Crestone marathon - last call
- If you are planning on running the Crestone marathon on Monday, I need
to know now. As of now, only Mike Bur and I are entered. Run details
are at http://geocities.com/matmahoney/crestone/
Mike and I climbed Challenger from Willow Creek on Tuesday. This was
his first day at altitude, so he turned back while I went to Kit Carson
and back in 90 minutes. Total time was 8:30. Yesterday (Wed) we did
the Crestone traverse, Peak to Needle from the Cottonwood trail in 14
hours. The class 4 climb to the Needle felt very hard and exposed to
me, more like 5.6. I know that's easy, but not when you are not on a
rope and there is 1500 feet of exposure. I was more scared there than
on Capitol or the Maroon Bells traverse last week. We had hail and
rain on the descent from Crestone Needle. The traverse took 3 hours,
which is a 6:00/mile pace (that's 6 hours per mile).
-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...
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