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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 11:10 am

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 12:00 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 12:54 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 1:00 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 2:32 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 2:36 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 2:41 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 3:32 pm

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

Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby ameristrat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:41 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 8:03 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.

Re: Antero or KC / Chalenger 10/6

Postby ameristrat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:16 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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