Mt. Baldy Run-To-The-Top 2020
ElevationAscent: 3,799' 1,158 m
Descent: -82' -25 m
High: 10,000' 3,048 m
Low: 6,209' 1,893 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)
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“A high ridgeline trail, on the 3rd tallest mountain in SoCal; see Catalina Island on a clear day.”— Tracy Sulkin
Race - Sep 7, 2020
Most participants are able to run all the way to the Notch and a little past, which is about halfway. Then most runners start walking or run intermittently. The route levels a bit at the start of the Devil's Backbone, but it's short-lived.
From that point forward, it's very difficult to maintain a consistent run; however, there is a long stretch of relative flatness below Mt. Harwood. After that is the start of the final 650 feet of elevation gain (from the saddle just past Mt. Harwood). I think this is where the monster comes in.
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