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Ascent of Mount Harvard on 2010-08-07

Climber: Tracy Englebrecht

Date:Saturday, August 7, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Harvard
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14420 ft / 4395 m

Ascent Trip Report

Third 14er in as many days for us. This was definitely the most difficult of the three (Elbert, Massive, & Harvard). Made good time on the lower trail then after a bit of a plateau above the treeline there is a fairly large bolder field to go up, over, and across. From there it levels off again and the starts some serious up with a final short scramble to the summit. Started about 5:00 and were on top at 10:30 without really killing ourselves. Lots of pica everywhere. Took our time coming down and then went to Buffalo Bar & Grill in Bueana Vista after showering up at the Best Western.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble



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