Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  SE ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Yikes
 Date of Info:  02/11/2012
 Date Posted:  02/12/2012

Driveable to Harvard Lakes TH with SUV and some luck - deep snow. Trench is back in to treeline; snow depth varies from bare ground to 32". Snowshoes not needed once you get above the big hill at treeline. The ridge was mostly dry. Most of the snow on the ridge was crusty and supported weight. No evidence of any avy danger; the only questionable slope was the one at treeline and it didn‘t exhibit any signs of instability.

 Comments or Questions
Matt Lemke

02/12/2012 21:00
Did you see any trace of our trench we made the week before?

Mickeys Grenade

Columbia Southeast Ridge
02/13/2012 18:57
There were some spots where you could make out that there use to be a trench, but a lot of trail breaking had to be done. It had snowed enough to cover it up for the most part. It took us 15 hours. 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


03/07/2012 20:08
Im thinking of linking a ski of Harvard and Columbia next week. Harvard has excellent snow cover. Think Columbia has continuous snow from the summit on the horn fork basin side?

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