Route Elevation Gain 14ers.com
 

For each 14er route, the approximate elevation gain (in feet) is calculated using the following steps:

1) Subtract the starting (trailhead) elevation from the summit elevation to determine the "Minimum Gain" of the route.
2) Determine an approximate amount of "Additional Gain" based on portions where your route goes downhill.  If you are returning via the same route, double that number because you have to regain it on the way back.  Example:  If you lost 500 feet of elevation during your ascent, your total additional gain (if you return via the same route) would be 1,000 feet.
3) Total Elevation Gain = Minimum Gain + Additional Gain

For the routes on 14ers.com, additional gain is included when it is 50 feet or more.


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