Peak:  Challenger Point (14er)
 Route:  North Slope
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  emroka
 Date of Info:  05/27/2018
 Date Posted:  05/27/2018
Details

Camped at Willow Lake and started climbing around 4:30. Snow started midway to the ridge. It was mushy even descending around 7:30.

The loose snow made the descent from the summit of Challenger pretty slick. We turned back before Kit Carson because the Avenue was snow packed in places and looked a bit treacherous.



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Comments or Questions
Gdurheim
User
Avenue?
05/27/2018 19:40
Not sure how close you got, did it look like it would be crossable with crampons, solid snow?


emroka
Not sure
05/28/2018 06:33
We didnât go all the way down to the base so unfortunately Iâm not sure about that. I will say that the route is in the shade for most of the morning so snow is probably more solid than on the slope of Challenger. There where some tracks across the snow as well.



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