Discussing plans for Monday, Tom Ramsey suggested I try The Incline. He said it was a "must do" activity when visiting Manitou Springs. Now I had heard of this beast before. It is essentially railroad tie steps all the way up, 2000ft in a mile, or greater than 40% average grade. The grade in the middle looks more like 50-60%. Oh, it starts above 6000ft too. People run up this thing. Record is something like 17 minutes.
So I got to the bottom of Tom's strong persuasion to get me to try it. He wants to see me suffer. My curiosity is certainly piqued. I could label it as Ironcross and ski training. I'll see how I feel Monday morning. Just maybe I'll give it a go.