Route: Nolan's 14 (CO)

Colorado, US

Nolan's 14 consists of climbing/hiking/running fourteen 14,000 foot mountains in Colorado's Sawatch Range in one foot-powered push of less than 60 hours.  The exact route is open, but distance is about 80+ miles and elevation gain is around 40,000' minimum. It's a big weekend, a prized goal, and only those who are fit and experienced in the mountains have succeeded. Full description at

Here's a (not complete) list of those who have finished the Nolan's route (thanks to Gavin McKenzie). For a more exhaustive list see the Matt Mahoney website.  Times are given for the final summit and for the TH. Note that some are over the 60 hour cutoff time. has a nice article on the background of Nolan's.

Mike Tilden (Shavano- 56:22, Blank TH- 58:51)
Blake Wood (Shavano- 57:55, Blank TH- 59:38)
John Robinson (Shavano- 57:55, Blank TH: 60:01)
Jim Nelson (Shavano- 59:06, Blank TH- 62:09)

John Robinson (Massive- 52:42, Fish TH- 54:57)

Jared Campbell & Matt Hart (Shavano- 57:30, Blank TH- 58:58)
Eric Lee (Shavano- 56:05, Blank TH- 57:27)

Brandon Stapanowich & Gavin McKenzie (Shavano- 54:47, Blank TH- 56:19)
Brandon Worthington (Shavano- 57:24, Blank TH- 59:24)
Andrew Hamilton (Massive- 57:18, Fish TH- 60:19)
David Ruttum (Massive- 60:37, TH approx. 63hours)

Missy Gosney & Anna Frost (Shavano- 57:55, Blank TH-?? (more than 60 hours)) ***Women's southbound FKT
David Ruttum (Shavano- 53:52, Blank TH- 55:38)
Andrew Hamilton (Massive- 51:24, Fish TH- 53:39) ***Men's unsupported FKT!

Ted Mahon (Massive- 52:52, Fish TH- 55:37)
Nick Pedatella (Massive- 54:38, Fish TH- 57:31)
Megan Hicks (Massive- 57:18, Fish TH- 59:36) *** Women's northbound & overall FKT!

Andrew Hamilton TH-TH in 53:42 ***Men's southbound FKT#
Jared Campbell & Gary Robbins, TH-TH in 56:39
Iker Karrera (Massive= 43:15, Fish TH- 47:40) ***Men's northbound & overall FKT!

#Note that Andrew started at the trailhead for Holy Cross at 7:45AM on 6/29 and reached the Fish Hatchery about 12 hours later. He slept a few hours and then started Nolan's at around 1:30AM on 6/30, and reached the Blank Gulch TH at 7:17AM on 7/2, thereby completing a traverse of the 15 Sawatch 14ers in about 71h32m (in addition to setting the FKT for southbound Nolan's)!

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This is a beast... after a few weeks of scouting now, I’m planning on giving it a go sometime between Aug 29 and Sep 8, together with my partners Tara and Ilana. 

Good Luck! Keep us posted. I'm prepping for next year at this time.

Looks gnarly! I will be giving this a southbound unsupported attempt starting Thursday June 25th. Here is the link to the live tracking:

Lets have some fun!

Alrighty y’all...

Going for an unsupported go at Northbound Nolan’s starting Wednesday (07/08/2020). Intention is to do Holy Nolan’s (Snalonyloh?) but I’ll make a decision on that for sure if/when I make it past Massive.

Should be good times 😳

SPOT link is here:

Love, Kevin