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Kit Carson

6/10/2006 - Kit Carson Mountain, Challenger Point, Columbia Point, "The Prow""Kitty Cat Carson" & "Obstruction Peak"

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 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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