Kit Carson Mountain Climber's Log

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shanahan96

shanahan96 - Jul 14, 2014 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2006

winter frontier  Sucess!

7/29/07- climbed to kit's airy summit as part of a 3-peak summer day.

1/7/06- incredible winter day with mike! spanish creek drainage to the 2000' class 4+ wall just west of the prow, and finishing from kit carson avenue to the summit! somehow we didn't think to nab challenger point along the way....

jamie

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Jul 12, 2014 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

avenue  Sucess!

With Jon, Malia, Kay, over Challenger Pt. Some steep snow on avenue, but there were good prints in it. The snow softened later in the day and became sketchier.

SiberianSayan

SiberianSayan - May 14, 2014 2:49 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2001

Snow on the way down  Sucess!

Approximate date of climb. Climbed from Crestone TH with overnight at 12k feet.

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jan 22, 2014 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2006

Winter  Sucess!

Climbed with Jamie, stared in Spanish Creek and climbed up to the saddle between Kit and Challenger via a class 3/4 or even low 5 near the top headwall to the KC Ave. Should have gone the extra 301' to climb Challenger but we were do distracted by our efforts (and wind!) so far that we just wanted to get Kit.

DanielL

DanielL - Oct 9, 2013 12:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010

Fun September climb  Sucess!

Climbed Challenger and Kit Carson from Willow Lake - both are great mountains, but I've got my eye on KC's North Ridge...

strudolyubov

strudolyubov - Sep 9, 2013 12:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Kit Carson  Sucess!

Day hike to climb Kit Carson and Challenger from Crestone TH.

08/12/2011: North Ridge solo. Traversed to Columbia.

09/07/2013: Climbed the Prow route with Ryan from Spanish Creek. After reaching the summit of the Prow, did direct finish from the Avenue to the summit of KC.

Ken Dammen

Ken Dammen - Aug 17, 2013 12:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Climbed Challenger then took the Kit Carson Highway to the Class 3 route to the summit. This was #55 of #58 Colorado 14ers. Nice weather. Long day from the Willow Creek Trailhead. 14 plus miles with 6000+ vertical.

rockymountaindiva

rockymountaindiva - Jul 26, 2013 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Bear's Playground  Sucess!

Via the Bear's Playground route from S Colony Lake, got a little weather on the return.

astroclimber

astroclimber - Jul 19, 2013 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

Fun, but very hot day  Sucess!

Fun climb with Sarah Simon.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jun 30, 2013 11:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2010

Standard from Willow Lake  Sucess!

Did this with Kiefer a few years ago. Views from here were amazing.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Apr 5, 2013 9:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004

Fun....  Sucess!

Climbed with the SummitPost Gathering gang. Nice day except for the lightning storm near the TH.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 8, 2013 12:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2012

Willow Lake Trail Dayhike  Sucess!

Enjoyed this outing with Cheryl on a lovely summer day. Thought the route was lovely - if a little loose and scrappy at times. What's not to like about a day in the Sangres?

Kiefer

Kiefer - Mar 6, 2013 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2009

Via Willow Lake  Sucess!

Summited twice I believe. Great mountain guarded by cliffs on all sides with good, knobby rock. Great scenery and pristine. One of my favs.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Mar 6, 2013 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

6 Peaks  Sucess!

Trip Report

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Mar 6, 2013 7:56 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

from Willow Lake  Sucess!

Together with Challenger from Willow Lake.

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