Mount Harvard Climber's Log

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bryangast - Jan 7, 2010 10:11 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1990

Another perfect day.  Sucess!

There was an attack marmot on top of this peak and it stole my day pack! I had to chase it for about 30 feet before it dropped it and ran away.


shknbke - Jan 6, 2010 12:02 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010

Winter ascent-Horn Fork  Sucess!

We were likely the first group to summit the 5th highest peak in the lower 48 in the new decade! It was "easier" than expected as the trailbreaking to our camp at treeline wasn't back with a broken track to beyond the Kroenke Lake junction. Got blasted by spindrift and low vis for the last couple hundred vertical to the summit. The scrambling is a bit tricky with snow as there are fewer options. Hung around for Columbia the next day.

5/21/04-First ascent was as a dayhike, and it was an epic! Endless postholing on the way down, ran out of water, was hallucinating near the end. Glad I've gained some experience since then!


Snowslogger - Dec 30, 2009 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2007

5th highest in U.S.  Sucess!

Had to do this to complete the 5 highest in the U.S. Why, I don't know, it seemed like a good idea!

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 24, 2009 12:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2009

Combo with Columbia  Sucess!

Very long hike, we started around 4:45am made to Harvard around 8:30, but traverse to Columbia was somewhat long and painfull, but somehow we made it, beating thunderstorms and rain.


McCannster - Oct 18, 2009 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

South Slopes  Sucess!

Great trip in the Sawatch on a Bluebird, clear as hell day! Uncompaghre Peak was visible in the San Juans. Light winds, pleasant temps. Trail was very icy going up, turned slushy on the way down. We were gonna do Columbia as well, but decided we wanted Chinese food in Leadville instead!


shanahan96 - Sep 27, 2009 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

south slopes  Sucess!

2/5/17- summited harvard via the east ridge as an overnight climb w/ryan. fair of trailbreaking and lots of wind up high!

9/26/09-hiked up the south slopes through beautiful horn fork basin. the fall colors are near their peak with 2-4 inches of snow extremely high up. looks good for a possible winter climb....



strudolyubov - Sep 21, 2009 11:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Harvard-Columbia Traverse  Sucess!

Climbed Harvard starting at 5:30am from North Cottonwood TH (second summit since 2001). Excellent trail all the way to the summit. After summiting Harvard did traverse to Columbia. Back to the car at ~2:45pm. Nice weather, incredible views!


Cortez - Aug 12, 2009 11:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Route: North Cottonwood Creek  Sucess!

18th Fourteener!!! We did Harvard on a magnificent, relatively warm, non-monsoonal early August day. Although the hike was a wee bit long, I thought it was easy as far as 14ers go.


weeds19 - Jul 26, 2009 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Long day with Columbia  Sucess!

With a 5 am start and a 2 pm return to the car I was tired of walking. Great views from top as expected!

RC Cola

RC Cola - Jul 13, 2009 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

good for a hike!  Sucess!

a good day with great weather after an unsuccessful attempt up Yale.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Jul 12, 2009 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

Horn Fork Basin  Sucess!

Started early ~3:15am to help ensure safely traversing over to Columbia afterwards. Rained until treeline, but nice afterwards. The trail to Harvard is great- thanks to whoever is responsible for keeping it in such great shape- ?CFI, ?rangers.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:34 am

from North Cottonwood Creek  Sucess!

A lot of snow, glissading on the way back. Duchess kept me a great company as always.


er185005 - Jul 3, 2009 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2008

Frenchman Creek in the Winter  Sucess!

Three day hike. Last bivy was at around 12500ft. 14 hours on the last day took us to the top and back down. Gotta love 14ers in the deep of winter.


mattpayne11 - Jun 25, 2009 12:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Did the traverse  Sucess!

Long day - successful traverse.


SteveMarr - Jun 6, 2009 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1993

Great Climb  Sucess!

Great climb, wonderful views from the top. I'm pretty sure we climbed this in conjunction with either Columbia or Yale, I just can't remember which.


skier25 - Mar 22, 2009 11:18 am

Highest Mountain Yet...  Sucess!

Good Climb. Recommend Rabbits next, if capable.


SarahThompson - Jan 19, 2009 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2004

Horn Fork Basin, summer & winter  Sucess!

8/22/04 - Standard route through Horn Fork Basin, a very beautiful place. Also climbed Columbia which made for a very long day.

1/2/10 - Backpacked 7 miles to treeline in Horn Fork Basin and climbed Harvard the following day. Nasty blowing snow and low visibility near summit.


ZachStone - Dec 14, 2008 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2004

Started Late  Sucess!

and couldn't squeeze in the columbia traverse, oh well


MattK - Oct 13, 2008 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

With Columbia  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I. Traversed to Columbia and threw in UN 13,374.


canichol - Sep 28, 2008 2:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2008

From North Cottonwood TH  Sucess!

Fantastic views in all directions.

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