Ascent of Kit Carson Mountain on 2019-07-22

Climber: Peak Pirate

Date:Monday, July 22, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kit Carson Mountain
    Elevation:14165 ft / 4317 m

Ascent Trip Report

Class 3-.

One of my favourite ascents of my 2019 CO trip. Superb scenery, interesting rock and one of the most unique 14er routes that circumnavigates Kit Carson Mountain via Kit Carson Avenue. There was a couple of small snow patches to navigate on the avenue which added some spice. Was sad to leave the Sangre de Cristo’s after this trip. Mosquitos were the worst on this day. Oddly more so near the TH then up higher.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6430 ft / 1959 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.9 mi / 24 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3-.
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6430 ft / 1959 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
    Start Trailhead:7735 ft / 2357 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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