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Date Saturday  6/21/2014
End Date Sunday  6/22/2014
Group Gore Range
Event Title 14erCombo Climb Harvard and Columbia Traverse
Start Time 11:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Patrick Hogan
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate CII
Trail Mileage 15
Elevation Gain 6,100
Driving Distance



Trailhead:N. Cottonwood Creek


For more info Contact

Patrick Hogan



Get ready for a great weekend of hiking in the Collegiate Peaks. On Saturday We will hike in to the Horn Fork Basin and set up camp and enjoy a beautiful day by the lake. Then an early Sunday morning (Start Time of 4:00am) We will ascend Mt Harvard by the standard route (Route #1) Mt. Harvard - South Slopes)  and summit Harvard weather permuting we will then proceed to Columbia via the Harvard and Columbia Traverse  h  There is still a lot of snow in the Collegiate's So bring Crampons and Hard Soled Boots. After we summit Columbia we will return to Horn Fork basin Basin and Hike out. You will have the option to camp one more night if you want to in the basin. 

There is still a good amount of snow up there as of this past weekend be prepared to bring crampons and an ice axe if needed. Ill update folks as we get closer

Please contact me to register for the trip.


This route enters the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness area. Wilderness areas have special regulations and restrictions for party size, dispersed camping, campfires, etc. Also, dog owners should read the wilderness information carefully because some wilderness areas prohibit dogs to be off-leash and/or limit how close dogs can be to lakes and streams. If you have questions about the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness area, please contact a U.S. Forest Service office for the National Forest(s) listed above.






Please use the following equipment list as a guide of what to bring

Main Gear:

  • Water (plenty of water)
  • Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Synthetic shirts
  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Fleece or Wind-Block jacket
  • Waterproof shell/jacket
  • Nylon shorts
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking boots / scrambling shoes
  • Hiking socks
  • Watch
  • Pack (that fits the hike/climb)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Water bladder or bottles
  • Compass
  • Maps
  • Tape
  • Whistle
  • Matches/lighter
  • 30spf+ sunscreen
  • TP (in ziploc bag)
  • Trash Bag (large)
  • Cell phone
  • Extra batteries
  • Emergency supplies, including a first aid kit
  • Water filter
  • Climbing helmet
  • Optional: Trekking poles
  • Optional: GPS
  • Optional: SPOT or other personal locator device
  • Optional: Satellite Phone (expensive)
  • Gear for Overnight Summer Trips:
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Waterproof bag/sack to hang food in tree
  • Small rope to hang food
  • Stove
  • Fuel
  • Water filter
  • Paper towels