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 Peak:  Kit Carson Peak (14er)
 Route:  Outward Bound Couloir
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  ledhead69
 Date of Information:  05/25/2013
 Date Posted:  05/25/2013
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Approach from Willow Creek is dry until about 1.5 miles from the lake. After that, there is 100 ft on, 100 ft off of character building post-holing. The OB couloir was in fantastic shape when I topped out at 7 am this morning. Travelling the avenue required some exciting steep-snow traversing but was rock solid. Descending via Challenger Peak standard route is not recommended. By 9-10, I was regretting my decision due to soft, unstable, or otherwise icy conditions all around.


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