Miles: 16 from bridge closure Elevation Gain: 4100 ft plus road walk Dates Climbed: 7-31-15 Class 2-3 Scramble After Goat Flats the real fun begins. Scrambling up three fingers is steep, difficult and majestic. Spending a night in the lookout to catch the sunset is highly recommended. I would also recommended a bike, but tie them up because ours got stolen.
Miles: ~20 Round Trip Elevation Gain: 5400 ft Date Summited June 1, 2019
The trick in climbing Columbia is not so much in the ascent as it is in getting there and timing it right. However, the views will not disappoint and since the peak is rarely climbed you will have an excellent chance at solitude.