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Peak(s):  Mt. Harvard  -  14,420 feet
Post Date:  05/20/2009
Date Climbed:   05/25/2008
Posted By:  Easy Rider


 South Face ‘08   

5/25/2008




The pics are up for Unconpahgre and Lincoln.





The trailhead for Horn Fork Basin and Mt. Harvard was accessible, and the snow conditions were reported to be very good by a crew last week.

Harvard from Princeton
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On the way in, a little old subaru rallied past in a cloud of dust and sparks. I think they must've missed the turn for the graduation bonfire back there.

Heidi and I camped at the trailhead. I left about 4:30, walking the first mile, and hung my boots in a tree. The trail was a convoluted mess of sidehill postholes, and got steeper after the creek crossing, but nice views of Mt. Yale at sunrise.
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I put my time in working for the meadows. There was at least one crew camping there.
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Rabbit Ridge
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Columbia, West Face
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Mount Yale
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Harvard in Horn Fork Basin
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Columbia
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time to shred
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This is the hidden alley of snow off the NE side of the summit. I worked through this, and hopped up a couple feet to get over to the South side, exiting through a narrow ledge onto the face.
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A crew heading up
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Rabbit on the lower face.
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  • Comments or Questions
skibrendan

Nice     2009-05-20 20:14:57
Really like the pics on this one, the simple style also. Really been enjoying a lot of your reports. Routing for you to get it done; must be close. This year?
I was there a few days later on Harvard and it was alright.



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