Climb Time Details
Climber: Doctor No
Peak(s): Mt. Harvard
Route: The Hard Way: Harvard, then just missing Columbia after an extra-long traverse

Time to summit:
Roundtrip time:
Total elevation gain: 6,500 feet
Total RT mileage: 16.50 miles
Date climbed: 07/17/2011
Mode of Travel (Ascent): Regular Footwear
Mode of Travel (Descent):  Regular Footwear
Solo climb?: No
Age when completed: 37
Notes: Summited Harvard, then went for Columbia via the lower traverse. Too much slow on regular traverse, so had to drop down to 12,400‘ or so in the basin, then regain Columbia. We got to 13,500‘ on Columbia, then decided that we couldn‘t make the summit before the storm clouds could make the summit. We decided to traverse across to the ridge (to get back to the cars), which took us all the way to 13,900‘ anyhow. We managed to get back down to treeline just in time for a great rainstorm. I‘m glad that we weren‘t on the side of Columbia during that - that ridge was bad enough as it is.

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