Ascent of Kit Carson Mountain on 2018-09-10

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, September 10, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kit Carson Mountain
    Elevation:14165 ft / 4317 m

Ascent Trip Report

A lot of graupel on Kit Carson Avenue, but it was never an issue. I exited the Avenue one broad gully sooner than the one recommended on It's likely a little steeper than the standard, but appeared to be more solid. I saw the standard on my way down, but declined because it had a lot more loose dirt and rock. I don't remember my gully exceeding "difficult class 2", though a few parts were steep enough to get your attention.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1211 ft / 368 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6081 ft / 1853 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Few cu; viz 75mi; lgt breeze; cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:635 ft / 193 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 385 ft / 117 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:KC Avenue, S slope
    Start Trailhead:CP-KCM col  13780 ft / 4200 m
    Time:1 Hours 2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5831 ft / 1777 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5255 ft / 1602 m; Extra: 576 ft / 175m
    Gain on way out:576 ft / 175 m
    Distance:7.3 mi / 11.7 km
    Route:standard, bypassed CP
    End Trailhead:Willow Creek TH  8910 ft / 2715 m
    Time:5 Hours 56 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: ChallengerKitCarson (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Challenger Point2018-09-10 a5499 ft / 1676 m
2Kit Carson Mountain2018-09-10 b1211 ft / 369 m
Total Trip Gain: 6710 ft / 2045 m    Total Trip Loss: 6710 ft / 2045 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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