FKT: Sean O'Rourke - California Fourteeners (CA) - 2012-08-03

Athlete
Gender
Male
Route Variation
Standard route
Style
Supported
Start Date (Optional)
Finish Date
Time (duration)
2d 14h 3m
Notes

Sean O'Rourke climbed all 15 peaks in just 2d14h3m on August 1-3, 2012, as reported below. By this time, Williamson was legal year-round. O'Rourke had driving support during his trip, and slept during the car shuttles between peaks. His splits and a link to his trip report are below.

I just finished a run of the 14ers yesterday in 62h3m; my split for the Sierra 14ers (the interesting part IMHO) was 40 hours. I used Hans Florine's 4-leg approach (South Lake to Red Lake, Cottonwood Lakes to Shepherd Pass, White Mountain, Shasta), but I climbed Williamson, put the two Sierra legs back-to-back, and only slept during the car shuttles. Other than the driving, I was completely self-supported, and went solo other than the walk up the road to White Mountain.

Splits:

  • 8/1/12, 2:48 AM -- South Lake TH
  • 6:16 -- Thunderbolt
  • 7:03 -- Starlight
  • 7:45 -- North Palisade
  • 8:16 -- Polemonium
  • 8:44 -- Sill
  • 12:00 PM -- Middle Palisade
  • 3:50 -- Split
  • 6:15 -- Red Lake TH
  • 8:48 -- Cottonwood Lakes TH
  • 8/2/12, 12:11 AM -- Langley
  • 5:16 -- Muir
  • 5:57 -- Whitney
  • 7:31 -- Russell
  • 12:34 PM -- Williamson
  • 2:54 -- Tyndall
  • ~6:50 -- Shepherd Pass TH
  • 9:04 -- Barcroft Gate
  • 11:32 -- White Mountain
  • 8/3/12, 1:45 AM -- Barcroft Gate
  • 11:32 -- Bunny Flat TH
  • 3:09 PM -- Shasta
  • 4:51 -- Bunny Flat TH

Here is the trip report, including details on the route, food, photos, etc. A man I met going down Shepherd Pass took a short video, which he may post here.