Climber falls to death from Challenger Point

CUSTER COUNTY, Colo. — Custer County Search and Rescue confirmed a climber fell to death on Sunday while climbing 14,081-foot Challenger Point.

Challenger Point is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains about three hours south of Denver.

The standard route on Challenger Point is rated as a difficult Class 2 with loose rock and exposure along the summit ridge line.

Steep, loose couloirs flank Challenger Point to the south.

The name, age and gender of the person who died were not released. The cause of the fall is under investigation.

Five people died on 14er Capitol Peak in Pitkin County earlier this year.

Challenger Point summit ridge vista. Photo by Meteorologist Chris Tomer.