Part of training for my upcoming Pikes Peak climb is mountains, mountains, mountains – and the Medicine Bow Peak Loop is good practice.
Not exactly the 8,780 feet of the Pikes climb, but good elevation and good to get all the tendons and joints used to stressing on rock again.
Taking the classic loop clockwise, adding scrambles to The Diamond and Old Main, along with a climb up Sugarloaf on the descent. That makes it a nice bump from the 6.7 miles and 1,712 feet of the classic loop to 8.4 miles and 2,536 feet of elevation.
Nothing exceptional from the route other than the photos, I’ll let them speak for themselves.