Peak(s):  Columbia Point  -  13,980 feet
"Kitty Kat Carson"  -  13,980 feet
"Obstruction Pk"  -  13,799 feet
Humboldt Peak  -  14,064 feet
Date Posted:  09/29/2015
Modified:  07/25/2017
Date Climbed:   08/28/2015
Author:  alexhenes
 Fun on "Tedious" Ridge  

From the South Colony 4WD trailhead we hiked to the north side of lower South Colony lake and setup camp. From there we hiked to Humbolt's saddle and west across a ridge to the Bear's Playground. We traversed the playground, climbed Kitty Kat's east face (2+) and over to Columbia Point's summit. On the way back we climbed Obstruction and Humbolt before returning to camp. That night we had an amazing close to full moon. The next day... after breakfast with the Needle... we hiked back to the truck at the 4WD trailhead. The trip covered 15.5 miles and 7300 vertical.

Pictures and commentary of the trip can be found at Fun on Tedious Ridge

My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




 Comments or Questions
wildsidesky

cool TR
09/30/2015 07:13
Sweet photos. Would it be possible from Columbia Point to get all the way to Kit Carson? Did any of the tedious ridge/your climb exceed class 3?


alexhenes

Easy 3
09/30/2015 07:22
Thanks wildsidesky! Tedious Ridge is easy class 3... nothing more. Although we didn’t do it... it is possible to climb Kit Carson from Columbia. Here is a link to the route description. http://www.14ers.com/routemain.php?route=kitc3&peak=Kit+Carson+Peak+and+Challenger+Point


wildsidesky

it has a route page and everything
09/30/2015 14:33
I’m such a dingus! I’d even seen that before but didn’t realize it was from the Colony Lakes approach. Is your report from last weekend? I might have run into you! I was camped up at the upper lake.


alexhenes

August 28th
09/30/2015 16:23
Nope... we were there on 8/28


dillonsarnelli

nice work
08/17/2016 18:32
Alex, I think I'm gonna do this on Saturday. That 3D map is pretty sweet btw. Thanks.


alexhenes

I think you'll like it
08/17/2016 18:39
Right on... Should be fun. If we had time tagging Kit Carson would have been cool. The map is just my gpx file in Google Earth.



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