Frenchman Creek #1457
ElevationAscent: 4,517' 1,377 m
Descent: -42' -13 m
High: 14,365' 4,379 m
Low: 9,891' 3,015 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)
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“An easier alternative to Mt. Harvard's standard route.”— Tyler Prince
Continue along the trail, crossing Frenchman Creek at tree line in another 10-15 minutes. At this point you are in a wide basin, with Mt. Columbia to your left and Mt. Harvard on the right. To summit the latter, continue through the basin on sometimes vague trail. Come to a grassy ridge, with the Harvard and Columbia traverse to your left. Stay right, hooking up with the Harvard and Columbia route to attain the summit of the former.
Head up and to the right on grassy slopes. The trail here isn't clear, but the summit is, so just walk toward it. Once at 13,800 ft, the ridge narrows and the trail becomes clearer. Scramble along some class 2+ rock formations (class 3 if you get bored) to attain the summit. Take note, Mt. Harvard boasts an elevation of 14,420 ft, so it's a long way up.
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