Challenger Point Climber's Log

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Mots010

Mots010 - Dec 10, 2006 12:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Challenger  Sucess!

Camped at willow lake, then took the standard route up around the backside ridge at the top. I highly recommend NOT taking the gully route. Its a shooting gallery of falling rocks, especially on a busy day. Definitely bring a helmet. Didnt summit Kit Karson as my friend was scared from the exposure on the traverse of the ridge to Kit Karson summit. Maybe next time!

flamethewolf

flamethewolf - Oct 22, 2006 3:53 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2006

Number 3  Sucess!

Scary climb in snow

CO PUMA

CO PUMA - Sep 9, 2006 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2006

Willow Lake TH  Sucess!

Climbed up to Challenger Point via the gully and then traversed over to Kit Carson. So much fun and the views were incredible. I attempted last year but got turned around by all the snow on Kit Carson Avenue.

whatisis

whatisis - Sep 5, 2006 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

My wife and I's first anniversary. Took ALL day (wondered on to wrong route) but made it. What a great day!!

Kiefer

Kiefer - Sep 2, 2006 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2006

via Challenger Point  Sucess!

FINALLY!!! After 7 attempts I finally made it up this dam thing. I had great weather all day and even went into work when I got back home.

CODave

CODave - Aug 12, 2006 5:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

From Willow Lake  Sucess!

Both Challenger & Kit Carson... Willow Lake is amazing

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2006 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 1994

17 mile day with Humbolt  Sucess!

whew, not sure I can do that anymore...

jfrishmanIII

jfrishmanIII - Jun 30, 2006 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2006

Standard Route

Stellar approach hike! Lots of columbines and other flowers. Mist was boiling all around at Challenger's summit. I wisely bailed on Kit Carson: thunder, hail, rain followed shortly. Must come back!

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jun 30, 2006 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

Standard Route

This is getting to be ridicilous. This was my 4th summit of Challenger and 6th attempt at Kit Carson with still no luck!
Every time the weather moves in. In fact, on this trip, I was hailed on, snowed on, 'grappled' on, and rained on. I got caught on Challenger's summit during a fast moving snow-thunderstorm.
I WILL summit Kit Carson!!

Gahugafuga

Gahugafuga - Jun 20, 2006 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2005

North Ridge  Sucess!

So fun it's almost criminal.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 10, 2006 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

West Ridge via Challenger Point  Sucess!

En route to Columbia Point & "Obstruction Peak". 10.5 hours from Willow Creek TH.

Natasha

Natasha - May 30, 2006 6:45 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Great Day in the Sangre De Cristos  Sucess!

Had a long, but fabulous day on Challenger and Kit Carson. Two incredible peaks, well, worth the long drive!

Note: Ice axe is still a must right now.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - May 21, 2006 11:24 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Triple Crown!  Sucess!

Started from TH 3:30 AM, up the North Ridge of Kit Carson (AWESOME climb!!!), then up some scary class 3-4 ice and snow filled gullies to Columbia Point (fighting approaching thunderstorms), and back to Challenger Point via the Avenue. A seventeen hour day worth the effort!

km_donovan

km_donovan - Apr 23, 2006 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2003

Route Climbed: West Ridge Via Challenger Point  Sucess!

Made the round trip from the Willow Creek Trailhead. Climbed the west ridge via Kit Carson Avenue; still had lots of snow so I was glad to have my ice axe along

It was the last day of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip and I was tired and happy.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1968

From Colony Lakes  Sucess!

Climbed Kit Carson in August of 1968, and Challenger Point from Willow Lake Sept 25, 1988.

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 2, 2006 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1999

East Ridge  Sucess!

Came up from S Colony Lakes. This was my second-to-last 14er. The next day I climbed Crestone Needle to finish off the list.

foreverwild

foreverwild - Feb 21, 2006 12:53 am

End of a long day.  Sucess!

Climbed in a long day+ after Princeton, Perfectly clear day great views of the dunes, ran the last couple miles to finish 26+ miles and 12k feet in the last 36 hours or so.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 28, 2006 1:49 am

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: September 2005  Sucess!

This was my third summit of challanger. I took a co-worker who has never been up a 14er but she was in good shape. Clouds were scary and big and white. We saw mulitudes of wildlife. A great day.

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Jan 10, 2006 2:17 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Face of Kit Carson Date Climbed: January 7, 2006  Sucess!

challenging winter climb. it was awesome! and yes, we're insane.....first two up in 2006



jamie

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:16 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Face of Kit Carson Date Climbed: January 7, 2006  Sucess!

Kit Carson in January? I must be crazy...

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