Mount Columbia Climber's Log

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rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Talus and scree  Sucess!

After Harvard the prior day, Columbia seemed like a job. Won't be going back any time soon.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2011

Big glissade  Sucess!

probably shouldn't have... lessons learned...

pyerger

pyerger - Dec 10, 2012 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012

Columbia  Sucess!

Nice day out! upper part of the Standard route was not very pleseant

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Nov 22, 2012 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1999

East RIdge  Sucess!

Was planning on continuing on to Harvard. Columbia's east ridge took a little longer than anticipated and I ran out of time.

ajberry

ajberry - Oct 27, 2012 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

From Harvard  Sucess!

With Katie and Megan, both 11. Camped in Horn Fork Basin. Great conditions.

milan - Oct 18, 2012 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008

Long day  Sucess!

This was a long day of hiking after Harvard the day before. Scree slope was relentles. Again, a storm formed at around the time we were about to leave the summit.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 30, 2012 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Southeast Ridge  Sucess!

Oh, holy shit, the southeast ridge is a beautiful route! Descent mileage (over 12 miles) and lotsa ups and downs made for a pretty long day. Beautiful weather, incredibly aesthetic route!

PeakLizard

PeakLizard - Aug 19, 2012 11:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012

Three Elk Creek - Full Crest Hike  Sucess!

Beautiful hike day originating from the trail along the still gushing Three Elk Creek (East approach). Third summit of Mt. Columbia and this time hiked the entire crest of the bowl - NE to Summit and around to SE (no trail after you pass the Cottonwood Creek trail connection (SW side). Big horn, marmots and coyote sighted. Long and challenging, but gorgeous tour, rare to see other hikers - no one on a Summer Saturday!

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Aug 2, 2012 11:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012

Twofer  Sucess!

did harvard first, then columbia as a twofer.
5th 14er this year.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Feb 5, 2012 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012

SE ridge in winter  Sucess!

What a long ridge! Lots of breaking trail as well.
14 hours car-to-car from the Harvard Lakes TH

Hostilejim

Hostilejim - Nov 9, 2011 10:13 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2011

Hard Climb  Sucess!

Just Climbed Columbia from North Cottonwood Creek. Steep climb up to the summit. on the way down, took a nasty fall, but was okay. Several Storms missed us and rained to our south.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Oct 23, 2011 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2011

via Harvard  Sucess!

Second ascent, solo via Frenchman Creek with PT 13374 and Harvard. Snow covered boulders below the "rabbits" were a bit tedious, but otherwise not a bad tour of the Frenchman Creek drainage on a nice fall day.

pavellush

pavellush - Oct 14, 2011 4:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2011

Mt Columbia from North Cottonwood Trailhead  Sucess!

Mt Columbia from North Cottonwood Trailhead

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Oct 13, 2011 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008

A heap  Sucess!

A never ending heap of talus best hiked in firm snow. Took 2 tries to summit out of the sheer monotony of the long east ridge.

pacojgarza

pacojgarza - Aug 29, 2011 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

Alone on Columbia  Sucess!

I went up Columbia after summitting Harvard and Princeton the two previous days and made it to the summit in 3 hrs & 40 min from N. Cottonwood, the weather turned cloudy, chilly and blustery as I hit the summit ridge. I never saw anyone else on Columbia that day. The descent was very fast on the steep slopes.

JustinShapiro

JustinShapiro - Aug 15, 2011 1:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Last Sawatch 14er  Sucess!

This was my last 14er to climb in the Sawatch. It was a nice, long hike which was worth while.

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 4, 2011 11:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2006

Ass Kicker  Sucess!

I did Columbia with Harvard. The snow, scree, and talus was an ass kicker. Start early if you're going to do both. I did it in 9 1/2 hours, which is a little faster than usual.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 23, 2011 4:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2004

Up and down  Sucess!

Not my favorite.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Mar 23, 2011 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2011

SW Couloir/Ridge combo  Sucess!

Climbed as part of a 14ers.com winter gathering alongside Stephanie and Fletch and about 15+ other people. EXCEPTIONALLY windy on the ridge but calm on the summit. Saw a herd of elk of maybe 40-50 animals crossing drainages to the east.
This was a very enjoyable day with great people!!

StephanieLynn

StephanieLynn - Mar 22, 2011 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2011

windy  Sucess!

2nd time up Columbia in calendar winter. 1st time got to summit right at sunrise, 2nd time with a bunch of 14ers.com people. Good day despite the winds.

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