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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:09 pm

herdbull wrote: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


It may be 16-17 miles in one direction as the crow flies - more like 30+ to not have to bushwhack through that dense scrub and trees to almost 13,000' in elevation - and as of Thanksgiving weekend, it was as dry as a bone for the entire ride to the Piedra Grande.

But like the thinking-out-of-the-box; don't like the results however! ;)
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby herdbull » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:11 pm

haha, no one ever said it would be easy or practical. Once you actually look at the numbers, terrain and actual altitude this is probably not your best choice. But I had to throw it out there.

I really don't like boxes. I also have a tendency to color outside the lines as well :-D

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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby Sugar Madison » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:33 pm

Laps of Bear Peak via Fern Canyon would fit the bill. As would laps of Sanitas. A few years ago, I did 14 laps of Sanitas (~19,000' gain), looking for a lot of gain, easy access to aid (no need to carry stuff), and lots of middle-aged women in yoga pants. Didn't disappoint.

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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby pbakwin » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:53 am

Sugar Madison wrote:Laps of Bear Peak via Fern Canyon would fit the bill. As would laps of Sanitas. A few years ago, I did 14 laps of Sanitas (~19,000' gain), looking for a lot of gain, easy access to aid (no need to carry stuff), and lots of middle-aged women in yoga pants. Didn't disappoint.


Ha, 14 laps of Sanitas is like 46 miles. How about the Flatirons Double Quinfecta? Only 4 hours!
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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby Sugar Madison » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:04 pm

pbakwin wrote:
Ha, 14 laps of Sanitas is like 46 miles.


Well... yeah...we were running your wife's age in miles. I could have stopped 10 miles shorter. :-D

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Re: Climbing 10,000 feet

Postby pbakwin » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:51 pm

Well, for 10k you just need 8 laps of Sanitas, which is a cool marathon. Less if you out& back the south ridge.

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