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  Routes  Click on a Route:   Gain   Miles   Difficulty   Exposure    Photos   
  Willow Creek Approach 
Difficulty:  Class 1 
Total Elevation Gain: 2,850 feet
Round-trip Distance: 9.50 miles
Willow Creek Approach  2850'  9.50   Class 1  Mild exposure in the area but not along the immediate route. 21  Print 
 1  Challenger Point - North Slope  
Difficulty:  Difficult Class 2 
Total Elevation Gain: 5,400 feet
Round-trip Distance: 12.50 miles
Challenger Point - North Slope   5400'  12.50   Difficult Class 2  Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area. 178  Print 
 2  Kit Carson Peak - From Challenger Point  
Difficulty:  Easy Class 3 
Total Elevation Gain: 6,250 feet
Round-trip Distance: 14.50 miles
Kit Carson Peak - From Challenger Point   6250'  14.50   Easy Class 3  Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling. 151  Print 
 3  Kit Carson Peak - East Ridge 
Difficulty:  Difficult Class 3 
Total Elevation Gain: 5,900 feet
Round-trip Distance: 14.50 miles
Kit Carson Peak - East Ridge  5900'  14.50   Difficult Class 3  More serious exposure that could result in serious injury or death if you fell. Moving past the area will require some scrambling or short technical moves. 40  Print 
 4  Kit Carson Peak - North Ridge  
Difficulty:  Class 4 
Total Elevation Gain: 5,315 feet
Round-trip Distance: 11.40 miles
Kit Carson Peak - North Ridge   5315'  11.40   Class 4  More serious exposure that could result in serious injury or death if you fell. Moving past the area will require some scrambling or short technical moves. 15  Print 
 5  Challenger Point - Kirk Couloir  
Difficulty:  Class 3 
Total Elevation Gain: 5,400 feet
Round-trip Distance: 12.75 miles
Challenger Point - Kirk Couloir   5400'  12.75   Class 3  Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling. 24  Print 
 6  Kit Carson Peak - Outward Bound Couloir  
Difficulty:  Class 3 
Total Elevation Gain: 5,500 feet
Round-trip Distance: 13.75 miles
Kit Carson Peak - Outward Bound Couloir   5500'  13.75   Class 3  Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling. 104  Print 
 Trip Reports:
  Challenger Point Trip Reports (162)
  Challenger Point Ski/Snowboard Trip Reports (10)
  Kit Carson Peak Trip Reports (185)
  Kit Carson Peak Ski/Snowboard Trip Reports (13)

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