Find Your Next Adventure

Or leave the current defaults



Quick Trip Search
Colorado Mountain Club
Welcome,   Log OutMember Login •  Contact Us
Home » Calendar » EventDetails

Trip Details

Date Saturday  6/10/2017
End Date Sunday  6/11/2017
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Kit Carson-14,165' Outward Bound Couloir
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Britt Jones
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate D
Trail Mileage 13
Elevation Gain 5,500'
Driving Distance 320


We are climbing Kit Carson in the Sangre de Cristo mountains from the Willow Lake (South Crestone) trailhead just east of Crestone, CO.

Here are the details about the location and the climb:

We plan to drive to the trailhead on Saturday, June 10th in the morning, hike up to Willow Lake and camp there for the night.

We will have an alpine start by 4am on Sunday, June 11th. We will hike up Falls Creek and climb the Outward Bound Couloir then traverse over to Kit Carson.

We will descend the south face standard route and return via Kit Carson Avenue....then up to Challenger Point then down the standard route back to Willow Lake.

Once we will return to camp, we will tear down tents, pack up and hike out, and drive home.

For more info Contact

Britt Jones 719-661-4777 

Crampons, ice axe are required. Helmet preferred.



Meeting at Tejon Park N Ride under I-25 at 9:30am. Then meeting at the Willow Creek TR at 1:30pm.


We will meet up and carpool down from Colorado Springs. If multiple people in the Denver area sign up, they can carpool together.

Four of us (and Kiefer the dog) were successfull up the Upward Bound Coulior and then east ridge over to Kit Carson. We descended the standard route and used the Kit Carson Avenue back. We had to use our 30m rope and protect 2 snow slopes and 1 icy spot. We were successful up Challenger Point as well and had a nice glissade down.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.