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 Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  anna
 Date of Information:  06/13/2011
 Date Posted:  06/14/2011

SE Ridge route is nearly snow-free. No snowshoes, traction aids, or ice axe required. This is a long, tiring, up-and-down route. Would not recommend during lightning season as you are exposed for a LONG time. Good wildlife viewing though - spotted elk and bighorn sheep herds along the way.

Photo 1: Looking at the route ahead (and around) to Columbia from the SE ridge
Photo 2: Nearing the summit
Photo 3: A look at the traverse to Harvard from the summit
Photo 4: Columbia's east (left) and southeast (right) ridge routes


Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3Image #4

  • Comments or Questions

Thanks     2011-06-16 08:09:43
Looking for good info on early season hikes.

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