Trip Report
Califoria's 14ers. Human Powered FKT approach
Friday August 15, 2014 11:19am
http://www.donnerpartymountainrunners.com/news/
I recently completed climbing all of California's 14,000 foot peaks and linking the trailheads by bike. I used a Fastest Known Time style approach to the trip and finined in 9 days 20 hours 41 minutes. Here is a link to my trip report:



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Sam Skrocke
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Sam Skrocke is a trad climber from Truckee.

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JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Aug 15, 2014 - 11:21am PT
Sam, my machine says "thread not found" when I click your link.

John
Sam Skrocke

Trad climber
Truckee
Author's Reply  Aug 15, 2014 - 11:23am PT
John, could you try again for me and let me know if you have better luck? Thank You
Sam
CCT

Trad climber
  Aug 15, 2014 - 04:51pm PT
Props, Sam. I thought I would add your Middle Pal summit register entry here too. I imagine you on top, a little loopy from a long day and a sketchy traverse, just hoping that the way down would be easy.

Here is the text:
8.2.14
Thunderbolt, Starlight,
Polmomem, North Pal,
Mt. Sill, Middle Pal.
What a day.
California 14'ers all by bike,
feet and hands. Started on
Shasta 7.29. Whoo hoo got
to get off this now.
Sam Skrocke
Tahoe, California

Sam Skrocke's summit register entry, Middle Palisade
Sam Skrocke's summit register entry, Middle Palisade
Credit: CCT
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
  Aug 15, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
That's an amazing adventure. Great style.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
  Aug 15, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
Is a running-only version on your radar?
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
  Aug 15, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
very nice.
One of my favorite memories was doing an unsupported Longs Peak Tri on my 40th birthday.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  Aug 15, 2014 - 03:37pm PT
Great epic adventure!
Thanks for sharing.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Aug 15, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
Holy sh#t.

Well done, man. Respect.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Aug 15, 2014 - 04:52pm PT
Damn, so many 14ers and miles and only a photo of summit log. :( congratulations though!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
  Aug 15, 2014 - 05:27pm PT
Way to go...

Eggstele

Trad climber
Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe
  Aug 15, 2014 - 05:31pm PT
Just saw Sam's TR here so I deleted the other thread since this stays on topic. I love the photo of the summit register, cool addition.
Double D

climber
  Aug 15, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
Wow
The Dude

climber
Truckee, CA
  Aug 15, 2014 - 07:50pm PT
Kick ass Sammy, the Sierra just got Skrocked! Strong work.
-Stu
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
  Aug 15, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
Best style fershure. Must be just as nice getting off the bike between trailheads as it is getting back on the bike post-summit for the presumably fun downhill cruises back to civilization. way to go.
Mtbphoto

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
  Aug 15, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
epic and amazing, good work
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
  Aug 15, 2014 - 08:31pm PT
I deleted the other thread
NOoooooo ...
MH2

climber
  Aug 15, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Huzzah!
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
  Aug 15, 2014 - 11:11pm PT
Skrock it! Nice job man
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Aug 17, 2014 - 03:11am PT
Witness the fitness, respect!
Larry Nelson

Social climber
  Aug 17, 2014 - 07:03am PT
Awesome accomplishment. TFPU
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Aug 17, 2014 - 07:11am PT
Way to go!
SeanH

Trad climber
SLC
  Aug 17, 2014 - 10:04am PT
Way to send!
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
  Aug 17, 2014 - 10:19am PT
Well, youre mostly nuts, but youre my buddy and Ill cook you a burger and pop you a cold one....this is what happens when we leave you unattended! Go dog go...
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
  Aug 17, 2014 - 04:13pm PT
Awesome! Sounds miserable to me, but I'm glad you had fun. :D

I was smiling as I topped out on North Palisade (14,242ft.) at 11:40am. There were three other climbers at the summit and when I told them of what I was trying to do their only comment was Thats already been done before. I didnt know what to say in response

What dumbasses. You could have pointed out that North Pal had been climbed before, so why were they wasting their time?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
  Aug 17, 2014 - 06:03pm PT
It's almost as if Peak Bagging attracts vapid elevation hunters...


Great job! Freaking gnarly and inspiring.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
  Aug 17, 2014 - 07:46pm PT
The human part of Human Powered is in doubt. Sam is a machine.
Nice.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
  Aug 17, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
I was smiling as I topped out on North Palisade (14,242ft.) at 11:40am. There were three other climbers at the summit and when I told them of what I was trying to do their only comment was Thats already been done before. I didnt know what to say in response

Ya, that's really funny. They must have been on the FA of North Palisade.

Very impressive feat!
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
  Aug 17, 2014 - 07:53pm PT
Now this is grabbing a bull by horns! Great job, and thanks for sharing.
Sam Skrocke

Trad climber
Truckee
Author's Reply  Aug 19, 2014 - 08:21am PT
Is a running-only version on your radar?


The thought has crossed my mind...
Sam Skrocke

Trad climber
Truckee
Author's Reply  Aug 19, 2014 - 01:18pm PT
Here is a link to FKT web page where I have posted a few stats.
http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/thread/567/california-14ers-human-powered[/url]
Cam Burns

Social climber
CO
  Aug 21, 2014 - 08:03am PT
Shortly after I had completed the A to A trip I had thought about climbing all of Californias fourteen thousand foot peaks using a bicycle to connect the trailheads. As other amazing adventures presented themselves this idea was put aside until last year when news broke that Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold had become the first to complete this feat.

I'm not sure that's true about Alex and Cedar being the first to do it on bikes. I met a patroller at Aspen Highlands in 1992 who told me about a friend of his who'd done it on a bike in the mid-1980s. Anyway, great achievement regardless.
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