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Antero or KC / Challenger 10/6

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Antero or KC / Challenger 10/6

Postby ameristrat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:10 pm

Thinking about knocking it out from Baldwin Gulch Saturday Morning. Would also be open to KC / Challenger if snow is not an issue.
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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:00 pm

Depending on weather and conditions, I may be interested in KC and Challenger. The forecast for the end of this week looks kind of windy but that might change for the better. I would prefer a Saturday drive to the Sangres, hike in to Willow Lake and camp, then Sunday early start, summit, hike out and return drive to Denver.
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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby ameristrat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:54 pm

I'd be up for that weather permitting

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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby I Man » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:00 pm

ameristrat wrote:I'd be up for that weather permitting


You guys should go together!!

I did this group around the 3rd week of September last year and found it to be very doable.

Bring spikes and an axe.
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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby Tony1 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:32 pm

I have yet to do any of these.

Assuming conditions are good on either - avenue or north ridge?

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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:36 pm

Tony1 wrote:I have yet to do any of these.

Assuming conditions are good on either - avenue or north ridge?

My vote would be Avenue... assuming conditions are good.
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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby I Man » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:41 pm

SilverLynx wrote:
Tony1 wrote:I have yet to do any of these.

Assuming conditions are good on either - avenue or north ridge?

My vote would be Avenue... assuming conditions are good.



The Avenue is your only option :-D \:D/
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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby ameristrat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:32 pm

Yeah - I'd like to get Challenger too so my vote is avenue as well.

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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby ameristrat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:41 pm

Also, someone explain to me how Sunday on Challenger is "mostly sunny" and on Kit Carson it's "partly sunny"

They're a quarter mile apart...
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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby Tony1 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:03 pm

I won't know of my availability for sure until later in the week, but I'd be happy to join as well.

You could make a loop and go up KC from the ridge and hit Challenger on the standard descent :wink: but really I'd be fine either way. The ridge just seems really fun, provided it's dry enough!

As of now Saturday works better, but it's still early, so we'll see.

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Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby ameristrat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:16 am

Let's keep an eye on weather and everything and we'll make a decision later this week. I'm probably going to head over from Challenger if we can go - icy conditions - frost and verglass - make me a little less comfortable with the ridge if that's all right with you guys.
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