East Ridge - 2+
From the South Colony 4WD trailhead we hiked to the north side of lower South Colony lake and setup camp. From there we hiked to Humbolt's saddle and west across a ridge to the Bear's Playground. We traversed the playground, climbed Kitty Kat's east face (2+) and over to Columbia Point's summit. On the way back we climbed Obstruction and Humbolt before returning to camp. That night we had an amazing close to full moon. The next day... after breakfast with the Needle... we hiked back to the truck at the 4WD trailhead. The trip covered 15.5 miles and 7300 vertical.
Partner: Kristi Henes
Here is a link for the GPX file from our trip.