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I like it on topChallenger and Kit Carson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

I like it on top

Early start from above Willow Lake, beautiful weather and morning. Awesome day.
Posted Sep 25, 2011 11:58 pm

thatnissanguyThe Prow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011


Approached from Upper South Colony Lake. Sick climb!
Posted Sep 6, 2011 12:19 am

indianabobThwarted by the weather
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2011


We set out early and were turned back by intense lightning and hail at 10 AM. The climb up to Willow Lake was magnificent and it was a great trip despite the storm.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 12:10 pm

blueshadeCP and KC from Willow Crk TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011


The pair from Willow Crk. Harder day than I expected, but got it done. Chased off the mountain by bad weather after quickly getting KC.
Posted Aug 28, 2011 9:28 pm

matthewpFailed Attempt


Altitude sickness got the best of one in our party, so I turned around with her while the other two continued. Beautiful area, bummer that we didn't summit.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:47 pm

SenadRFrom Willow Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011


Challenger and Kit Carson
Posted Aug 1, 2011 8:52 am

Matt LemkeDone it twice!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Matt Lemke

Backpacked into Willow Lake Friday night and climbed up the slopes to Challenger.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 3:19 pm

REMFrom Willow Lake
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005


Unfinished business...
Posted Jun 6, 2011 11:48 pm

Jeremy HakesLong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2004

Jeremy Hakes

Big day hike for Challenger and Kit Carson.
Posted Apr 18, 2011 2:07 pm

CastillejaMiniataGot both, second try.
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010


The first day above Willow Lake I tried for one of the couloirs northeast of Carson's summit. A cornice near the terminal ridge halted me just dozens of feet from the top. I camped in the valley that night and was up a little after sunrise to do the standard Challenger-Kit route, and just in time to evade some storms.
Posted Feb 18, 2011 9:41 pm

centrifugestarted in clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


ended in sun
Posted Jan 12, 2011 9:49 pm

MattGreeneNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Late June 2010 - Ascended the north ridge (unbelievably awesome route - much better than I expected), traversed to Challenger, then descended the Kirk Couloir.
Posted Dec 24, 2010 7:33 pm

Panthera unciaKCP & CP from Willow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

Panthera uncia

Fun knob climbing!
Posted Dec 22, 2010 5:58 pm

C WenkerFrom SColony  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

C Wenker

Climbed KC Prow, tagged Challenger, then back to finish KC direct from top of Prow.
Posted Sep 13, 2010 10:01 am

Foxy Long BottomsThe Prow
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

Foxy Long Bottoms

Stuck rope and penji. Nasty fall at the crux. Landed on the ledge on my back. I thought the rope snapped over one of those sharp edges. I was the 2nd too. Day was pretty much over after that. What a disappointment. Painful and gorgeous hike out tho.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 4:01 pm

KieferVia Willow Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010


A single day outing with Castricone7 (Pete). Had impecable weather and ran into several groups of people. A long day but definately a good, solid one.
Fall is definitely coming soon!
Posted Sep 4, 2010 3:58 pm

Pete CastriconeStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

Pete Castricone

One day with Kiefer. Great weather.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 2:52 pm

davebobk47via Willow Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010


Camped above Willow Lake. Hit Challenger then took the Ave up to Kit Carson. Good weather, physically tough.
Posted Aug 25, 2010 11:38 am

theREALCarpeDMFinally met the Challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


Got Challenger from the Willow Lake side. The dog's 30th 14er - my 50th.
Posted Aug 7, 2010 1:16 am

metal4lyfnorth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


this is an incredibly fun route offering solid class-4 rock and plenty of exposure. Crossed the avenue to Challenger and descended the standard route
Posted Jul 27, 2010 10:32 pm

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