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Peak(s):  Mt. Blue Sky  -  14,268 feet
Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,066 feet
Grays Peak  -  14,275 feet
Torreys Peak  -  14,272 feet
Quandary Peak  -  14,272 feet
Mt. Democrat  -  14,154 feet
Mt. Lincoln  -  14,293 feet
Mt. Belford  -  14,202 feet
Mt. Oxford  -  14,158 feet
Missouri Mountain  -  14,071 feet
Date Posted:  09/24/2020
Date Climbed:   09/18/2020
Author:  thebeave7
 Eleven 14ers in Under 24hours   

Starting at 6:11am on Friday 9/18/20 on the Mt Evans Rd I climbed 11 different 14ers using the 3000ft rule, driving between trailheads (supported). I finished the journey after Missouri Mt at Clohesy Lake at 4:01am. 11 summits, 21h50min, 22300ft elevation gain and 48.7mi.
Mt Evans, Mt Bierstadt, Torreys Peak, Grays Peak, Quandary Peak, Mt Democrat, Mt Lincoln, Mt Bross, Mt Belford, Mt Oxford and Missouri Mt.

My full report is in the blog link below.

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Comments or Questions
Well done!
9/24/2020 9:49am
My hat is off to you, that took some true endurance. And of coarse leave it to Misery (Missouri) to live up to it's name right at the end.

9/24/2020 4:35pm
Incredible journey! I just read your report... curious to know what did you eat & drink on those 24 hrs? Congratulations!!!

3000' Rule?
9/25/2020 11:27am
Great job!

I know this is mincing words and being very strict/anal but isn't the 3000' rule for each individual summit? Not enchainments or traverses between summits after gaining 3000' for the first summit.
In the strictest sense if you climb 11 summits obeying the 3000' rule for each summit then your total elevation gain would have to be greater than 33000' (11 summits X 3000' minimum gain before reaching each summit).
I truly don't care either way really (and I've gladly never consciously tried to obey the 3000' rule! ) but that was always my understanding if I wanted to check the box for obeying the 3000' rule (which I don't think I ever have checked the box).

3000ft Rule Response
9/25/2020 11:45am
Mtngoatwithstyle, for the eating and drinking I guess it falls into two categories, on the run and in the car. For when I'm moving I usually keep it simple; Vfuel gels, granola bars, candied ginger, gummy bears, trail mix, nutter butters, chex mix and other snack food. For the car I packed a bunch of real food in a cooler; cup o'noodles, sandwiches, bacon, apples, chips, coke, gatorade, wheat thins, etc.
In general I try to keep it to small quantities at any time, snacking and a constant flow of calories. I also drink plain water most of the time on the trail, no drink mixes for me, but that's personal preference.

Geojed, there are definitely several interpretations of the rule, but the commonly accepted precedent for any 14er FKTs/Records is 3000ft from starting point and 3000ft below the final summit of any group (traverses are allowed, not 3000ft for each peak). This rule has been used for decades by myself, Andrew Hamilton, Homie, Cave Dog, Danielle Bellengee and all others who have attempted FKTs on CO 14ers in this multi-peak format (both 24h and all of them). See Cave Dog's explanation from long long ago in the link below.

3000’ rule
9/25/2020 4:13pm
Ok thanks for the explanation

9/25/2020 6:33pm
Great job, dude.

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