Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 11000 ft (3333 m), 8 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Chad Cummings? Chuck Norris?|
|Page Views:||5,051 total · 95/month|
|Shared By:||phil wortmann on Jul 15, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
1. Crestone Needle. Climb Ellingwood Arete to the summit, then traverse north to Crestone Peak.
2. Crestone Peak. Summit West Peak, and descend North Couloir as far down as you can. Then traverse skier's right on 4th class terrain to a scree gully to the East. Then aim W/NW to the base of the Prow.
3.Kit Carson/Challenger. Climb the Prow, the technical climbing crux of the day, 5.8. Stash your pack/gear at the saddle between Challenger and KC, tag Challenger, then continue to KC summit. You can climb the West face above the saddle (unprotectable 5.6), or skirt around the south face until you find a lower angle to scramble to the summit.
4. Humboldt Peak. Summon all your reserves, and slog up the Bear's Playground to the Humboldt Trail to the summit, then roll hard back to the car!