Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Ramfan24
 Date of Info:  02/02/2013
 Date Posted:  02/04/2013

We attempted Columbia via the Southeast ridge on Saturday the 2nd. The road to the trailhead was closed about 1 mile short of the Colorado Trail turnoff. We broke trail through about 10 inches on the CT and when we left the trail to head up the ridge, that turned into 20-30 inches. We made it up to 12k feet before we were wiped and had to turn around. Anyone giving it a shot before the next big snow will have a much easier time of it as snowshoes didn't look to be necessary above our trench.

 Comments or Questions

04/02/2015 19:45
Two of us were able to take advantage of the existing trail yesterday. It is a long way to go even after you get above the tree line.

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