Mount Columbia Climber's Log

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spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 11:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Beautiful day  Sucess!

Great day with nice views of the Sawatch.


HylianHero - Sep 17, 2007 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2005

#22  Sucess!

Our second attempt on Columbia, we had gotten snowed off the first time. We climbed from Frenchman's Creek, a great alternative to the main route. We didn't see anyone until near the summit. It was definitely a rocky climb.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Sep 11, 2007 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Finnaly  Sucess!

3rd time's the charm. After being turned away by and EARLY morning storm, and then a sick partner, I finnaly got her done. I saw 18 Mountain Goats on the summit!


dr_gonz - Sep 5, 2007 1:51 pm

yup  Sucess!

made it


davebobk47 - Sep 1, 2007 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Ouch  Sucess!

A really rough trail from Harvard as well as the descent. Not to mention the clouds started rolling in at 1000. The high point was 17 mountain goats with their bright white coats.


shanrickv - Jul 16, 2007 10:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Traverse from Harvard  Sucess!

A trip report on recently referred to Columbia as an "evil mountain" that "sucks beyond belief." How very true! While Harvard is tall and beautiful, Columbia is basically a mound of talus and scree. Still, it is checked off and I don't have to go back! Climbing this hill makes me really look forward to going to the Crestones next week.


Mots010 - Jul 15, 2007 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Harvard to Columbia  Sucess!

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. Descent off Columbia was not bad at all, especially after the traverse.


heather14 - Jul 8, 2007 3:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Harvard & Columbia  Sucess!

A very long day! Got caught on the traverse by some storms which didn't help, but we got both peaks!


csmcgranahan - Jul 1, 2007 11:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Successful Traverse  Sucess!

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!


cftbq - Jun 27, 2007 12:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2007

Did the twofer  Sucess!

Did the "traverse" from Harvard, leaving the ridge well before the Rabbits. A very long day, didn't reach Columbia's summit until after 4 pm. Cold and windy by then. Still, a great combo. 14er #26 for trishapajean.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jun 25, 2007 8:30 pm

Frenchman Creek  Sucess!

Did this one several years ago. Tried for Harvard on this trip but was denied via lightning.


pittbrownie - Jun 22, 2007 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2007

Columbia  Sucess!

*cough, cough* Great way to spend a sick day. Thought about heading over to Harvard but the weather was kinda sketchy.


mlatham - Jun 18, 2007 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Nort Cottonwood Trailhead  Sucess!

My wife, Marella, and I encountered *very* little snow on the way up Horn Fork Basin. Camped near the fork heading up to Columbia, beautiful warm June night. Hike up and down was a bit tedious and snow free. All in all a good day in the high country.


altitude14er - Jun 3, 2007 12:35 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

Route Climbed: West Slopes via North Cottonwood TH  Sucess!

I was the only sole on the peak the entire day that I could tell? It was a challenging day as much snow remained in Horn Fork Basin, the trail kind of dissappeared and I found myself bushwacking to the summit. Lost the snow overed trail on the descent and spent an hour & a half offtrail ("LOST") in H.ForkBasin. A GREAT ballbust..


Peak_Bagger - May 15, 2007 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2002

Both of em  Sucess!

Gotta love CO and days when you can climb two peaks.


chicagotransplant - May 13, 2007 7:33 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Three Elk Circle Tour  Sucess!

My Sawatch finisher! hiked up the East Ridge via Three Elk Creek and traversed around and down the Southeast Ridge. Nice circle tour, but a strenuous "early" season hike, over 4800' of vertical takes its toll when you haven't been climbing with regularity!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 19, 2007 4:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2003

Hiked over from Mt. Harvard  Sucess!

We survived a major thunderstorm on route from Harvard to Columbia. Made the summit of Columbia as well after all. What a day! I didn't enjoy the descent off Columbia. The route was just so loose. The rest of the hike was great. Our photos are here: Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia as a day hike


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2000

off route  Sucess!

lots of sidehilling as I got off route. Did Harvard seperately

royswkr - Sep 14, 2006 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1987

Day hike in iffy weather  Sucess!

Hailstorm began just after leaving summit so took shelter. Eventually decided not to wait for it to quit which was just as well as it was still hailing back at parking lot.


bjd5578 - Sep 14, 2006 3:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Harvard and Columbia  Sucess!

Climbed Harvard and Columbia together in one day (then camped below treeline). Harvard was fun - Columbia, not so much. 3 hours to summit Harvard, 5 hours to get from Harvard to Columbia. My advice: do this one separately!

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