Peak:  Challenger Point (14er)
 Route:  North Slope
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Will_E
 Date of Info:  02/13/2021
 Date Posted:  02/14/2021
Details

Long hard effort to reach Challenger's summit today. There was a really good trench nearly all the way to where the trail levels out before Willow Lake, I put snowshoes on just before reaching the plateau. Tough trenching from there to Willow Lake, there were a few places a trench appeared, but it was mostly windblown. And by the time I was on my return, much of that was windblown. After passing the lake and starting up Challenger's steep slope, I got partway up and started encountering parts that had really stiff snow, so used crampons. Left them on all the way to summit and back down because, you know, I'm lazy.


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Comments or Questions
Misi197
User
Tip of the hat
02/14/2021 20:40
This is beastly. Congrats!


ltlFish99
cool report
02/14/2021 21:00
That looks like quite the effort. Wonderful photographs of a beautiful place.


Will_E
User
Thanks
02/15/2021 07:46
It was a good day.


Jay521
User
Lazy?
02/15/2021 08:27
Given what you've been doing lately, you are anything but lazy..... :-)


Ritzn1
User
Icy Slog
02/16/2021 16:49
Beautiful, but what a slogfest! Nice job!


dweiss45
Willow Lake Waterfall
02/16/2021 17:44
Any pictures of the Willow Lake waterfall? Thanks!


Will_E
User
Waterfall
02/17/2021 07:24
Just added 2 pics



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