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The Incline

A mile long, 1,900 ft. elevation gain. It lures us in, then breaks our legs and burns our lungs. Click START DISCUSSION to write your story and add photos. Post your best time, name and age in the comment box. We'll add you to our Incline Honor Roll.

Location: Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region
Members: 176
Latest Activity: Aug 1, 2017

The PikesPeakSports.us Incline Honor Roll

Nick Wilson, 18 years old, 19:41 from the first tie, Oct. 28, 2010.
Simon B Gutierrez,. 21:42, July 13, 2012
Shawn Erchinger, 42, 21:39 in 2009.
Fred Baxter, 56 years old, 22:15 from the first tie, May 10, 2010
Troy French, 24:06, Nov. 1, 2011
Brad Poppele, 24:21 from the first tie, Aug. 10, 2011
Cam Chambers, 24:30
Josh Wright, 25:01, from the Cog parking lot.
Sean Holveck, 26 minutes, first tie
Michael Everson, 48, 25:50 from the first tie, Aug. 27, 2012
Joshua Glenn Jiron, 26 minutes
David Mulligan, 26:17, Oct. 6, 2011
Bob Stellick, 37, 28:18, from the first tie, June 4, 2010
Michael Capshaw, 29:10 on Sept. 17
Rob Lucas, sub-30 minutes "back in my fit days"
Jessica Bell, 29:57 from the first tie.
Chrissy Steigerwald, Jan., 2011, 32:02
Mark Modisette, 46 years old, 32:25, June 10, 2011
Teri Pitman, 30:34 from the bottom of the ties
Carrie Renaud, 32:56 from the first tie, 11-7-09.
Sonya Norris, 33:00 from the bottom of the ties
Tim Bergsten, 48 years old, 32:24 from Barr Trail parking lot, Oct. 2007
Dieter Schnackenberg, Just under 30 minutes from the top of the parking-lot trail.
Dan, 29 and some change...but from the cheater's start above the Barr Trail parking lot. ;)
Kevin League, 33:45 from the first tie, Nov. 2010
Dave Adair, 52, 34:05 from the first tie on June 7, 2010
Ty, 34:20 from the first tie on June 25, 2010
Katie Schwing, 26, 36:00 from the first tie
Jeff Lindquist, 36:29 from the first tie on June 3, 2010
Matt Hulett, 38, 36:31 from first tie, Feb. 15, 2011
Carley Hyman, 37:45, Aug. 2010
Tanya Pater, 27, 38:00
Stephanie Gendron, 39 minutes last year.
Sonal Modisette, 39:49, set this week from the first tie.
Trudy L DeCoronado, 40:00
Randi Hitchcock, 28, 41:00
Nora, 42 minutes
Melanie Mitchell, 49:20
Debbie Rhuby, 51 with original knees and hips :), 1:10, with a 30-pound pack and boots form Barr Trail parking lot.

Articles about the Incline
New York Times, "Up a mountain, Olympic dreams are carved," Aug. 2, 2008

Discussion Forum

The satellite doesn't lie, Joe Gray clocks 17:45 on Incline

When he crawled out of bed on Friday morning with a pumpkin pie hangover, Joe Gray didn’t…Continue

Tags: climb, Matt, Carpenter, strava, record

Started by Tim Bergsten Sep 25, 2015.

New and improved Incline set to open on Friday

From the City of Colorado SpringsJoin us for a reopening celebration of the Manitou…Continue

Tags: open, Manitou, Springs, construction, hike

Started by Tim Bergsten Dec 1, 2014.

Fretta insists he is Incline's fastest, but admits 'record' debate is part of the fun 1 Reply

On a cloudy day in 2006, professional triathlete Mark Fretta and Olympic speed skaters…Continue

Tags: Fretta, Mark, record, Incline

Started by Tim Bergsten. Last reply by Jill Suarez Sep 16, 2014.

The end of a long Incline journey

By Greg CummingsWith only two ascents remaining to reach 1,400, I started up the Incline…Continue

Tags: 1, diabetes, Type, record, climb

Started by Tim Bergsten Aug 28, 2014.

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Comment by Betty Schaefer on August 1, 2017 at 11:40am

I made a mistake on my post on July 24, 2017.  My 1st  Incline I did in August of 2015 with a time of 40:48 NOT 49 minutes at the age of 66!!  I was in much better shape for sure then!!  Today at 68 I did it in 58 minutes...9 minutes faster than on the 20th!!!  This will probably be my last time since we are leaving on Friday.  What a greatchallenge this Incline is :-)

Comment by Betty Schaefer on July 24, 2017 at 1:39pm

Last year we were here visiting..I was 67..the altitude was hard…I did it in 49 minutes…Today ( July 20, 2017)back here visiting again and I was 5 weeks out of toe surgery..got out of my “boot” a week and a half ago and tried it…tough…I was disappointed that it took me 67 minutes!! No endurance training for some time …At 68 though I am happy I can do this :-)

Comment by Eric Singleton on February 4, 2017 at 10:41pm
Eric singleton 31 Ascent 40:03 RT 1:03:17
Comment by Maria Boice on August 6, 2014 at 7:48am

44:51 August 2012 - will try for a sub 40 in 2014.

Comment by Michael Everson on August 27, 2012 at 8:00pm

48 years old. 25:50 from the first tie. 8/27/2012

First time under 26:00  Woohoo!

Comment by Tim Bergsten on August 14, 2012 at 7:54pm

Way to go, Joe! Inspirational story.

Comment by Joe Grossi on August 14, 2012 at 12:57pm

Well I did the incline for the first time last week just 7 weeks after my open heart surgery aortic valve replacement and finished about 55 min.  Used to do it in under 35 min but I will get back there in time.

Comment by Jill Suarez on August 13, 2012 at 8:41pm
Great work Michael x3 is fun and that's a great time!! I like the incline because it makes one a better climber on the steep trails ... And a better downhill runner as well.
Comment by Michael Capshaw on August 12, 2012 at 1:09pm

New PR 28:32. My Oklahoma friend got here this morning and has only done the Incline about 5 times- all last summer. He did a 26:14!! Smokin.

Comment by Lynne Fonda on July 20, 2012 at 3:00pm

what are the female 65+ running? Incline only.


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