FKT: Annie Weinmann - "A Walk in the Park" (CO) - 2020-08-17

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12h 0m 10s
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Another summer bucket list item check. Still had some left in the tank but no idea how to pace this kind of thing.

Overall very successful - my MO was to beat the 13 hour benchmark time.

A little issue with route finding on Pagoda that lost me up to an hour - still don't know where the '5.4 NW route' goes but eventually I summitted and that was the point. Everything else very straightforward/as planned/got lucky with T storms again. Brought 3.5L of water, only consumed 2.5, don't feel unusually dehydrated.

Based on what I heard/read everywhere, I expected the descent from Storm to be 5000' vert of horribad was chill. Maybe my expectations were well managed.

Descended Long's via the Keyhole route rather than Keyhole ridge. I've never done it and (especially after my performance on Pagoda) I'm probably not a 5.6 onsight freesolo routefinding downclimber. Note: this appears to be the current FKT standard from Steph Abegg's report. [Admin note:  Rossiter's description includes Keyhole Ridge.]

It would be fun to do this again fast(er) after getting better beta on the Keyhole Ridge and Pagoda. Maybe. Most of me would rather just go actually climb....