Mount Harvard Climber's Log

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Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Sep 28, 2010 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

North Cottonwood TH  Sucess!

Beautiful hike. Made the trip with HM and Hootie. Sucking wind a little after going from sea level to 14k in less than a day. All in all a great hike with fantastic views.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Sep 24, 2010 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2010

Horn Fork Basin  Sucess!

This is one of the most beautiful fourteener hikes. Views of Columbia, Yale, and Princeton on the way up. It seems like more effort should be required to reach the 4th-highest peak in the Lower 48. Climbed Columbia the previous day.


Hostilejim - Sep 19, 2010 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Not a single cloud  Sucess!

Climbed Mount Harvard from Horn Fork Basin. It was windy at the top, but there was not a single cloud in the sky. not a one, the whole day.


Winex - Sep 15, 2010 10:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2010

Thunderstorms & Snow  Sucess!

Started out as a beautiful day, but when we summited we heard the first booms of thunder then it started to snow. Overall a wonderful hike, fantastic views and sharing it with two good friends.


metal4lyf - Aug 8, 2010 1:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

via Frenchman Creek  Sucess!

The tundra is a b**** in the dark. Sunrise summit and on to Columbia!


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 7, 2010 12:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Horn Fork Basin  Sucess!

A fine day

Ken Dammen

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

Harvard/Columbia  Sucess!

Climbed Harvard then Columbia via rabbitear ridge with friend Dustin. Started at 3:30 am and finished about 2:00 pm. Long day had some rain towards the end.


pacojgarza - Jul 27, 2010 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Success!  Sucess!

Summitted first that day in 4.5 hrs from Cottonwood, but headed down quickly due to early storm clouds forming, made it back just in time before the lightning. Third peak in as many days after having done Massive and Huron.


BLong - Jul 19, 2010 2:14 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!


Tajji - Jun 20, 2010 12:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2010

South Slopes  Sucess!

Packed in and camped at the Horn Fork primitive sites. 6am start from camp - muddy trail early on - saw no one until on the summit around 10am. Great day!

utclimber - Mar 28, 2010 3:52 pm

South Slopes  Sucess!

Hiked up Harvard, then continued on to Columbia (some time in the late 90s).


Alika - Jan 23, 2010 2:20 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

Great Day, perfect weather  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!


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.

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