The climbs during the whole race (EVERY MILE) are enough to warrant the use of sticks but it's the climbs after Ouray (mile 56) that have me lying in bed saucer-eyed at 2am. One five-time finisher friend told me, "Virginius Pass is heinous." He suggests getting a tent stake to assist in clawing my way up the climb.
|Virginius Pass (up further to the left). Photo: Scott Jaime|