Mount Columbia from Horn Fork Basin

Trip Date:Jun-23-2001
Trailhead Name:North Cottonwood
Trailhead Elevation:10,200 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,870 Feet
Route Name:West Slopes
Round Trip Length:10.0 Miles
Trip Duration:7h 30m
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Mount Columbia

Elevation:14,073 Feet Mount Columbia
Rank:35th of 54
Range:Sawatch
Our campsite at 9600 feet near Cottonwood Creek. We climbed up and around these rock towers. Mt. Yale (Elev. 14,196 ft.)
Our campsite at 9600 feet near Cottonwood Creek. We climbed up and around these rock towers. Mt. Yale (Elev. 14,196 ft.)
Bear Lake nestled by the Continental Divide. The last half mile to the sumit on top of the South Ridge. The eastern cirque and Three Elk Creek.
Bear Lake nestled by the Continental Divide. The last half mile to the sumit on top of the South Ridge. The eastern cirque and Three Elk Creek.
Brian poses on the Ridge. Brian on his 25th summit at his 38th birthday. The Southeast Ridge with Buena Vista in the background.
Brian poses on the Ridge. Brian on his 25th summit at his 38th birthday. The Southeast Ridge with Buena Vista in the background.
Looking down 2500 feet to basin floor. Mt. Harvard (Elev. 14,420 ft.) and the 2.2 miles traverse to Columbia. The third to reach Columbia for the day.
Looking down 2500 feet to basin floor. Mt. Harvard (Elev. 14,420 ft.) and the 2.2 miles traverse to Columbia. The third to reach Columbia for the day.
The scree slope we descended. The last gully we descended off of the West Slope.
The scree slope we descended. The last gully we descended off of the West Slope.