Peak:  Kit Carson Peak (14er)
 Route:  Outward Bound Couloir
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  BillMiddlebrook
 Date of Info:  05/17/2013
 Date Posted:  05/18/2013

OB Couloir is full right now. Snow layers were bonding well but beware of upcoming wet slides if the current heating continues. Lots of snow. The confines of the couloir get a limited amount of sunhit and we found stable conditions to the top. Again, with lots of snow. There‘s snow coverage from the top of OB to the summit of Kit Carson and we used crampons to the top.

Pic #1: Entering OB Couloir
Pic #2: Upper couloir
Pic #3: Snow below the summit
Pic #4: Back in the couloir

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3Image #4

 Comments or Questions

good news
05/19/2013 23:02
Thanks for the report--headed up there tomorrow! Are the photos on the ”under construction” route description from this trip?


Photos on route
05/20/2013 12:38
Yup, with the exception of the first two of shots used in the route description, the rest of the pics were taken last Friday (5/17)


05/20/2013 15:04
And out of thin air, a complete route description has appeared! Great timing, oh Wizard...


05/20/2013 18:47

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