September Climbing on the Crestones.

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September Climbing on the Crestones.

Postby toddimming » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:36 pm

Hi. I was hoping to find someone, or a group, who might be interested in climbing the Crestones, Kit Carson, Challenger, etc. in mid-September. We are a group of 2 or 3. We aren't beginners, but the trip reports have me a little freaked out. Beer and food would be on us.

Re: September Climbing on the Crestones.

Postby ameristrat » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:12 pm

Im planning on climbing both earlier inthe summer, but I'd probably be up to go again. If you don't mind another guy tagging along

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Re: September Climbing on the Crestones.

Postby kushrocks » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:12 pm

PM Sent. I am always up for spending time in the Crestones.
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Re: September Climbing on the Crestones.

Postby Stereo311 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:08 pm

I have plans of hiking up Crestone Peak (again) and Crestone Needle (will be the first time). Crestone Peak via the Red Gully is a fun climb. It's steep enough to get the heart beating and the adrenaline flowing, without huge amounts of exposure. I also plan on Kit Carson and Challenger Point again. For me, the hardest part was getting up the loose rock to Challenger Point. I am not sure about the dates for the climbs. Are you guys set on September?

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Re: September Climbing on the Crestones.

Postby Bullwinkle » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:28 pm

I did both a few years ago--the Needle alone around Labor Day. I posted a couple of trip reports (w/pics) that you may find useful. The Crestones are two of my all-time favorites. Great rock! If you are comfortable on Class 3 ascents, are physically fit, and use good judgment, you should be fine.
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Re: September Climbing on the Crestones.

Postby zdero1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:39 pm

I'm definitely down for climbing in the Crestones in Sept. Possibly earlier if there is a weak storm season. I'm planning on doing KC and Challenger as soon as the Avenue clears. PM if interested.

Kush I would love it if you could guide me up the Needle!

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Re: September Climbing on the Crestones.

Postby DeTour » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:40 pm

toddimming wrote:Beer and food would be on us.

You might want to consider putting a limit on that offer ... unless you had an Everest-size expedition in mind ...
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