Route: Nolan's 14 (CO)

Location
Colorado, US
Description

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 mattmahoney.net/nolans14/

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.
trailrunnermag.com has a nice article on the background of Nolan's.

2001:
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)

2002:
John Robinson (Massive- 52:42, Fish TH- 54:57)

2012:
Jared Campbell & Matt Hart (Shavano- 57:30, Blank TH- 58:58)
Eric Lee (Shavano- 56:05, Blank TH- 57:27)

2014:
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)

2015:
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!

2016:
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!

2017:
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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Comments

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:

https://share.garmin.com/projectmove

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: https://maps.findmespot.com/s/302R

Love, Kevin