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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 19, 2012 - 09:09pm PT
In elevation gain human powered climbing, biking, hiking, or skiing.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
Combined up and down? Like Whitney or keeler, etc, in a day? Grand cnyn rim to rim...quadruple dipesea? Silver state 50/50? (aprox 20k'), various ski tours?

If so, yes.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:22pm PT
yes

anything else you would like to know?
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
up and down would be too easy, i suspect. pretty big club.

not sure if i've done 10k vertical in one day, but possibly. if not, maybe a bit less. i'd have to go back and start counting contour lines.

at some point in it becomes a bit silly. 10k at high el is a lot different than doing baker two or three times in one day. 10k of hiking is a lot different than 10k of technical.

lots of folks thought mr was lying in his 14k claim on tahquitz. it can be surprisingly difficult to measure vertical relief, much less elevation gain over an extended distance of rough ground.
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
went from whitney portal to trail camp, spent the night,hiked to the top, went back to trail camp, packed up gear and jogged back to whitney portal. thats my biggest.

that was in 1981.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:48pm PT
Its called gps.

lol
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
Probably at least a few times hiking/peak bagging (pre gps) never technical.

As far as MR's claims, he did El Camino and lapped us once as we were getting ready to do Coffin Nail.

Wasn't even out of breath.
Even had time to flirt with the princess and chat for a minute.

14K of Tahquitz in a day was certainly within his ability.

manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
poc,
i could have too but was with 6 other people.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
tgt-- tahquitz is one of the best places one could go to pile up max vertical tech mileage. compact, high, lots of easy and wirable terrain, moderate elevation. he based his claim on pitch count, though, and most pitches at t aren't vertical.

doesn't bother me too much. maybe it was only 12.1. someone would have to get ueber geek with an inclinometer to get a better approximation. and even then, you couldn't account for all the little up-then-down moments involved in the traversing bits.

one of the reasons the 10k-in-a-day deal is a bit silly.

eventually, this will become one of those stupid records that gets measured in mileage on a calibrated stepper indoors.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Jun 19, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
ive had reversals of gain that long..in fact twice in the same day,, cah to cah...



whitney 12,000 gain???huh? dint know of that 2000 elev trailhead!


E Robinson

climber
Salinas, CA
Jun 19, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
Some really fun ones...Haleakala, Snow Creek on San Jacinto, Telescope Peak, Junipero Serra and Cone Peak in the Santa Lucia Range...all good fun.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
Talking 10,000 uphill. Done it once mountain biking crow peak 7 times in 24 hours. Trying a hundred mile ride on sat that will have 16,000 if completed. Something like 35 are biking it but I ub nderstand that around 200 are trying to run the course.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 19, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Did the N Face of San Jacinto (Snow Creek) in about 11 hours once- that was pretty damn close to 10K in a day.
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Jun 19, 2012 - 10:53pm PT
Left LAX 6:30 am, arrived at camp @ 17000 ft by 4:30pm.
Airplane, car and hike. Had bloody nose, head hurt and couldnt sleep. Did the summit next morning and then went to Mexico City for 2 days.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jun 19, 2012 - 10:59pm PT
Once, and only once. I was bedridden for three days afterwards. Mos Def not my cup of tea. Much prefer 100' of 5.12 thin crack, ftw.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 19, 2012 - 11:02pm PT
Tour of Two Forests Double. 13,000 I think.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Jun 19, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
ohhwww we are talking both ways lol! my bad.. then yes ive had many lol!
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Pebble Wrestling.... Badly lately.
Jun 19, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Not sure why one would want to do that!?
ThomasKeefer

Trad climber
San Diego
Jun 19, 2012 - 11:23pm PT
I had a 20k ft day in this ultra that traversed 3 countries in some pretty amazing scenery..

http://www.ultratrailmb.com/page/39/Profile.html

and, no, that is not using the Whitney = 12k method - it is 20k positive vertical.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Jun 19, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
did i mention ive done it in a SLED! you know,, at SOE!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 20, 2012 - 12:04am PT
There has to be some on here who have done it on mostly 5th class terain.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:11am PT
Lots I'd say. If a punter like me has done it...

Ok i just bragged on ST where super badass real climbers actually post serious and relevant climbing history..

I will go back in my hole now...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:27am PT
Yes.
nature

climber
CO
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:31am PT
i think the up and down from babo from where jefe and i started was 7K in one day. it had to be close - he chapped his ball sack pretty bad.
John M

climber
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:33am PT
10,000 feet GAIN ? that is a lot of gain. I would like to hear what people did. Not just that they did it.

10,000 feet of elevation gain and loss is easy.

Just gain.

Not so much.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:51am PT
No 10K days, but like everyone else who's climbed in BC's Coast Range, my 4,000 foot days are easily equivalent to your 10,000 foot days.

So there.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:51am PT
2 miles up in a day. More or less. Well, just less, but not by a lot.
That's 1 helluva day, I think.
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:53am PT
Didn't Will Gadd do 25,000 vertical feet doing laps in a day for charity at Ouray Ice Festival one year.

Or are you only counting what humans have done?
skywalker

climber
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:53am PT
Diamond car to car a few times. Not that big a deal in my early 20's.

S...
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 20, 2012 - 01:29am PT
Snow Creek --North Face of Mt San Jacinto, SoCal.

Yeah, it's a good hard hike. I did it in 1991. Took me from 1:00 AM to 9:00 PM in a push. I had totally inadequate gear which made it an epic.


If the land managers would wake up, this route would be more popular than Mt Whitney. More people should be allowed to do this.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Jun 20, 2012 - 02:07am PT
The old White Mtn Peak ride from Laws to the summit and back.

Starts at 4K- tops out at 14K and does some roller coaster to and fro.

I think that was a true life 14,000' day.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 20, 2012 - 02:21am PT
"More people should be allowed to do this."

If people want to do something badly enough, they'll do it. The reason there isn't a conga line on Snow Creek is primarily because it's 9500'+ of work, and most of So Cal would rather ride the lifts at Mtn High and go snowboarding.

I'm good with that. Snow Creek is a special place that is best appreciated by those who are willing to do the work.
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jun 20, 2012 - 04:23am PT
One day Mt Rainier ascents from White River… like Liberty Ridge, Willis Wall, Winthrop or Emmons Glacier routes… comprise a 11,400 feet altitude gain.

The climb/hike routes from Paradise are about 9,000, Mowich Lake 9,400 and West Road 11,500.
JMC

climber
the swamp
Jun 20, 2012 - 06:14am PT
Ascent el. is the only value worth considering.
Maybe a half dozen?
My biggest day was the first 24 hours of AC100 with 20K feet of gain. The last 10 miles are flat but I was wasted by then. Sub-24 on that bitch is a skeleton that will remain in my closet. Ken Hamada is a f*k!ng animal for putting this race on!
Pikes Peak marathon is ~8K of gain, fell asleep and rolled a car after that one. Whitney is mild in comparison at 6k ft from Portal to Summit. If you yo-yo Whitney, Keeler & Russel, that should get you into the 10k zone. East Butt/East Face yoyo will barely be 7500'

Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired in Appalachia
Jun 20, 2012 - 08:26am PT
Mt. Rainier
Happy Henry's Hunting Ground > Success Cleaver > Summit > Disappointment Cleaver > Paradise
sjellison

Mountain climber
Range of Light
Jun 20, 2012 - 08:51am PT
I think doing Williamson from the Onion TH is pretty darn close. Especially with the huge descent halfway up the ascent hike.
Bad Climber

climber
Jun 20, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Hmmm....I've come close--sort of--a couple of times.

My best:

1) Shasta in a day from road's end.

2) Inyo Peak from Manzanar Reward Rd. base, across from the old relocation camp. That one was about 8,700 ft. of gain, as I recall. We did it in Jan. one year, starting with and ending with headlamps--ouch!

3) Did Whitney reg. east face in a day, like many others, although we missed the correct approach trail and took the FIRST ravine and so ended up having to drop back to the proper approach trail, so that added at least a few hundred feet to the day's total. Finished that minor epic well after dark, too. Leading the climb in hiking boots and a 9 mm rope left an impression on me....

BAd
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Jun 20, 2012 - 10:28am PT
About 9k with heavy gear.

Rainier.... Tahoma Glacier.

Full Packs from West Side road to a tick under 10k in a single 10 hour push. We were actually pissing cloudy red. Liquified quad muscles I figured.

Mic

climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 20, 2012 - 10:54am PT
By the way, I like the questions that mike m is always posing.

I've never done 10,000 gain in one day, although close. I think the biggest I've done is the north ridge of Mt. Tom, which was 8 or 9 thousand.

Now being in Boulder, I'm taking advantage of proximity to bike to the trailhead. This year I did Mt. Audubon by first biking about 5000 feet up to Brainard Lake. Last weekend I did South Arapahoe, but I cheated by using the bus.

That Ulta-Trail Monte Blanc that ThomasKeefer mention sounds crazy.
Tony Puppo

climber
Bishop
Jun 20, 2012 - 11:01am PT
Road bike from Bishop to end of pavement, which BITD was Parchers Camp. Then hike up Agassiz. Not quite 10,000'. Biked White mountain, that was over 10 k.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Social climber
Retired in Appalachia
Jun 20, 2012 - 11:04am PT
Also did a trail-ultra back in the 1990s, all over 10,000 feet, with a total of 12,000 feet elevation gain and loss.
handsome B

Gym climber
SL,UT
Jun 20, 2012 - 11:06am PT
12,500 or so for me. http://pocatello50.com/
58,000 is what the monsters do in a push. http://door5.com/2012/04/13/barkley-100-2012/
iep

climber
Jun 20, 2012 - 11:57am PT
58.. thousand? that's more feet than a chiropodist.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:10pm PT
The closest I came was about 8,000ft riding a Schwinn Varsity from Golden to the top of Mt Evans when I was 16. I should get an extra 2,000 ft just for hauling that beast up there, weighs almost twice what todays lightweights weigh and the lowest gear had me standing almost 80% of the time.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
Me? Over 60,000' in a day.

Of course that was up & down.
Jets can do that for ya.
brawa

climber
SAN
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
Cactus to Clouds on San Jacinto ~10.5K, pretty popular and a fun hike. Though the part from the tram to summit is pretty mind-numbing after the steep first half.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jun 20, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
This little old lady has done the 9,000' gain for Rainier a bunch of times. The biggest 24 hours (ok, maybe it was 26 hours)was about 13,000'+. I climbed St. Helens via the Worm Flow route, 5,500'. A rescue call came in that early evening. I went out on the rescue, reclimbed 2,400' and assisted with the carry-out. I agreed to retrieve the gear that the party left behind the following day. I went out very early, marked the gear stash, and continued up to the rim, 5,500'. It was a gorgeous day, and the mountain was still putting on its steam and lava display. I came back down, retrieving the left behind gear.

Thankfully, the two long ascents were light. Otherwise, .....
rfshore

Trad climber
Ventura, CA
Jun 20, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
North Face/Snow Creek on Mt San Jacinto, Spring 2011. Approx 10K elevation gain. Solo car-to-car in 15 hours, with a beer stop at the tram. I slept for something like 20 hours straight the next day.
icaro

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 20, 2012 - 01:25pm PT
if you live in southern california and want to do a 10000+ ft elevation gain hike, you should do Baldy (via ski hut trail), San Gorgonio (via Vivian Creek), and then San Jacinto (via tram trail, or C2C if you're an animal). It's a super fun day, and is about 11,000 ft of gain... unless you do C2C on San Jacinto, then you're looking at 19,000+ ft of total gain. I've only done it twice, but it is totally awesome!!!
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Jun 20, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
I've had a couple of big days.

1. Charlotte Dome C2C from the east side. Up the the pass, drop down, do the climb, back up through the pass, then back down. I would guess that was close to 10,000' throughout the 22hr push, but I'm not sure.

2. Cactus to Clouds is about 10,000'. Others have mentioned it. I was WRECKED!

3. I did around 8000-9000' at Tahquitz this last Spring, if you include the hike up. The vast majority of that was climbing and we did 15 multipitch routes in 17 hours: TRIP REPORT

Josh
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Jun 20, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
Not sure never kept track of such stuff but my submarine buddy had a
-10,000 foot day several times over a 6 month vacation at sea.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 20, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
During Sierra Challenge 2010 I did about 65,000 feet of ELEVATION GAIN over 10 straight days. Did all 10 challenge peaks and also got 7 bonus peaks. Came in 3rd by the total number of peaks over 10 days. It was my first year hiking/scrambling so I felt like a total wreck after this one! That proved to me that I am in OK shape, so moved on to climbing because it is more fun, has more variety, and more challenging as well.

http://snwburd.com/bob/challenge/2010/
Sagebrusher

Sport climber
Iowa
Jun 20, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
Nope, but I've had a 1,600+ foot hour, Rippling Brook trail, Dinosaur National Monument...

http://maps.google.com/?ll=40.580748,-108.987551&spn=0.025716,0.038581&t=p&z=15
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 20, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
ctc is over 10k?

i guess i had forgotten how low palm springs was
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Jun 21, 2012 - 12:37pm PT
No, but 8,000' in a day. Mt. Williamson via George creek
Mic

climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 21, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
Any 10,000 feet of gain in one day is going to be a challenge, but I think there is something particularly appealing when the gain is done exclusively on a single ascent, rather than as part of the approach or as multiple laps up something.

The options for getting 10,000 on a single mountain are also more limited. I never would have thought of San Jacinto, but I guess that does it. Some peaks starting from the Owens Valley would be close, but many of those would involve some canyon approach. Doing one of the ridges on White Mountain would have you starting around 5000 feet, so it would still fall short of 10,000. Of all places, you might find it in Hawaii. Mauna Kea is over 13,000 and you could start at the beach, although because of its volcano shape, there would be a long gradual ascent at first. Then you get into questions about where does the mountain stop and surrounding land begin.

Where else could you get 10,000 feet of continuous ascent on one mountain?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 21, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
Whitney in a day

is about 5500 ft of gain.


NE ridge of Williamson from Owens Valley is close to 10K maybe bc of all the up and downs.


It is quite fun to do a loop of Split, Prater, Bolton Brown, and Birch and back to Owens Valley in a day. I remember seeing some sh#t attacking me on the hike out after 5 hours of no water. Bushwhack on the way out is annoying though.
E Robinson

climber
Salinas, CA
Jun 21, 2012 - 03:46pm PT
For single peak upward efforts:

Haleakala from sea to summit is just a hair over 10K, if I recall right. Although I think the trailhead cuts you short by about 500'. I remember going back down the last 500' once I hit the road just to be sure, It's really a spectacular hike. Through tons of cool changes in terrain - from jungle to moonscape.

Telescope Peak in Death Valley is another very satisfying route. Start out near badwater at about -250 and end at just over 11K ft. It's really cool to walk up to treeline. Tasty pine nuts along the way. Got stymied on the summit ridge by a weird fall blizzard with more lightening than you can shake a stick at. Love my photos of horizontal snow in Death Valley. Wish I had one of me wide-eyed with the thunder clapping before the lightening flash.

San Jacinto via Snow Creek starting out near the highway takes you from 1,200' to 10,800' and surely there's an additional 400' of up and down along the way. Never quite did it in a day as I invariably slept in, was alone and did it the fall with no snow...thus some amzing steep bushwhacking...truly up there as some of the best bush navigation to be had.
Mitch Underhill

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Jun 21, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
My friend Brian and I hiked 14 peaks around the Tahoe Basin a 23.5 hour push once. From east to west: Jobs, Jobs Sister, Freel...rode bikes to Fallen Leaf Lake...Tallac, Peak 9376, Dick's, Jack's, Price, Peak 9967, Agassiz, Pyramid, Angora, Echo, Flagpole. The unnamed peaks are questionable since they were more like high points on the ridge. None the less, it was a BIG day with well over 10,000 feet of gain in 40+ miles. Good times:)
part-time communist

Mountain climber
Jun 22, 2012 - 08:18am PT
I have done 13,500 ft. of gain in 27 hours when I did Black Kaweah and Red Kaweah in one push.
JerryA

Mountain climber
Sacramento,CA
Jun 22, 2012 - 11:56am PT
The 8,200 feet from the summit of Spanish Mountain down to the Kings River is the deepest canyon in North America .Has anyone ascended or descended that ?
The view from nearby Tehipite Dome to the river is fantastic too.
part-time communist

Mountain climber
Jun 22, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
The 8,200 feet from the summit of Spanish Mountain down to the Kings River is the deepest canyon in North America .Has anyone ascended or descended that ?
The view from nearby Tehipite Dome to the river is fantastic too.


This is a seriously cool place, I would have liked to descend down to the canyon when I was out there exploring the place on a 3 day trip, doing harrington and exploring the gorge of despair area, but forest fires got in our way. Makes me want to go back there.
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Jun 22, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
Biked White mountain, that was over 10 k.

That was another 8k day for me. Laws to the Barcroft lab on a mountain bike
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Jun 22, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
I just did a topo check. We did 10,130' total gain in a day on Rainier on the Tahoma glacier side.

I've often wanted to bike from the Pacific to Rainier, climb it, and bike back (with all gear in tow). Kinda like a Kropp-lite....

Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 22, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
when i hung out with the HPS (hundred peaks section of the local sierra club), i participated in a much-vaunted doo of all five san gabriel peaks over 9,000 feet--that would be pine, dawson and baldy, then a car shuttle for throop and baden-powell. started early, came down in near-dark. it was wonderful to have done it, wouldn't want to do it again. adding up all the gain would probably come close to your figure here.

those in l.a. who really want to train for this go to iron mountain where the trail starts at around 2,000 down in the san gabriel river canyon and ends above 8,000. do two laps in a day and you get 12,000 feet. beware, i knew an SPSer (sierra peaks section, known for "death marches") whose joints were shot at age 60.
AndyG

climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 22, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
I did Snow Creek on San Jacinto in 2005 and we figured that was 9500 ft of gain. Not quite 10,000. But Cactus to Clouds should be greater than 10k as I understand it.
landcruiserbob

Trad climber
BIG ISLAND or Vail ; just following the sun.......
Jun 22, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
-32k on a bike lots of big days in the Rockies & the Big Island.


-24to 25k running/hiking 6 -14'ers in a day.


-4-5k climbing

I enjoyed the slow & easy days more.....




NML81

Trad climber
N Lake Tahoe
Jun 22, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
3 full laps on Mt. Tallac got me just under 10K. My hardcore skiing friends get 10k regularly in a day.
jeff_m

Social climber
700' up
Jun 22, 2012 - 02:24pm PT
The lower West Ridge of White Mountain (from the aqueduct road below the radio towers, not the Jeffrey Mine Road start) is just over 10k' of gain total and pretty much all trail-less. I did a late spring hike a few years ago (with a nice storm greeting me at the top) in 15.5 hours c2c---and then did Lone Pine Peak the next morning as a cool down, 'cuz I'm mental.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jun 22, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
John M.,

The Ride to Kaiser has way more than 10,000 feet of total gain, but the net gain is only about 9,000 feet. I've never done the "official" way (i.e. up Tollhouse Grade, and down to Big Creek and back up to Huntington from Shaver), but doing it the "easy way" (i.e. going up the 4-lane and staying on Highway 168 between Shaver and Huntington) still got me around 10,000 feet of total gain in 1979. I also rode from Fresno to the Valley at a rather easy pace one September day that year, but the total gain on that ride was "only" about 8,000 feet, and the elevation never exceeded about 6,000 feet. Kaiser is a very different animal.

John
AlanDoak

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 8, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Long's Peak Triathalon: Bike from Boulder (5300') to trailhead, hike, and climb the Diamond to the summit at 14,259', hike/bike back. With rollers, it ends up being just over 10k.

Kokopelli's trail: self supported mountain bike from Fruita to Moab, 12.5k in a day.

Huascaran Sur (6768m) from the refuge (4650m). Only 7k feet, but still an ass-kicker.

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: I haven't done it, but the quintessential 10k day.
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Feb 8, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
thread title should be

have you had to many 10,000 foot days and now need knee cartilage replacement therapy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knee_cartilage_replacement_therapy



10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 8, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
thread title should be

have you had to many 10,000 foot days and now need knee cartilage replacement therapy.

+1
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Feb 8, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
There are certainly plenty of places to do it on a road or mt bike in the Wasatch. I think the biggest I've done was about 12000 on a single ride.

Several suffering souls have done 7 canyons on road bikes in a day, which equates to roughly 140 miles and 16500 ft of climbing with no repetition.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Feb 8, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
Yes, several on backcountry skis. Twice at Roger's Pass, B.C and a couple in the Middle Fork Flathead, which aint no easy task, contending with alder and tree wells down low. At these locations 4 good runs were required to get above 10K.

Let's not forget though, Greg Hill, the Canadian who managed a huge 27,000 at Roger's Pass in a day and also climbed two million vertical feet in 2011.

Arne
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
yeah, greg probably gets that every day he goes out. :)



divad

Trad climber
wmass
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
most of my 10,000 foot days have been horizontal...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
Yes, many with skiing. Most skiing days I aim for 10 or above. I wear a little atimeter. However with the Epic Pass I have now it automatically calculates for you. That is all resort skiing. Back country, not so much. Running and hiking, only a few times in one day.

Susan
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
first thought was no, but 7500 -> 10,000 times four would do it

so probably yes


ClimbingOn

Trad climber
NY
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
I've done it at least twice on foot that I know of, and both around 15 hours. Possibly a few other times, but two that I know of for sure. 10,000 gain is a lot, and you definitely feel it after.
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Biked....mtn and road by the ocean up the road to the summit of Haleakala 10k+ but its the ride down that's fun. Done that too many times to count.

Aloha,
Will
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
I've never done a full 10k climbing. The most I have done is 7.5k in the flattys. It was like 10 features or something like that. I've been meaning to go back up there sans partners and do it by myself but I have been too busy lately. The flatirons are the best for getting tons of climbing because you can climb so fast and if you know where you are going you can do really good link ups. I think it is possible to do 10k climbing easy in a day.

The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Feb 9, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Only on foot, running and hiking. The running occasions were during 50-mile races so those were some long steep hills!
There are some excellent long hikes to be done in the White Mtns of New Hampshire with plenty of elevation gain.
I have yet to ski (skin up) that amount though, that would be quite exhausting!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Feb 9, 2013 - 12:29am PT
Did about 11k of gain/11k of loss in 16 hours doing grand canyon Rim to rim to rim... as far as fastest did San Jacinto 4:30 C2C, 2:30 up which is what, 2k gain an hour?








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One day Mt Rainier ascents from White River… like Liberty Ridge, Willis Wall, Winthrop or Emmons Glacier routes… comprise a 11,400 feet altitude gain.

this to me is way more impressive. Good job Jennie!
rurprider

Trad climber
Mt. Rubidoux
Feb 9, 2013 - 10:23am PT
poc........I did that trail in 5 hours 13 minutes, car to car.
steve shea

climber
Feb 9, 2013 - 10:29am PT
From the Rond Pointe Cafe to the summit of Mt Blanc about 13,000' hike up, from Dornan's to the summit of the Grand about 7,000' up, from the summit of Rendezvous Mt. to the parking lot 4,139'. You can rack up 20,000' easily in two hours at JHMR, 40,000' a day, cake. Kahiltna Base to the Iglooplex lots of vert.
Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Feb 9, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Descended 10,000 in a day on Kilimanjaro in 2001. My previous one day descent pr was on Williamson.
ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Feb 9, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
One day Mt Rainier ascents from White River… like Liberty Ridge, Willis Wall, Winthrop or Emmons Glacier routes… comprise a 11,400 feet altitude gain.

Have done this also, but thought it was just barely 10K. Max ski touring is about 7500'. I don't think riding lifts counts in this category, you have to shoot for 100K in descent to be doing something.
steve shea

climber
Feb 9, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
I think sub 5 min laps at JHMR staying on the same box all day is doing something IMHO. But you do use the tram. More difficult for me than any altitude gain was a 30mi nonstop speedhike from Cho Oyu bc to Tingri in Tibet. All between 15,000' and 16,000' just to catch a truck ride to the Nepali border.
handsome B

Gym climber
SL,UT
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Few have had a 40,000 foot vertical day.

http://door5.com/2013/03/03/running-up-for-air-2013-2/
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Buea to the summit of Mt Cameroon is over 10K of gain (~10.4?), straight up. That was a fun day. I did that before the '99-'00 eruptions. Not sure how much of the top blew off.

I've probably had some ski tours that came close to 10K of up. Up and down? Tons of times.

Some folks are putting up some big numbers here:http://www.tahoevertical.com/
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
You are allowed to hike Snow Creek. You have to go east around the DWA parcel (section 33) at the start, which adds perhaps 3 hours. The DWA tries to catch anyone going thru their section up the ithsmuth between Snow Creek and Falls Creek. As with any other hike up San Jacinto, you need a permit from the state park or USFS.

You can start out near the highway or closer to the village of Snow Creek on BLM land. If you start near the village, you can hike up the paved gated road to about 1650', near the PCT turnoff, and then head east across the wash. It would be nice to have a big post at the NE corner of section 33 so you know when you have skirted that.

The start from near the highway is shown here: http://socalhikes.com/2010/08/snow-creek-to-san-jacinto/
http://www.summitpost.org/snow-creek-in-the-summer-and-absolutely-legal/653936

lots of posts at this site in 2010-12.
http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?t=2761&sid=6c431c8ed847914e0ce70d7c8dbf4442
http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?t=2761&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

Another big potential access problem is the Cactus to Clouds trail up San Jacinto.
More vertical than Snow Creek since you start in Palm Springs. The BLM is planning to give land away to the rich Agua Caliente tribe. http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php?t=3459&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 19, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Got in another one today rode Crow Peak 7 times for 10,500ft to raise about $500 bucks for the Vets Club at the college I work at.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jun 20, 2013 - 07:55am PT
Biggest self propelled days for me was on a bike doing the Death Ride in Alpine Co. CA:
Death Ride Profile
Death Ride Profile
Credit: Charlie D.
Did the Death Ride maybe 4 or 5 times over the years then we went up and did the RAMROD (Ride Around Mt. Rainer in One Day) which I thought was harder. Blue bird day on that one, absolutely stunningly beautiful with Mt. Rainer on your left the entire day:
RAMROD map
RAMROD map
Credit: Charlie D.
RAMROD profile
RAMROD profile
Credit: Charlie D.
Don't think I've climbed or skied toured 10,000 ft. in a day? I suppose the closest was Shasta on skis car to car which I think is about 8,000 ft. Anyway hats off to all you hard men and women, 10,000 ft or more in a day is HUGE! At 60 years + now that train has left the station for me.

Charlie D.
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