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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby jdorje » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:09 pm

Nolan's 14 is 44k feet of gain and has been done in under 60 hours. Doing 1/4 of it in a day should be "easy". Any other set of mountains linked up can easily give you 10k feet of gain.

Alternately, you can do the traverse from Mount Sunflower to Pikes, as previously suggested.

What's your obsession with avoiding horizontal distance though? Gaining 10,000 feet on a 20% incline versus a 40% incline should not be that much difference in difficulty.
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:29 pm

Roach lists the "North Ridge" route on Antero, with 5,249' elevation gain in 6.8 miles round-trip. It starts at Cascade Campground between Antero and Princeton; if you climb that route, then climb Princeton via Grouse Canyon (4997', 7.0 miles r/t), you can get your 10K' without even moving your car. Of course, it's steep, loose, and avalanche-prone, and shouldn't be done without firm snow, but it's possible.

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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby Tempelton » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:16 pm

Chataqua to the Green Mountain summit is about 2,500, so run up and down 4 times. It'd probably only be like 24 miles.
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby B[3] » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:15 am

How about the Triple Feat? According to Roach, it's 8600 ft elevation gain in 11.5 miles from the Maroon Lake Trailhead. In order to get 1400 more ft, you could go partway back up Pyramid after soaking your feet in the lake. Should be a fairly short day distance-wise.

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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby herdbull » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:35 am

You need to think outside the box a little bit........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauna_Kea
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby danger » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:44 am

are you implying that i should begin this climb on the sea floor and climb 33,000' to the summit? i like the way you think!
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby Jeff Kunkle » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:08 pm

Manitou Incline 5x = 10K
San Juan Solstice 50miler = 12,500ft
Boulder, Mamma, Grizzly, Lo Carb, Cyclone, Carbonite, Cronin, and White from Baldwin Gulch = 9600ft
Missouri, Emerald, Iowa, Belford, Oxford, Pecks = 8300ft
All 11 of the Lost Creek Wilderness 12K peaks = 8000ft.
Easy to add a few more feet to each of those under 10K!
Edit... Grand Canyon RimX3 is 11K.
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby nyker » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:02 am

Good combination of mileage and 10k in one day and one peak I would check out White Mountain Peak in CA from the west route. Not climbed much but meets your criteria.
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby doggler » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:28 pm

Humboldt-KC-Challenger-Peak-Needle = 20 miles, 12k gain. Get to it.
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby climbing_rob » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:00 am

Want something >10K (11.5K) that's unique? Check out Telescope Peak in Death Valley NP... Start below sea level, hike to the summit at ~11K. Here's my old from 5 years ago:

http://www.summitpost.org/telescope-peak-11049-from-the-badwater-basin-at-shorty-s-well-250/370226
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby herdbull » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:54 pm

I got to thinking..... I'm heading to Mexico in a few weeks and staying in Tlachichuca. From town to the summit of Pico de Orizaba it's almost exactly 10,000' of elevation gain and maybe a 16-17 mile climb? Once again just thinking outside the box cause that's kinda what I do :-D

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