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utclimber3 peaks  Sucess!
Hiked Columbia Point, Kit Carson, and Challenger from South Colony Lakes.
Posted Oct 16, 2016 5:00 pm

seanoSouth Colony  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2014


From the new, obnoxiously-low trailhead on the South Colony road, via the Bear's Playground. We continued to Kit Carson and Challenger, then returned via a surprisingly-nice scree-ski down the chute next to the Bear's Playground ridge. Trip report.
Posted Oct 21, 2014 1:00 pm

rockymountaindivaMany mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


From S Colony Lakes across Bear's Playground, tagged a few other peaks before and after.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 4:22 pm

MarkDidierThe First of a Three Peak Day
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


Well, technically we were not successful. This was our first peak of the day, but we didn't pay attention to details and stopped on the summit of Kitty Kat Carson. Regardless it was an awesome day, scrambling across the ridge traverse from the Humbolt saddle to Bear's Playground, traversing around Obstruction Peak and then climbing up Columbia (well sort of). We bagged Obstruction on the way back and finished with Humbolt. An awesome 14 hour day!
Posted Oct 24, 2012 8:36 pm

KieferFrom Obstruction Pt.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


I was actually impressed with this peak. A really, cool, fun scramble to the summit. The views from atop were fantastic!
Scrambled with a guy named, Rob whom I met up there that day along the traverse from Humboldt to 'Playground'. Super cool dude.
Posted Sep 3, 2012 11:53 am

sevenviiFrom Obstruction  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2012


Long day from a camp at Colony Lakes, tagging Obstruction along the way. Climbed with Matt.
Posted May 28, 2012 9:42 am

Matt LemkeFrom Humboldt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2012

Matt Lemke

Nice traverse from Humboldt on a sunny but windy day
Posted May 6, 2012 2:45 pm

thatnissanguyLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


Linked up with The Prow to Kit Carson and Obstruction from Upper South Colony Lake.
Posted Sep 6, 2011 12:26 am

strudolyubovFrom Kit Carson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


Traversed from Kit Carson after ascending the North Ridge route. Nice scrambling, beautiful weather, gorgeous views.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 2:23 pm

C WenkerDuring traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

C Wenker

After KC, during traverse back to Bear's Playground.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 9:58 am

theREALCarpeDMfrom S Colony Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009


A long day from S Colony Lakes. I had given blood a couple of days before - so I didn't make it over to Challenger Pt, but got Kit and Kitty Kat along with Kat/Columbia.
Posted Aug 8, 2010 11:16 am

Eric Hollefrom South Colony  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

Eric Holle

We climbed Kat Carsen from the lakes. Then went on to Obstruction, 13,290 and Humbolt.
Posted Jun 7, 2010 3:07 pm

mattpayne11Outward Bound Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009


I climbed this in conjunction with Kit Carson and Challenger Point. After coming over from Challenger, I hit Kit Carson and then down climbed towards the start of Kit Carson Avenue but instead went left towards Columbia Point. I went up a small gully and through a windowed rock and to the top of the Outward Bound Couloir. From here, I followed cairns to the very first gully that goes straight up the fin in between Kit Carson and Columbia Point. At the top of this fin I realized that I maybe went too high but stuck with the route and did some class 5 down-climbing to the next section of the fin and then up to the top of the fin where it connects to the actual mountain. From there it was relatively simply class 3 stuff similar to Crestone Needle. I was unable to locate the plaque on the summit.
Posted Jul 28, 2009 1:16 am

SarahThompsonOutward Bound Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008


5/11/08 - Climbed via the OB Couloir from camp at Willow Lake. Nice, direct route. The scrambling between the couloir and summit was exposed and snowy so we protected it. Had a close call on the way down when deceiving snow conditions in the couloir led to a slight misjudgement. My axe was ripped from my hand by a hard layer of ice under the soft snow and I thankfully was able to retrieve it (it was tethered) and successfully arrest at high speed. There were rocks below that I would have hit but luckily all I suffered that day was an injured shoulder from having to arrest in the ice at high speed.

2/22/14 - Failed day trip attempt up Spanish Creek. The plan was to climb "Obstruction Peak" and traverse to Colmbia Point from there but we turned around at the saddle because the East Face was loaded and there was no avy safe line.
Posted Jan 7, 2009 11:28 am

km_donovanFrom Obstruction Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


Really fun day. Went across Bears Playground and over Kitty Kat Carson.
Posted Oct 30, 2008 9:09 am

GahugafugaFrom S. Colony  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008


A fun scramble. Bear further left toward the steeper part of the face for more interesting climbing. I thought the scramble from Pt 13290 to Bears Playground is a bit harder than advertised. Headed back over Kitty Kat Carson on my way toward Obstruction Peak.
Posted Aug 14, 2008 1:50 pm

miztflipFrom Kit Carson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008


Climbed the N Ridge of Kit Carson and then on to Columbia and Challenger. Columbia is alot easier than it looks from Kit. It suprised me that I was the first to sign the log since November of last year.
Posted Jun 18, 2008 9:42 pm

boisedocthis is a separate mountain?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1989


dont think I knew this was a separate mountain on my way to Kit Carson and Challenger Point from the Bears Playground. It was a pretty eventful descent as I had an unintentional slide down a couloir from the Bears playground down to South Colony Lakes.
Posted Jun 4, 2008 3:23 am

MountainHikerCOSouth Colony  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 1993


This was my first climb of Columbia Point. I knew it as Kat Carson at the time. I approached from South Colony and got 13799 & Kit Carson.
Posted Feb 18, 2008 7:42 pm

Woodie HopperSouth Colony Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Woodie Hopper

Climbed to and from Kit Carson. It looks a little intimidating while descending Kit Carson. Reached "Kitty Kat Carson" between point 13,799 and Kat Carson on the way up.
Posted Sep 3, 2007 8:44 am

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