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Ascent of Challenger Point on 2018-09-10

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, September 10, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Challenger Point
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14081 ft / 4291 m

Ascent Trip Report

Just over 2 hours for the 1800-ft climb up to Challenger's ridge. A lot of steep loose dirt and rock. RMFI is building a new trail, so maybe in a couple years this will be much easier.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5499 ft / 1675 m
    Total Elevation Loss:629 ft / 191 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.9 mi / 11.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5486 ft / 1672 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5171 ft / 1576 m; Extra: 315 ft / 96m
    Loss on way in:315 ft / 96 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Route:Willow Creek Tr, north slope
    Start Trailhead:Willow Creek TH  8910 ft / 2715 m
    Time:5 Hours 31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:314 ft / 95 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 301 ft / 91 m; Extra: 13 ft / 3m
    Gain on way out:13 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:east rij
    End Trailhead:CP-KCM col  13780 ft / 4200 m
    Time:12 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: ChallengerKitCarson (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Challenger Point2018-09-10 a5499 ft / 1676 m
2Kit Carson Mountain2018-09-10 b1211 ft / 369 m
Total Trip Gain: 6710 ft / 2045 m    Total Trip Loss: 6710 ft / 2045 m



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