Ascent of Mount Columbia on 1986-08-24

Climber: David Olson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 24, 1986
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Columbia
    Elevation:14073 ft / 4289 m

Ascent Trip Report

If I remember correctly, I camped at the trailhead, due to late hour.
Sunday morning I hiked up high in Horn Fork Basin and climbed to the Harvard-Columbia Ridge, where we had given up in Sept. 1983. I headed toward Columbia, staying near the top of the ridge. Finally I had to give that up, drop 200 ft. on the east side and treat it like Windom and Sunlight. Bypassing the rabbit was a little rotten. Afterwards
I made the summit, 14073 ft. and went down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4173 ft / 1271 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4173 ft / 1271 m
    Grade/Class:class 2-3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4173 ft / 1271 m
    Route:Hike up into Horn Fork Basin, then up to where I a
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead North Cottonwood road  9900 ft / 3017 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4173 ft / 1271 m
    Route:unrecorded, likely southwest.
    End Trailhead:same as start point  9900 ft / 3017 m

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