Challenger Point Climber's Log

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thatnissanguy - Sep 6, 2011 12:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

The Prow  Sucess!

Approached from Upper South Colony Lake. Sick climb!


indianabob - Sep 5, 2011 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2011

Thwarted by the weather

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.


blueshade - Aug 28, 2011 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

CP and KC from Willow Crk TH  Sucess!

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.


matthewp - Aug 21, 2011 6:47 pm

Failed 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.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Aug 1, 2011 8:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

From Willow Lake  Sucess!

Challenger and Kit Carson

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jun 20, 2011 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Done it twice!  Sucess!

Backpacked into Willow Lake Friday night and climbed up the slopes to Challenger.

REM - Jun 6, 2011 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2005

From Willow Lake

Unfinished business...

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Apr 18, 2011 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2004

Long day  Sucess!

Big day hike for Challenger and Kit Carson.


CastillejaMiniata - Feb 18, 2011 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2010

Got both, second try.

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.


centrifuge - Jan 12, 2011 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

started in clouds  Sucess!

ended in sun

MattGreene - Dec 24, 2010 7:33 pm

North 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.

Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Dec 22, 2010 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

KCP & CP from Willow  Sucess!

Fun knob climbing!

Matt Miller

Matt Miller - Dec 11, 2010 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Long day from Willow Lake TH  Sucess!

Started at Willow Lake TH in the morning with Ted Romero. Got Kit Carson, Challenger and then went over Kat Carson on the way to Humbolt. A storm rolled in and we bailed down Spanish Creek drainage. Long, long day.

C Wenker

C Wenker - Sep 13, 2010 10:01 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

From SColony  Sucess!

Climbed KC Prow, tagged Challenger, then back to finish KC direct from top of Prow.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Sep 7, 2010 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010

The Prow

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.


Kiefer - Sep 4, 2010 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

Via Willow Lake  Sucess!

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!

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Sep 4, 2010 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

Standard Route  Sucess!

One day with Kiefer. Great weather.


davebobk47 - Aug 25, 2010 11:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

via Willow Lake  Sucess!

Camped above Willow Lake. Hit Challenger then took the Ave up to Kit Carson. Good weather, physically tough.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 7, 2010 1:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

Finally met the Challenge  Sucess!

Got Challenger from the Willow Lake side. The dog's 30th 14er - my 50th.


metal4lyf - Jul 27, 2010 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010

north ridge  Sucess!

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

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