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Ascent of Mount Columbia on 2006-08-26

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Saturday, August 26, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Columbia
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14073 ft / 4289 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hoo Boy. Lots of character-building on this one. The weather was lousy pretty much all day long, and I was not prepared for it. We had a few episodes of steady rain on the way up, but then a storm rolled in as we were coming down. The wind really picked up, and we had some graupel. That was not pleasant at all. There were a few crashes of very loud thunder as well. The sky did clear up as we arrived back at treeline. I climbed Columbia with my sister and Kate.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4147 ft / 1264 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4147 ft / 1264 m
    Route:North Cottonwood Trail
    Start Trailhead:North Cottonwood Trailhead  9926 ft / 3025 m
Descent Statistics



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