have you had a 10,000 foot day?


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Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 19, 2012 - 08:02pm PT
Tour of Two Forests Double. 13,000 I think.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev.
Jun 19, 2012 - 08:13pm PT
ohhwww we are talking both ways lol! my bad.. then yes ive had many lol!

Trad climber
Pebble Wrestling.... Badly lately.
Jun 19, 2012 - 08:17pm PT
Not sure why one would want to do that!?

Trad climber
San Diego
Jun 19, 2012 - 08:23pm PT
I had a 20k ft day in this ultra that traversed 3 countries in some pretty amazing scenery..


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 - 08:26pm 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 19, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
There has to be some on here who have done it on mostly 5th class terain.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:11pm 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 19, 2012 - 09:27pm PT

Jun 19, 2012 - 09:31pm 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

Jun 19, 2012 - 09:33pm 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.

Sport climber
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:49pm PT

Where is old Jefe these days?

A long way from where I started
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:51pm 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

Jun 19, 2012 - 09:51pm 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.

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Jun 19, 2012 - 09:53pm 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?

Jun 19, 2012 - 09:53pm PT
Diamond car to car a few times. Not that big a deal in my early 20's.

Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 19, 2012 - 10:29pm 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.

.....in a single wide......
Jun 19, 2012 - 11:07pm 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.

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 19, 2012 - 11:21pm 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.

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Jun 20, 2012 - 01:23am 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.

the swamp
Jun 20, 2012 - 03:14am 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'

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