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Challenger- Kit Carson

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Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby Kiefer » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:09 pm

Would anyone be interested in attempting Challenger and possibly Kit Carson next Monday, 28th?
I'll be camping at the trailhead Sunday night. I'll probably be there fairly early too.
I've been up Challenger 7x and Kit Carson 3x.

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Re: Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby mtn_nut » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:21 am

any chance you'd want to climb on sunday instead?

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Re: Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby justiner » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:48 am

Something tells me if I have to ask what route you're hoping to do (your TR for Capital is incredible), I can't hang...

But is this something akin to West Ridge of Kit Carson, or something more... devious?
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Re: Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby Kiefer » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:57 pm

Nah, nothing devious! :)
Just going in from the south to tag KC first & then mosey on over to Challenger.
Snowpack is pretty light in the Sangres so I'm planning on a day trip.

Sorry mtn nut, but I already have plans for Sunday that I don't want to change.

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Re: Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby mtn_nut » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:10 pm

Its all good. please post a conditions update after your climb. thanks :-)

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Re: Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby I Man » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:12 pm

mtn_nut wrote:Its all good. please post a conditions update after your climb. thanks :-)


Yes, please do! And also, leave bread crumbs up the Spanish Creek drainage so I don't get lost like I always do ](*,)
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Re: Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:35 pm

Kiefer wrote:Nah, nothing devious! :)
Just going in from the south to tag KC first & then mosey on over to Challenger.
Snowpack is pretty light in the Sangres so I'm planning on a day trip.

Sorry mtn nut, but I already have plans for Sunday that I don't want to change.


K, best wishes for safety and success. I'd totally be down, but have to work.

If by chance the date changes, please post. These two on the radar.

Thx.

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Re: Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby skerryjones » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:38 pm

Matt,
I haven't done either one of these. I want to try them before spring, if you are up for it.

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Re: Challenger- Kit Carson

Postby Kiefer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:27 pm

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:K, best wishes for safety and success. I'd totally be down, but have to work.

If by chance the date changes, please post. These two on the radar.

Thx.


Will do & thanks, Jim.

Due to the weather, plans changed a bit. Hitting Missouri tomorrow. Then heading down for KC & Challenger on Sunday.
I don't want to be on the Crestones with an iffy forecast.
Princeton maybe on Monday.

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