Mount Columbia Climber's Log

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

SW Couloir/Ridge combo  Sucess!

Climbed as part of a 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 - 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 people. Good day despite the winds.


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

harvard/columbia  Sucess!

was a long day and didnt bring enough water


tomlauren - Jan 2, 2011 11:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Harvard - Columbia  Sucess!

Climbed Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia from North Cottonwood Trailhead after a beautiful camp at 11,440 feet in Horn Fork Basin. This was my second ascent of Mount Columbia. My first ascent was in September of 2004 during/after a snow storm.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 22, 2010 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

Traverse from Harvard  Sucess!

Hiked this after climbing Harvard. The scree was nasty.


thatnissanguy - Dec 18, 2010 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2010

Harvard to Columbia  Sucess!

Threaded the needle during a succession of violent thunderstorms. Took the low traverse which was miserably loose, as was the descent to the main trail. Would be a better snow climb.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Sep 24, 2010 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2010

Southeast Ridge, from Colorado Trail  Sucess!

Very windy day. Great route for solitude--no one else (and no trail) on this side of the mountain. Herd of mountain goats above treeline, right on the ridge. Pay attention on the way down, it's easy to end up off-route.

I like it on top

I like it on top - Sep 5, 2010 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

North Cottonwood  Sucess!

Steep climb up scree slope, very high winds on ridges, another safe and successful 14'er, so overall a great day.


CWFry - Aug 23, 2010 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

West Ridges  Sucess!

Great day, love the approach. Fairly bad erosion and scree-skiing on the way down.


metal4lyf - Aug 8, 2010 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

with Harvard  Sucess!

Traversed the boulder field at 12900'

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Jul 30, 2010 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Columbia/Harvard Combo  Sucess!

Climbed Harvard first starting at 3:30 am. Summited Harvard the did the rabbit ear ridge traverse to Columbia. That was Colorado 14er 28 and 29. Nice day, a little rain at the end.


BLong - Jul 19, 2010 2:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Traverse  Sucess!

Had a fun hike up Harvard > Columbia. Apparently spending 5 weeks in Phoenix (near sea level) and then driving up to the mountains and immediately climbing two 14ers is not proper acclimatization. In the end it made the trip a bit more challenging, which was great!


seano - Jun 7, 2010 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010

Standard route  Sucess!

University Pass-level scree. Yuck. Trip report

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