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 Peak:  Challenger Point (14er)
 Route:  North Slope
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Matt Lemke
 Date of Information:  06/04/2012
 Date Posted:  06/04/2012
 Report

100% snow free. Great glissades down the small couloir to the north of the Kirk Upper basin nearly dry and the uppermost willow lake is about 50% thawed. Early storms today prevented us from doing Kit....the north side of the avenue still had snow though so be prepared for that.

EDITED WITH PHOTOS ADDED!!!!

First photo shows Adams
Second photo shows Kirk coul
Third one shows North side of Crestones



Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3



  • Comments or Questions
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Kit Carson Eval     2012-09-24 09:44:25
Did you happen to get a look at Kit Carson's Avenue? Is it snow-free?


zdero1


@Greg     2012-06-05 00:02:55
From a June conditions report: Considerable snow on north face challenger point. kit carson avenue still requires ice ax and crampons. I saw a recent pic can't remember where but the Avenue appeared to have considerable snow.


I Man


Yeaaaa Buddy!     2012-06-20 07:38:00
Good job on Challengar, its a fun peak. Too bad you didn't have time for Kit. You could have driven a Mini Cooper around the avenue to take shelter from the storm

Did you happen to get a good look at the Needle?? How snowy is it?


Matt Lemke


Needle     2012-06-05 09:07:21
North coul of the Peak was still holding snow...it is possible it would make a good climb now and the north face of the Needle was dry. Avenue was still covered on that north side so bring axe, crampons and lots of balls.



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