Completed Royal to Peak 10 in about 13.5hrs. Could probably shave ~2hrs off next time. I thought the day would be tough physically but the mental aspect toward the end was unexpected. North to South including Royal Mtn, by the time I saw the saddle between Peaks 8 and 9 and then the true MF'er of a face on Peak 10, my humanity and my soul left my body. Happy to complete it on a day with fantastic weather, next time will be faster.
Started on 9 thru Tenmile, then took the bus back home...in time for a late dinner...
Started at Mayflower TH and climbed Atlantic Peak, Pacific Peak, Crystal Peak, Peak 10-1, Mount Victoria, Mount Royal. Started at 4:45am and finished in Frisco at 9:15pm. ~16mi w/ 7500' elev gain and 9500ft elev loss.
Made it to Peak 4 in 4.5 hours. Peak 8 in 7:55. Bailed at Peak 8 due to weather. Boo for afternoon thunderstorms!
9/19/10: "Only" went as far as Peak 8 seeing as I had already done peaks 9 and 10 previously. Great warm late summer/early fall day, perfect time for a long ridge run! Took the bus back to Frisco from Breckenridge as I was solo and had no car shuttle.
10/17/15: Second time, this time just 1 through 5 and back to town on the Miners Creek and Peaks trails as again I was solo with no car shuttle. This is a good alternative to the full route if you don't have a shuttle, or just want to hit the best scrambling (Tenmile to 4) without the full traverse.
Great views, really enjoyed the solo scrambling.
Steeper by the Dozen
I'd had my eyes on Peak 1 for some time, so this traverse seemed like a good way to bag it and a lot of other peaks all on one crazy day! Great company on a great climb!
What a fun but long day!