Peak:  Challenger Point (14er)
 Route:  North Slope
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  RobLowe
 Date of Info:  01/23/2021
 Date Posted:  01/24/2021
Details

Road gated 1.3 miles below the summer TH. Boot pack or dirt to the headwall below the lake. Above head wall flotation is helpful. Crampons needed for the couloirs on the north slope. Avy danger is patent: the storms last week plus the high winds later in the week loaded the north slope from 12,500 to 13,900. Snow was waist deep and higher at these elevations. Long, variable glissade back to the basin above the lake.


Photos (click for slideshow):
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Comments or Questions
yaktoleft13
User
Congrats!
01/24/2021 14:03
Impressed you made it! Weather was no joke


CaptainSuburbia
User
Awesome!
01/24/2021 15:45
Nice work! I turned around up there on Friday thinking the snow wasn't safe.


ltlFish99
Excellent report
01/24/2021 16:17
Great report with wonderful photographs.
I have Never been there in the winter.
Really enjoyed the frozen waterfall picture.


RobLowe
User
Captainsuburbia
01/25/2021 12:21
/jackandjose. You made a good choice. The snow was not great. 4 in our group turned around. Nice photo of Adams, btw!


RobLowe
User
Yaktoleft13
01/25/2021 12:28
Stubbornness, stupidity, and luck (nothing to be impressed by, but thanks).



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