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Ascent of Mount Harvard on 2007-06-26

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Trisha Conlon
Date:Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Harvard
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14420 ft / 4395 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a repeat climb for> me, although one I had looked forward to doing, and a first for my daughter. It was a long day. We left the N. Cottonwood Creek TH (9,900 ft.) just before sunrise. It took just about five hours to hike up into Horn Fork Basin and ascend the south slopes and SW ridge of Harvard. There was a lot of run-off, and lots of wildflowers. It took another five hours to drop off Harvard's east ridge to roughly 12,400 feet in the Frenchman Creek basin, and begin climbing Columbia's north slopes. (See Columbia TR). Harvard was just as thrilling as I remembered it.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6220 ft / 1896 m
    Distance:13.8 mi / 22.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4520 ft / 1378 m
    Distance:6.3 mi / 10.1 km
    Route:Horn Fork Basin, southwest ridge
    Trailhead:N. Cotttonwood Creek TH  9900 ft / 3017 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:1700 ft / 518 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:traverse over Mt. Columbia
    Time Down:9 Hours 



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