Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

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How old were you when you climbed your first 14er?

0-9
19
5%
10-17
54
15%
18-20
39
11%
21-25
67
18%
26-30
58
16%
31-35
32
9%
36-40
24
7%
41-50
46
13%
51-60
22
6%
60-70
5
1%
70+
2
1%
 
Total votes: 368
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby James Jennings » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:40 am

Oxford at age 13 in 1983. Wow - that seems so long ago.
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby summitstep » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:46 am

Project Ralphie wrote:I'm Catholic, so I abstained for many years, and living on the East Coast made that easy. But on a wild no-holds barred weekend in 2009, at the age of 47, I was seduced by, and lost my 14ers virginity to, Mt. Bierstadt, whom I subsequently learned has a reputation for being very easy (not to mention many people's first). Once the damn broke, I could no longer resist temptation, and in 4 short years I went from celibate to promiscous. I'm no Wilt Chamberlain, but I would guess that I've had 40+ 14ers since then, many of them repeats, and have even experimented with 2 at a time.

Of course, good Catholic that I am, I go to confession after each one, clean the slate . . . and then then I head back to the mountains.



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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby jeremy27 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:24 am

28, Belford, I've gotten a lot better than that first time (it seemed to take forever).
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby mathguy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:38 am

58 (Elbert). Sigh...better late than never. But I'm on track to finish all 58 by the time I'm 92!
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby smoove » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:46 am

First attempt was at 28 on Elbert (in January). At 29 I was able to get Elbert in the summer.
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby Theodore » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:53 am

First attempt was on Quandry in the winter right after I turned 18. Was on a "get the f**k out of town" trip to Breck because my dad had just died and I needed to get away. Made it to the last "step" on the east ridge and turned around since I hadn't eaten anything that morning. We didn't know we were going to head up...

That summer ('99) went to South Colony lakes and did Humbolt and Crestone Needle via the Arete... Nice way to tick #2! Since then, I've been trying to tick them off my list, but I have been having a bad run of luck over the last couple years. Probably 5 trips out there and only 2 summits.
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby Cptkahuna » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:53 am

Grays/Torrey Combo 2000 at age 34
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby HikerGuy » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:55 am

CA - Mt. Whitney - 32
CO - Longs Peak - 35
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby spadflyer12 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:56 am

23, Crestone Needle via Ellingwood Arete.
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby ewaag23 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:28 pm

22 - north maroon (in retrospect, probably not the wisest place to have started) :-k
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby JTOlson26 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:42 pm

Age 5 on Quandary: August 1995. I thank my dad for introducing me to the mountains all the time. We had just moved to Colorado and he couldn't wait to get his son into the mountains he loved!
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Re: Age When Lost 14er Virginity?

Postby spadflyer12 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:47 pm

ewaag23 wrote:22 - north maroon (in retrospect, probably not the wisest place to have started) :-k


I brought a buddy of mine up Little Bear back in August. I didn't find out it was his first 14er until we were at the Hourglass. He was glad we did the first gully in the dark, if he had seen how bad it was in the daylight he wouldn't have done it. He made it to the top, but said no once I started making my way along the LB-Blanca traverse. :-D

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