Ascent of Kit Carson Mountain on 2020-08-01

Climber: Kendall Beggs

Date:Saturday, August 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kit Carson Mountain
    Elevation:14165 ft / 4317 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tough climb. Ascended Challenger Point, then downclimbed and ascended Kit Carson vía the gully on the southwest face. Toughest 14er I’ve done so far, so much vertical gain. The trail is very steep and made of very loose dirt and scree. Got below the tree line just as a huge hailstorm hit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6165 ft / 1879 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6165 ft / 1879 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Start Trailhead:8000 ft / 2438 m
Descent Statistics

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