Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by rijaca » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:00 am

RobLowe wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:49 am

I am questioning the motivation behind the accomplishment. That is, wanting to brag.
Hey, the high point of Jeffco (Buffalo Peak) is worth bragging about. 3K of bushwhacking through the forest. What can be better!? :mrgreen:

And I thought Raleigh Peak was 5.easy.
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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by RobLowe » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:05 am

rijaca wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:00 am
RobLowe wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:49 am

I am questioning the motivation behind the accomplishment. That is, wanting to brag.
3K of bushwhacking through the forest.

And I thought Raleigh Peak was 5.easy.
Wait! There’s bushwhacking involved! This changes everything :mrgreen: ... proceed with doing stuff so that ye may brag! Lol
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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by XterraRob » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:36 am

I usually park as high as I can go, then claim the 3000' & summit.
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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by OldTrad » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:27 pm

XterraRob wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:36 am
I usually park as high as I can go, then claim the 3000' & summit.
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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by ltlFish99 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:39 pm

nyker wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:14 pm
I felt that when I had to walk up Lake Como road three separate times for each of the 14ers there, I should have some allowance built up in elevation credit to use on a peak like Lincoln! :lol:
HA. We can always look at it that way,
or if I hike the como road to camp. Gain less than 3k hiking any of the peaks, but gained approximately 4k backpacking to camp, then it does not count.
Therefore I will be required to hike all of them separately from a low point on the como road in order for me to claim an official 3k gained, 14er summit.

PS. Funny you mentioned Lincoln. When I hike Cameron I was noticing that I either start from Montgomery reservoir, or just a little past alma if coming from kite lake.
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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by ltlFish99 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:18 pm

timewarp01 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:28 pm
Eli Watson wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 pm
Democrat (14,148'), Cameron (14,238'), Lincoln (14,286') & Bross (14,172')
Kite Lake TH (12,000'): No
Mineral Park TH (11,400'): No
Montgomery Reservoir Parking (10,900'): Yes
Paris Mill Parking en route to Kite Lake TH (11,000'): Yes
Quartzville TH (11,650'): No

Parking at Paris Mill adds 2.7 mi each way.
Surely a true 3k rule purist would retract Cameron from consideration. You can't nitpick elevation gain rules without also nitpicking prominence rules; that's just inconsistent. And if you insist on including it the least you could do is include South Bross too.
I thought south bross was included on the list of 74.
That being points in Colorado over 14,000 feet.
Of course, some argue it should be 75 points, which would include sunlight spire. Although at 13,995 I am not sure how it qualifies.
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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by timisimaginary » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:42 am

pvnisher wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:24 am
You know how 13er folks are even snobbier than 14er people?
Well, those 7er people are cray cray.
and don't even start on the low-pointers. you'll need to descend 3000 ft if you want those bragging rights. you can't claim to bag Badwater Basin unless you start at least 2718' above sea level. you better have a lot of vacation time saved up if you want to shoot for bagging the Florida low-point.
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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by Dayute » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:52 am

RobLowe wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:49 am
12ersRule— I am not questioning whether it is an accomplishment; it unquestionably is!

I am questioning the motivation behind the accomplishment. That is, wanting to brag.
My motivation for climbing something is honestly none of your business. I get that you may have some issues that prevent you from understanding sarcasm but to continue to follow me to PM just to tell me that no one will care about my accomplishments because they're not 8000M peaks is pretty douchey. How do you know what all other people will care about? My friends must be much more easily impressed than the people you hang out with.
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Re: Fully Realizing the 3000ft Rule

Post by CORed » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:52 am

Carl_Healy wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:51 pm
As I said in another post...

I don't think any summit counts unless you start your route from sea level.
Makes for a pretty long hike for any summit in Colorado.
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