Peak(s):  Kit Carson Peak  -  14,165 feet
Challenger Point  -  14,081 feet
Columbia Point  -  13,980 feet
"Kitty Kat Carson"  -  13,980 feet
"Obstruction Pk"  -  13,799 feet
"Prow, The"  -  13,980 feet
Date Posted:  06/13/2006
Modified:  09/20/2014
Date Climbed:   06/10/2006
Author:  Brian Kalet
 Challenger/Kit Carson/Columbia/Kitty Kat/Obstruction  

I hiked up the Willow Lake Trail to Willow Lake, hiked around the north side of the lake and up Challenger Point's north face to its summit. I passed a group of 3 on the north face that I never saw again. I also passed a group of 2 at the summit. En route to Kit Carson, I quickly tagged the "The Prow". To reach Kit Carson, I climbed a gully south of the standard gully. This appeared to be much more solid than the standard gully, but I would rate it as easy class 4. I downclimbed the same gully and descended to the Kit Carson-"Columbia Point" saddle and headed up to "Columbia Point". It was at this point I decided to continue on to "Kitty Kat Carson" & "Obstruction Peak". This was an easy ridge run. I returned back to "Columbia Point" and Challenger Point, descended a variation of Challenger's north face further east of what I climbed and followed the trail back to my car.

Elevation: ~7,349'
Time: 10.5 hours

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