Peak(s):  Mt. Columbia  -  14,073 feet
Date Posted:  04/30/2007
Date Climbed:   04/28/2007
Author:  CODave

 Mt. Columbia via East Ridge

 Comments or Questions

Rolling but...
02/05/2011 00:22
Nice weekend to be out, thanks for posting. I think your vert might be a little over estimated


04/30/2007 19:45
I count gross elevation gain.


Me too
04/30/2007 20:13
”This class 2 hike is a full, long day at 10 miles and 4800 feet of gain” - summitpost

I have done the route and think 5200 is liberal


11/30/2010 17:28
Columbia summit: 14,073 ft.
Trailhead*: - 9,200 ft.
Total Net gain: = 4,873 ft.

Then add about 1,000 ft. for the ups and downs (it was calculated via GPS). It appears Summitpost lists net gain.

*We started a little ways below the actual trailhead because there was a large downed tree blocking the road. Also, 9,200 is approximate because I don't remember the exact elevation and haven't uploaded my GPS data to my computer yet.

Thank you.


Roger that.
04/30/2007 20:20
1000 up and down is what I got, your lower start completes the puzzel. Long day, way to get it.


Long Day
11/30/2010 17:28
Nice trip report Dave, it was a great start to my 14er season. I'll confirm the elevation gain and distance. It was a LONG day of bushwacking and I'd be surprised if our route sees much, if any, foot traffic. The absolutely perfect weather made for a great day in the mountains. Enjoyed meeting each of you guys and hopefully we can meet up for some more climbs this summer.


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