|Peak:||Kit Carson Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Outward Bound Couloir|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||05/25/2013|
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.