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FKT on Capitol?

Postby dnye » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:47 pm

Does John Prater have the FKT on Capitol from TH to TH? What is this time?

Thanks.

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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby KeithK » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:52 pm

http://www.wwwright.com/climbing/speed/colorado14ers.htm

Not sure how up to date any of that is...
Snow is dumb.™

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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby dnye » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:55 pm

That states the FKT on Capitol to be:

Capitol roundtrip

running/hiking Sid Hayes 5h01m42s 8/18/91 trailhead-to-trailhead time.

Sid did the ascent in 2h45m04s.

Bill Wright and John Praterdid 6h07m in the summer of '00.


http://www.wwwright.com/climbing/speed/colorado14ers.htm

I was just reading this from Anton Krupicka's blog...

9/9/2012
Sun-AM: 3:38, 5400' ~ Capitol Peak (14,130')
Slept at the Capitol Creek TH and started from there. Legs were a bit weak/tired this morning, but the Capitol Ditch trail is enjoyably flat for quite some time so I was able to slowly find a rhythm after a bit. Things were straightforward up to Capitol Lake at 11,500, but I was psyched to finally start gaining some elevation with the grunt up to the Daly saddle at 12,500'. From here the route crosses over to the east side of the ridge and I stayed quite a bit higher than what is probably generally recommended, traversing through some brief, loose 4th Class terrain as I angled up towards K2, the small summit that signals the start of the ridge to Capitol itself. The ridge over to Capitol ended up being more engaging and fun than scary, and with surprisingly solid rock given the crappy stuff that exists all around it. Route-finding from K2 back to the Daly saddle was easier on the way back and then it was just a matter of keeping a solid pace on the flats and rollers on the way back to the TH. Incredible weather this weekend in the Elk Range, with plenty of leaves changing, too. CO autumn at its finest.

Splits:
Capitol Creek crossing - 30:30
Fence - 41:xx
Capitol Lake - 1:08
Daly saddle - 1:22:50
K2 - 1:49:20
Capitol summit - 2:08:40
K2 - 2:26
Daly saddle - 2:47:50
Capitol Lake - 2:53:30
Fence - 3:09
Capitol Creek - 3:16:20
Trailhead - 3:38:22


http://antonkrupicka.blogspot.com/

What am I missing? Different trailheads?

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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby WillV » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:58 pm

We meet a guy on Capitol Sunday 9/9/12 who said he did the ascent 2hrs and 9mins. Forgot his name though ](*,). The group on the summit was blown away. That would definitely beat the record of 2hrs 45 mins.

EDIT: That's him!
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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby dnye » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:59 pm

WillV wrote:We meet a guy on Capitol Sunday 9/9/12 who said he did the ascent 2hrs and 9mins. Forgot his name though ](*,). The group on the summit was blown away. That would definitely beat the record of 2hrs 45 mins.


Was he shirtless? I am guessing it was Anton

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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby WillV » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:00 pm

dnye wrote:
dnye wrote:
WillV wrote:We meet a guy on Capitol Sunday 9/9/12 who said he did the ascent 2hrs and 9mins. Forgot his name though ](*,). The group on the summit was blown away. That would definitely beat the record of 2hrs 45 mins.


Was he shirtless? I am guessing it was Anton


Did he look like the guy at the top of this blog?
http://antonkrupicka.blogspot.com/


Yup! That was him!

Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby MonGoose » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:12 pm

WillV,
I shared the summit with you guys and also met the trail runner, briefly. That guy was insane. He looked kinda like Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump during his running episode. I joked that if I had been on the knife edge he probably would have hurdled me as I was scootching along.

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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby summitseeker » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:13 pm

Some photographic evidence:

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Capitol Peak summit
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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby lemurtech » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:15 pm

He was on Maroon on Saturday. He and his partner stopped at the saddle for a bit and we talked. We didn't know who he was at the moment but figured it out later.

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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby WillV » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:17 pm

MonGoose wrote:WillV,
I shared the summit with you guys and also met the trail runner, briefly. That guy was insane. He looked kinda like Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump during his running episode. I joked that if I had been on the knife edge he probably would have hurdled me as I was scootching along.


Ah OK. Nice meeting you MonGoose! My climbing partner was Josh (summitseeker).

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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby dnye » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:17 pm

lemurtech wrote:He was on Maroon on Saturday. He and his partner stopped at the saddle for a bit and we talked. We didn't know who he was at the moment but figured it out later.


Yeah, looks like he did a nice "easy" 3:08 RT of the Bells on Saturday. :lol:

Splits:
Crater Lake - 18:55
East Slope turn-off - 39:25
South Ridge - 1:22:00
Maroon summit - 1:44:50
Saddle - 1:50:55
N. Maroon summit - 2:10:45
Rock glacier exit - 2:39:15
Buckskin Pass Tr - 2:49:00
Crater Lake - 2:55:25
Parking Lot - 3:07:58

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Re: FKT on Capitol?

Postby summitseeker » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:53 pm

Read some of his blog and running times articles and am completely in awe...and feel out of shape climbing Capitol in 7 hours yesterday...from Capitol Lake. :roll:

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