FKT: Evan Hone - Mt Baldy (CA) - 2014-05-06

Route variation
Bear Canyon ascent
Gender category
Finish date
Total time
1h 32m 54s

I went out last Tuesday May 6th and lowered my time down to 1:32:52. Timmy Olsen had been taking quite a few attempts at the FKT over the last 2 months and lowered my time down to a 1:33:44 around 2 weeks ago. I have spent time on the mountain with him and know he is a super strong climber and just a flat out amazing runner. I was excited that he finally broke it because I have been patiently waiting for someone to bring down my time so I could get the motivation needed to go all out and see how low I could get.

Over the last few months I have been averaging consistent 30k gain weeks and I knew I was in much better shape than the last time I did the 1:34. I was hoping to possibly be able to crack the 1:30 barrier but I didn't even come close. I live in Thousand Oaks and I am a pure sea level guy (no altitude tents or anything like that) so I have a super hard time moving fast the higher I go up. I am starting to think that a sub 1:30 is not in the cards for me. I might give it another attempt later this summer if I feel like I keep progressing with my climbing. These attempts just hurt so dang bad.