Mount Harvard Climber's Log

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LazyJSkwires - Oct 1, 2023 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2023

Start of a long day  Sucess!

Figured I would try and summit before 10 and if I did I would make the trek to Columbia. Great day to do it, only briefly needed more than two layers. That traverse to Columbia though, bleh


cmcalhoun - Jun 17, 2023 6:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

Harvard  Sucess!

South Slopes


JThorne - Feb 27, 2023 8:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2004

Mt Harvard  Sucess!

South Slopes


runbyu1 - Sep 1, 2022 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2021

Down in under an hour  Sucess!

3rd Highest Mountain in CO on a Busy 9/11 Saturday - Got the Descent Under an Hour (Record!?)
Remember 9/11…USA. Lots of people on Mt. Harvard today! Quite hot as well as I was out there 11am to 3pm. Had to go #2 three times on the way up. As I was nearing the top, I felt like it looked like the descent could possibly be done under an hour (if I didn't have to dump again!), so I decided to give it a shot. Took it fairly conservative the first mile or so down, and then tried to ratchet it up. I felt I should've been able to get the 3rd and 2nd to last miles under 7, but I wasn't feeling it. Bonked a bit the last mile or so.
First time wearing Olympus on a fast effort (not totally planned) and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Saw multiple people on the drive waving American flags along the highways...super cool.


jclements - Oct 1, 2021 7:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2021

A snowy dusting  Sucess!

Lightning and snow in the night. The day cleared up though.


aarobkol - Aug 30, 2021 9:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2021

Harvard from Horn Fork  Sucess!

Nice day hike from North Cottonwood trailhead. I started at 4:30 and was on the summit by 8. Left the summit 20 minutes later and was in Beuna Vista in time for lunch.


utahjimk - Jul 25, 2021 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2021

with Wasatch Mountain Club group; via North Cottonwood TH  Sucess!

one of the most scenic hikes I've experienced: Horn Fork Basin is quite spectacular. We took the side detour to Bear Lake - one of the most beautiful lakes.


birdhead - Jun 15, 2021 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2021

South Slopes  Sucess!

Lots of snow left on the route, which made for a long outing. Had to post-hole in Horn Fork basin. The slope up to the ridge was covered in hard snow so we used spikes and poles to ascend. Hiked up the ridge to the summit area and scrambled the summit block. Perfect weather day!


JesseSumrak - Sep 21, 2020 9:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2020

Harvard and Columbia  Sucess!

Started our drive around 1am and began the hike around 4:30. Had 3 friends (Braden, Ben, and Andrea) join me, and we cruised to the top of Harvard. Seeing a lot of snow on the traverse to Columbia, we decided to descend all the way back down to the junction and reascend Columbia. Lots of wind on Columbia Ridgeline, but no bad weather and just a beautiful day. Long way down and a long day overall, but well worth the effort.


BKiser90 - Sep 19, 2020 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2020

Harvard and Columbia  Sucess!

Set off from the TH at 4:30 am with my wife and friends Jesse and Braden. The goal was to do the Harvard/Columbia traverse. We summitted Harvard around 8:20 and relaxed for twentyish minutes. We decided to forgo the traverse as it looked pretty icy. Instead, we descended back into Horn Fork Basin and followed the new trail up to Columbia. What a slog. Weather was nearly perfect and we summitted Columbia shortly after noon. Back down to the TH by 3:20 pm. 14er #26


mickeyCs - Mar 27, 2020 7:15 pm

ct thru hike



eli.boardman - Dec 27, 2018 10:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2017

Nice wildflowers  Sucess!

Solo hike up Hornfork


Wheelbarrow - Feb 6, 2018 6:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017

#45 Columbia + Harvard  Sucess!

Loved the views of that whole backcountry area including towards Missouri Gulch. The summit tower was impressive. The trail down was a real joy–the trail builders really outdid themselves on this one. Then quickly drove up to Mount of the Holy Cross for a sunset hike.


kronshage3 - Aug 6, 2017 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2017

Columbia Traverse  Sucess!

Started around 4:30AM. Conditions excellent up to Harvard summit. Traverse was very long as expected. 4 or 5 small snowfields along the traverse. Thunderstorms started rolling in at 11AM. Spent minimal time at Columbia summit. Light rain all the way back to trailhead. Was back around 2:40PM.


lilmantis - Jul 11, 2017 1:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2012

LONG!  Sucess!

Did the approach from Frenchmen Creek TH and I will never do that again. Better to come from the Columbia side or do a traverse. Still glad to get this peak though.


BLong - May 14, 2017 10:33 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2017

Spring Ski - South Slopes  Sucess!

Great spring ski down the south slopes


skorpeo - Dec 13, 2016 11:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

From Little John's cabin  Sucess!

My son and I went up from John's Cabin. No trail above tree-line. Great day.


BradBartick - Sep 18, 2016 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2016

Good weather  Sucess!

Nice day, little windy, awesome Fall colors.


Hyadventure - Jul 11, 2016 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2016

Columbia, then Harvard  Sucess!

A long day alone with my thoughts. 5:30 start,4:15 finish.


habaceeba - May 5, 2016 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2013

Harvard  Sucess!


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