifth class for a bit near the top). This was more fun than Isosceles Peak, with some really good views too. Dusy Basin is beautiful.

scared climber - Oct 15, 2002 7:56 am

Route Climbed: East Ridge (from Isoceles Pass) Date Climbed: 10-11-02  Sucess!

A relatively easy scramble up from the saddle between Columbine and Isoceles. Great views, no wind, spent half an hour taking in the ambience with my brother and a good friend.

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