Challenger Point Climber's Log

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rmjwinters - Oct 5, 2002 9:11 pm

Route Climbed: Colony Lakes via Bear's Playground Date Climbed: July 7 1999  Sucess!

Visibility zero for the entire traverse. Returned back and over to Humboldt


jratk - Aug 15, 2002 8:59 pm

Route Climbed: from upper south colony lake Date Climbed: july 26, 2002  Sucess!

Started at 2:50 in the morning, climbed Humbolt, traversed the ridge to Bear's playground, climbed the centennial 13er and then Kit Carson. Long day but excellent climb. One day will add the Crestones and do 5 peaks in one day.

Kit Carson - Jun 15, 2002 11:28 am

Route Climbed: Outward Bound Coulier (Willow Lake) Date Climbed: April 2002  Sucess!

The Outward Bound Coulier is located just south of the main Kit Carson summit on the east side of the mountain. This wide coulier ascends between Kit & Kat Carson and when in good condition is a great climb, and probably one of the best snow climbs on Kit Carson Peak. We summited Kat Carson then went on to summit Kit Carson and finally concluded on Challenger Point. Then an icy but nice 2000 foot glaciade was in order off of the north slopes of Challenger Point. This was my second summit on both Kit Carson and Challenger Point.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - May 17, 2002 4:22 pm

Route Climbed: Willow Creek - Challenger Date Climbed: Aug. 11 2001  Sucess!

Beautiful weather. Stayed on the summit a couple of hours just enjoying it. Met some other climbers and we took a wrong turn into the Spanish Creek basin on the descent and had to climb back up, but it was fun.


lavaka - Apr 30, 2002 5:05 pm

Route Climbed: via Challenger Point Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Nice climb. Final ridge to Challenger Point exposed but fun. Not too bad from Challenger over to summit of Kit thanks to the convenient ledge on the South of Kit Carson. Camped previous night at one of the lakes to the west.


climbcolorado - Oct 8, 2001 3:35 pm

Route Climbed: South Colony Lakes  Sucess!

I climbed Kit Carson and Challanger Point from the upper Colony Lake. It was a long but nice hike with a exciting down climb from Kat Carson!


ClydeLovett - Oct 6, 2001 11:16 pm

Route Climbed: Spanish Basin (south) Date Climbed: 8/23/01  Sucess!

The route I took to the summit is rather exoitic, but quite beautiful. It begins in private land and crosses a ridge of Challenger to the Spanish basin, beneath the Prow of Kit Carson and up from the South.

From the Kit Carson Summit my friend Paul and I went to the Challenger Summit and downclimbed the face of Challenger (5.4) and rejoined our ascent route.

A long day of 15+ miles and 2 summits.

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