Greg Cummings Sets Manitou Incline Record

On January 11, 2020, Colorado resident Greg Cummings set a record for the most number of Manitou Incline ascents in a single year. Greg climbed the 2011 vertical feet Incline 1825 times in 365 days for a total of 3.6 million vertical feet in a single year. The Manitou Incline is a one mile long former cable car track originally constructed to help with the building of pipelines on Pikes Peak and has a steepest grade of 68 degrees. To follow Greg’s adventures and support his fundraising for Camp Wapiyapi, a Colorado camp for kids with cancer, follow him on Instagram.

Watch the full video below featuring Greg’s record setting final climb with friends and family.

Are you interested in climbing the Manitou Incline but can’t get to Manitou Springs, Colorado? You can make a virtual climb with Google Maps street-view and see 360 panoramic image of the route on our Pike Peak Trekker page.

In August 2017 the ATRA team captured panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon course and Manitou Incline using Google’s backpack-mounted camera system.

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