Posted by: runuphill | August 23, 2015

Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup (WURL)


WARNING  : The WURL is NOT a trail.  Rather, it should be thought of as an endurance scrambling route that happens to have trails in brief sections.  To safely tackle the route you should have a solid background in rock climbing and extensive experience travelling over very loose and rocky terrain.  There have been serious accidents and deaths on the peaks and ridges included in the WURL.  Educate yourself on the risks, take the time to build your competency, and ensure that you are prepared before attempting.  Just as with any climbing or hiking guidebook, this page is maintained in an effort to enable a safer and more informed experience.

The Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup or “WURL” is an incredible ridge route circumnavigating Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.  The route mainly consists of scrambling, boulder hopping, and a few rugged trails.  It is ~36 miles long with ~18kft of elevation gain.  Given the recent increase in interest with the route, I’ve created this page in an effort to provide better information about it as well as document successful efforts, worthy attempts, interesting related information, and Fastest-Known-Times (FKTs).

If you are interested in being listed on this page, please leave a comment below with :

  1. Your full name(s),
  2. Day and time of completion,
  3. Elapsed time
  4. Link to some form of verification (preferably online GPS data).

A re-cap or link to a more in-depth “race report” is also highly recommended.  If I have somehow missed your past finish, please leave details so I can correct it.

The Start

When I first did it back in 2004 I chose to start with an ascent of Ferguson Canyon.  Ascending Ferguson is fantastic and after a few miles you’re in terrain that is peaceful and rarely traveled.  The quartzite ridge above Stairs Gulch is truly spectacular and one of the finest places in the Wasatch to watch the sunrise.

The Route

There are at least 21 names peaks along the ridge and a handful of unnamed mini-summits.  I recommend that those looking for the full experience summit all the peaks indicated in the map below.  Note that it the route can be easily exported to a .gpx file.

WURL_500px WURL Overview  – Click image for a CalTopo version of the route

The Finish

I recommend continuing north off the summit of Lone Peak for half a mile to ~10,450′ at the notch formed by the impressive Upper Big Willow Cirque wall.  Once in the notch, descend east down a steep gully into Bells Canyon.  From the bottom of the gully contour over to the reservoir itself or intersect the trail slightly below the reservoir.  Then, it’s cruiser trail out to the Bells Canyon Granite Trailhead.  Note : Some folks have descended other routes such as Jacob’s Ladder or the Draper Ridge.  While legitimate (according to me for what that’s worth), I recommend the Bells Canyon route as it adds to the adventure.

(Added July, 2021)

If going after a new FKT, be sure to exit via Bells Canyon as shown above.

Distance Table

Milestone Mile
Start – Ferguson
Broad Fork Twin 5.6
Sunrise 6.3
Dromedary 6.7
Monte Cristo 8.9
Superior 9.2
Cardiff Pass 10.2
Flagstaff 10.8
Davenport Hill 12.2
Honeycomb Cliff – North 12.9
Honeycomb Cliff – South 13.2
Wolverine 14.5
Catherine’s Pass 15.1
Ski Lift 15.8
Devils Castle 17.0
Sugarloaf 17.8
Baldy 18.7
Hidden (Tram) 19.4
AF Twin (East) 20.3
AF Twin (West) 20.6
Red Stack 21.0
Red Baldy 22.0
White Baldy 23.0
Pfeifferhorn – Trail intersection 24.1
Pfeifferhorn – Summit 24.7
UPWOP 25.2
South Thunder 27.0
Big Horn Peak 28.2
Lone Peak North Summit 29.1
Gulley 29.6
Bells Canyon Trail 30.9
Finish – Bells Trailhead 35.6


  • #167 – 9/12/2022 – Brian Deyoung – 29h 4m – Strava
  • #166 – 9/9/2022 – Luke Anderson – 20h 24m – Strava
  • #165 – 9/4/2022 – Grant Sperry – 37h 15m – Strava (59yr old)
  • #164 – 8/8/2022 – Leah Scott – 33h 30, – Strava
  • #162 & 163 – 8/10/2022 – Chris Fish – 66h 48min – IG – Around the WURL’D! (2X)
  • #161 – 8/9/2022 – Jason Hardrath – 32h 31m – Strava (with Chris Fish’s first lap)
  • #160 – 7/8/2022 – Kelly “Kye” Halpin – 27h 40 min – StravaIG – Unsupported!
  • #159 – 9/27/2021 – Jake Dean – 18h 54m – Strava
  • #157 & 158 – 9/26/2021 – Bret Goering & Luke Andraka – 35h 55m – Strava
  • #156 – 9/26/2021 – Garrett Culligan – 29h 00m – Strava
  • #155 – 9/22/2021 – Jen Day Denton – 18h 27m – Strava
  • #154 – 9/19/2021 – Nate Bender – 18h 52m – Strava
  • #152 & 153 – 9/5/2021 – Grant Barnette & Garrett Corcoran – 23h 35m – Strava
  • #151 – 8/31/2021 – Cameron French – 27h 01m – Strava
  • #150 – 8/30/2021 – Kevin Walker – 23h 12m – Strava
  • #149 – 8/29/2021 – Lane Aasen – 23h 58m – StravaTrip Report
  • #147 & 148 – 8/15/2021 – Taylor Meadows & Taylor Woodbury – 26h 21m – Strava
  • #145 & 146 – 8/7/2021 – Michael Bolton & Kevin Iverson – 28h 38m – Strava
  • #144 -7/25/2021 – Eric Coleman – 44h 22m – Strava1Strava2
  • #143 – 7/10/2021 – Keaton Larrabee – 23h 32m – Strava (2)
  • #142 – 7/4/2021 – Jimmy Godin – 39ish – StravaTrip report
  • #141 – 7/3/2021 – Bill Pierson – 36h 20m – Strava (2)
  • #140 – 6/27/2021 – Ryan Blais – 23h 26m – Strava
  • #139 – 6/27/2021 – Jackson Shor – 25h 44m – Strava
  • #138 – 6/26/2021 – David Carter – 22h 46m – Suunto (TBV)
  • #137 – 6/26/2021 – Logan Gillen – 40h 30m – Strava
  • #136 – 10/10/20 – Jonathan Neuberger – 29h 01m – Strava
  • #135 – 10/8/20 – Dan Ruch – 23h 40m – Strava
  • #134 – 10/5/20 – Cole Castleton – 39h 38m – Strava
  • #131-133 – 10/4/20 – Keith Bertoch, Josh Clarke, Cody Mittank
  • #130 – 10/4/20 – Dub Price – 39h 38m – Strava1Strava2
  • #128 & 129 – 10/3/20 – Andrew Bird & Michael Bolton – 34 hr 21 min – Strava
  • #126 & 127 – 10/2/20 – Tyler Budget & Bennet Ogden – 34h 40m – AllTrails
  • #125 – 10/2/20 – Katie Brown – 27 hr 23 min – Strava
  • #123&124 – 9/27/20 – Kye Halpin & Robin Hill – 29 hr 49 min – IG
  • #121&122 – 9/26/20 – Sam Jewkes & Craig Lloyd – 28 hr 12 min – Strava
  • #120 – 9/25/20 – Taylor Layton – 24 hr 53 min – Strava
  • #118&119 – 9/21/20 – Jeremy Leavitt & Taylor Davis – 47h 27 m – Strava
  • #117 – 9/19/20 – Preston Griffal – 28 hr 14 min – Strava
  • #116 – 9/18/20 – Nick Whitney – 32 hr 38 min – Strava
  • #115 – 9/17/20 – Joshua Cook – 37 hr 05 min – Strava
  • #113&114 – 9/13/20 – Paul Steinman and Brad White – 33h 57m – S1S2
  • #112  – 9/13/20 – Kevin Cantwell – 23 hr 31 min – Strava
  • #111 – 9/13/20 – Justine Hewitt – 32 hr 21 min – Strava
  • #109&110 – 9/13/20 – Jacob Sohn and Matthew Larson – 28h 21 m – GPS
  • #108 – 9/7/20 – Taryn Hunt-Smith – 22h 09m – StravaInstagram
  • #107 – 9/7/20 – Mali Noyes – 21h 13m – StravaInstagram
  • #106 – 9/7/20 – Taylor Adams – 43h 23m – Garmin 1Garmin 2
  • #105 – 9/6/20 – Dan Ruch – 28 hr 37 min – Strava
  • #104 – 9/6/20 – Natalie Barkdull –  24 hr 6 min – Strava
  • #103 – 9/6/20 – Mike Capobianchi – 37 hr 34 min – Strava
  • #102 – 9/6/20 – Kevin Roohan – 17 hr 46 min – Strava
  • #100&101 – 9/6/20 – Ameen Moshirfar & Adam Klosowiak – 39h 49 m – St
  • #99 – 9/5/20 – Josh Noteboom – 30 hr 48 min – Strava
  • #98 – 9/5/20 – Evan Sparling – 21 hr 30 min – Garmin
  • #96&97 – 9/5/20 – Edward Sousa and Brian Deyoung – 37h 22m – Strava
  • #95 – 9/3/2020 – Danny Bradley – 27 hr 47 min – Strava 1, Strava 2
  • #94 – 9/3/2020 – Arden Feldman – 22 hr 57 min – Strava
  • #93 – 9/2/2020 – Mark Christensen – 20 hr 56 min – Strava
  • #92 – 9/1/2020 – Stacey Dorais – 19 hr 30 min – Strava
  • #91 – 9/1/2020 – Jason Dorais – 14 hr 40 min – Strava
  • #90 – 8/31/2020 – Tim Rogers – 22 hr 24 min – Delorme (TBD) – Instagram
  • #89 – 8/30/2020 – Katey Blumenthal – 30 hr 57 min – Strava
  • #86-88 – 8/30/20 – Jason Renfro, Melissa Soper and Chris Gladden
  • #85 – 8/29/20 – Matt Meredith – 44 hr 01 min – StravaStoryInstagram
  • #84 – 8/29/20 – John Michael – 21h 25m – Story
  • #82&83 – 8/28/20 – Graham Laver and Jack Loflin – 33 hr 23 min – Strava
  • #81 – 8/22/20 – Casey Rose – 26 hr 29 min – Strava1Strava2IG
  • #80 – 8/19/20 – Mike  Minson – 23 hr 51 min – Strava
  • #79 – 8/16/20 – Scott Stack – 29 hr 44  min – Strava 1Strava 2
  • #77&78 – 8/9/20 – Calvin Jiricko and Max Sandweiss – 19h 26m – Strava
  • #76 – 8/11/2020 – Taylor Graham – 21 hr 52 min – Strava
  • #75 – 8/9/2020 – Matt Carlin – ~24 hrs
  • #73 & 74 – 8/8/2020 – Whitney Durham and Shalise Morgan – 39 hr 29 min – Strava
  • #72 – 8/7/2020 – Brian Davidson – 27 hr 55 min
  • #71 – 7/27/2020 – Matt Leslie – 30 hr 51 min- Strava
  • #69&70 – 7/17/20 – Nevin Brown and Kiana Christensen – 76h – Alltrails
  • #68 – 7/5/2020 – Greg Hewitt –  34 hr 41 min – movescount
    • first reverse WURL
  • #67 – 7/3/2020 – Chase Nye – 25 hr 39 min – Strava (3)
  • #66 – 9/26/2019 – Andrew Bentz – 22 hr 17 min
  • #65 – 9/16/2019 –  Joey Campanelli – 15 hr 28 min – Strava
  • #64 – 9/14/2019 – Adam Menz – 30 hr 43 min – Strava
  • #63 – 9/14/2019 – Kevin Cantwell (2) – 28 hr 34 min – Strava
  • #62 – 9/2/2019 – Kevin Roohan – 22 hr 48 min – Strava
  • #61 – 9/1/2019 – Adam Bellomy – 23 hr 28 min – Strava
  • #60 – 8/31/2019 – Jared Campbell – 18 hr 22 min
  • #58 & 59 – 8/24/2019 – Alexis and Brennan Crellin – 21 hr 49 min – Strava
  • #57 – 8/19/2019 (1) – David Carter – 26 hr ?? min – TBD
  • #56 – 8/18/2019 – Brian House – 21 hr 53 min – Movescount
  • #55 – 8/17/2019 – Luke Nelson – 15 hr 44 min – Suunto data
  • #54 – 8/16/2019 – Matt Paul – 20 hr 26 min – TrainingPeaks data
  • #52 & 53 – 8/16/2019 – Sarah Moughamians and Chris Gmitro  – 22hr 59 min – Movescount
  • #51 – 8/11/2019 – Tucker Hoefler – 28 hr 19 min – Strava
  • #50 – 7/28/2019 – Kye Halpin – 23 hr 46 min – GPS Data
  • #49 – 7/21/2019 – Devan Squires – trip report – 34 hr 5 min
  • #47 & 48 – 7/16/2019 – Kyle Richardson, Joe Grant – trip report – 21 hr 1 min
  • #45 & 46 – 9/22/2018 – Benjamin “Pete” Allred, Stephen Lindsay – 30 hr 59 min – Instagram
  • #44 – 9/17/2018 – Mark Thomas – 46 hr 30 min – Strava – Youtube Video
  • #43 – 9/16/2018 – Adam Loomis – 15 hr 59 min – Instagram – Strava
  • #42 – 9/8/2018 – Kelly Halpin – “just under 31 hrs” – Instagram
  • #41 – 8/31/2018 – Sean Ryan – 26 hr 26 min – Strava 1Strava 2
  • #39 & 40 – 8/30/2018 – Peter McMullin & Will Hanson – 31 hr 06 min – Strava
  • #38 – 8/26/2018 – Paul Steinman – 29 hr 30 min – Movescount 1Movescount 2
  • #35-37 – 9/05/0217 – Matt Mueller, Eric Edelman, Tyler Call – 32 hr 50 min – instagramStrava
  • #33 & 34 – 9/03/2017 – Carolyn Pino & David Carter – 35 hr – instagram
  • #32 – 9/2/2017 – Elliot Barcikowski – 23 (ish) – any more info?
  • #31 – 8/26/2017 (2) – Dave Pease – 29hrs 17 min – movescount – 54 years old
  • #30 – 8/21/2017 – Brian Culmo – 29 hrs 53 min – instagram
  • #29 – 8/20/2017 – Drew Petersen – 23 hrs 37 min – instagram
  • #28 – 7/16/2017 (2) – Ian Farris – 29 hrs 38 min
  • #27 – 7/10/2017 – Chris Natalie – 22 hrs 55 min – Garmin
  • #25 & 26 – 9/20/2016 – Greg Hewitt & Chris Natalie – 32 hrs – instagram
  • #24 – 9/5/2016 – Brennan Crellin – 23 hrs 18 min – Movescount
  • #21-23 – 8/20/2016 – Aaron Smith, Blake Josephson, Danny Bryson – 28 hrs 23 min – strava
  • #20 – 8/18/2016 – Spenser Tang-Smith – 31 hrs 10 min – report
  • #19 – 9/7/2015 – Jared Campbell – 16 hrs 44 min – report
  • #18 – 8/30/2015 (1) – Chad Ambrose – 25? hrs – report
  • #17 – 8/23/2015 – Alex Honnold – 23 hrs – Instagram post
  • #14-16 – 8/9/2015 – Alexis Crellin, Stacey Pearson, Matthew Irving – 27 hrs 15 min
  • #12 & 13 – 6/28/2015 (1) – Jennilyn Eaton, Matt VanHorn – 38 hrs 52 min
  • #11 – 6/20/2015 – Jared Campbell (w/ Ryan McDermott for a portion) – 19 hrs 49 min – pics
  • #10 – 9/13/2014 – Spencer Weiler – 27-ish hrs – report
  • #9 – 9/13/2014  – Court Pace – 26 hrs 5 min
  • #6-8 – 9/6/2014 (1) – Jason Dorais, Lars Kjerengtroen, Tom Goth – story and incredible photos
  • #4 & 5 – 9/2013 – Jason Dorais, Noah Howell – 26 hrs 25 min – storystory
  • #3 – 6/30/12 – Jason Davis (w/ Chris Landers for a portion) – 22h 45m
  • #2 – 9/7/09 – Nic Berry – 17h 48m – story
  • #1 – 8/7/04 – Jared Campbell – 21h 30m – story

(1) Exited Jacob’s Ladder
(2) Exited via Cherry logging trail
(3) Exited Trail of the Eagle




  • 18 hr 27 min – Jen Day Denton – 9/22/2021
  • 19 hr 30 min – Stacey Dorais – 9/1/2020
  • 21 hr 49 min – Alexis Crellin – 8/24/2019
  • 22 hrs 59 min – Sarah Moughamians – 8/16/2019
  • 23 hr 46 min – Kye Halpin – 7/28/2019
  • 27 hr 15 min – Alexis Crellin & Stacey Pearson – 8/9/2015
  • 38 hr 52 min – Jennilyn Eaton – 6/28/2015


  • 14 hr 40 min – Jason Dorais – 9/1/2020
  • 15 hrs 28 min – Joey Campanelli – 9/16/2019
  • 15 hrs 44 min – Luke Nelson – 8/17/2019
  • 15 hrs 59 min – Adam Loomis – 9/16/2018
  • 16 hr 44 min – Jared Campbell – 9/7/2015
  • 17 hr 48 min – Nic Berry – 9/7/2009
  • 21 hr 30 min – Jared Campbell – 8/7/2004



  • 27h 40m – Kye Halpin – 7/8/2022
  • 76h 00min – Kiana Christensen – 7/17/2020


  • 76h 00 min – Nevin Brown – 7/17/2020

Around the WURL’D  (yo-yo, i.e. 2X)


  • none


  • 8/10/2022 – Chris Fish – 66h 48min – IG – Around the WURL’D (yo-yo, i.e. double)



  • TBD


  • 44 h 01 min – Matt Meredith – 8/29/2020 (unsupported)

Noteworthy Attempts and Related Stories

Highlight Photos from Various Trips

Ridge section approaching Monte Cristo. Snowbird below. Ridge section approaching Monte Cristo. Snowbird below.
Devil's Castle Devil’s Castle
IMG_1455 Alexis Crellin & Stacey Pearson navigating the Wasatch Ridge.  Photo Matthew Irving
IMG_1763 Alexis Crellin & Stacey Pearson summit the Pfeifferhorn at sunrise.  Photo Matthew Irving

Question Mark Wall as seen from the summit of Lone Peak

IMG_1895 Alexis Crellin, Stacey Pearson, and Matthew Irving on the summit of Lone Peak.  Photo Matthew Irving
Descent gully into Bells. Descent gully into Bells.


  1. Hey Jared, what a route! I discovered the joy of micro-naps when I started getting woozy on Red Baldy. See you at RUFA!
    1. Josh Pisciotti
    2. Started Friday 9/23/22 at 7:17 AM and finished Saturday 9/24/22 at 3:30 PM
    3. Elapsed time was 32 hours 13 minutes

  2. Thanks, Jared, for continuing to be the unofficial caretaker of the WURL and the community that has been built around it. I completed the WURL in 42 hours and 13 minutes, starting at 7:10am on 9/24 and ending at 1:23am on 9/26. While I just missed the FKT 😉 I’m stoked to have finished. With the amount of time I have spent playing in the central Wasatch, this one means a lot to me.

  3. […] Jared Campbell’s WURL page […]

  4. Hi Jared,

    Name: Luke Anderson
    Time of start: 2:02 A.M, on 9/9/2022
    Time of completion: 10:28 P.M. on 9/9/2022
    Total Time: 20:26:22


    Thank you so much for creating this.


    • Incredible work Luke!

  5. I would like to submit my completion of a single WURL on August 8, 2022 in 32hr 31min, as I did the first half of Chris Fisher’s WURL out and back, “Around the WURL’D” with him.

    Originally it was my phone call to Chris that put both of us on the course to do the first yo-yo of the WURL, but I was still so fatigued from Norman’s 13 less than 2 weeks prior and thunderstorms were rolling in. I wrote these words in the moment,
    “The double may go to just Chris Fisher. I was moving too slow due to fatigue from Norman’s 13 to beat the storms, but Chris was fresh, so I offered Chris that I would withdraw so he would have a chance to beat the storms. Now we will see!

    Proud to have instigated the first attempt at this crazy thing. Proud of Chris. But I would be lying if I didn’t admit I am a little sad to not be finishing it. …I just wasn’t willing to add to the risk of neither of us finishing by slowing the team.”

    I guess I will get to come back to try my own double WURL or WURL’D

    • Jason, thanks for posting this, my apologies for missing you before! Can’t wait to see you come back and throw down a 2Xer.

  6. Hi Jared, I’d like to submit my WURL completion for your page. I’m Brian DeYoung, completed 9/11/22-9/12/22, 29:04:34
    Thank you for envisioning one of the most unique and entertaining mountain routes around!

    • Great work Brian! It is indeed an incredible route.

  7. Jared,

    Thanks for having the inspiration and audacity to map out this amazing curvy line among our stunning peaks in the central Wasatch. About 6 years ago I stumbled across mention of this route and immediately became intrigued, not thinking I’d ever give it a try until a few years passed. With help from a wonderful support crew, I successfully completed the WURL over our hot Labor Day weekend with a time of 37 hrs and 15 minutes: At age 59, I might be the oldest to complete the route thus far.

    • Name: Grant Sperry
      Start: 9/3/22 at 6:03 am
      End: 9/4/22 at 7:17 pm
      Elapsed Time: 37:15

    • Inspirational! Proof that age doesn’t mean much in endurance objectives. Keep it up!

  8. Hey Jared!

    Thanks for continuing to support everyone’s efforts on such a cool route! Took me a bit longer than I was hoping for but psyched to make it to the finish nonetheless!

    Name: Leah Scott
    Start: 8/27/22 11:45 PM
    Finish: 8/28/22 9:15 AM
    Elapsed time: 33 hr 30 min

    • Right on Leah! Congratulations.

  9. Jason Hardrath and Chris Fisher

    Attempting first out and back of the WURL, or Double WURL

    Start at 12am-1am for live tracking

    Will update with results.

  10. Hey Jared,

    I thought it would be interesting to note that Devan Squires’ 2019 completion of the WURL is the first known (to me anyway) solo female completion of the route. She was supported (barely) but did the entire thing on her own. I don’t know if you think it’s worth noting in the ascents, but I felt like I had to say something because she’s too humble to spray about it 🙂

  11. […] WURL is the brainchild of Jared Campbell, the uber-prolific “wizard of the wasatch” (exhibit B: Millwood 100) and owner of many […]

  12. Hello Jared,

    Great meeting you tonight at the screening of Right of Passage. Loved seeing these peaks on the big screen.

    I completed the WURL August 25-26, 2021 with a total time of 34:22.

    It was hard and painful, but I absolutely loved it. My most epic moment was on the trail section to Snowbird. It had rained intermittently since the afternoon. Then at about 3 am the clouds parted, the moon came out, and I was able to switch off my headlamp. I cruised for about an hour with the trail totally illuminated. Even saw a handful of shooting stars. Total oneness with the mountains!

    When the sun came up at the top of Twin Peaks, I saw just how far away Lone Peak was… the oneness was shattered for a few minutes as I contemplated my life choices. Ha!

    Unfortunately, my plan went a bit off-script as my power bank cable stopped working. I had to stop tracking between White Baldy and the Pfeifferhorn. I’d been alone since Twin Lakes Pass, so I had to conserve juice for a bit of documenting and emergency communication.

    The full story is here –
    Partial tracking here –

    Thanks for linking this thing up.

  13. Tyler Budge and Bennett Ogden
    October 2, 2020
    34 hours no training

    • Aww, the old off-the-couch WURL. Congrats!

  14. Hey Jared!

    Been meaning to submit this for a bit, just getting around to it now.

    I started at 8:14 pm on 8/30/21 and finished at 11:15 pm on 8/31/21. Total time: 27 hrs. 1 min.

    Such an amazing route! I was shooting for sub 24, but as the day progressed I was just looking to finish. Felt decent physically through most of it, until the descent down Bells Canyon where I was walking dead. I was very fortunate to get a perfect window in terms of smoke and weather. Support from friends was crucial towards the end. Thanks for the vision!

    Cameron French

    • Bumping this, as my entry still says ‘awaiting link’. I didn’t have a nice enough GPS device to record all 36 hours of my adventure, but I hope my trip report and photos provide adequate confirmation.

      • Thanks Jimmy!

  15. Hi Jared,

    Thank you for this spectacular route that links up so many of my favorite places. It has been a dream of mine for years.
    I started at 5am on September 22 and finished at 11:27pm. Total of 18:27:25.


    • Way to raise the bar Jen! It was fun to follow along. Congratulations on a new FKT.

  16. […] has done it several times, and  – being Jared – did both a website on it and for years had the FKT (another acronym:  Fastest Known Time) of sub-17 hours.  That […]

  17. Hey Jared,
    Just finished the WURL yesterday and had a blast doing it.

    Name: Jake Dean
    Time of start: 3:48 am on 9/27/2021
    Time of completion: 10:42 pm on 9/27/2021
    Total Time: 18:54:15

    • Wow, smoking fast! Great job Jake.

  18. Thanks for dreaming up such an inspiring route Jared! Stoked to have completed it.

    Names: Bret Goering & Luke Andraka
    Day: started 9/25 @ 4:15 AM and finished 9/26 @ 4:10 PM
    Elapsed time: 35 hr 55 min

    • Nice job Bret and Luke!

  19. Just completed the WURL in 29 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds on 9/26/2021 at 2:50 pm. I started on September 25th at 9:50 am. It was a day of perfect weather and I felt really good on everything except for the section between Hidden Peak and pfeiff which coincidentally was the midnight to 6 am section of my “run”

    • midnight to 6AM is often the most “memorable” part of any endurance adventure. Way to get it done!

  20. Another young man fell to his death and left a beautiful wife trying to accomplish your ridge run. This run Is dangerous one miss step.

    • This ridge scramble can be such a beautiful way to experience a lot of amazing terrain in the Wasatch, but this a terrible reminder of how dangerous the terrain is. To all looking to experience the WURL, be careful because as MikeR brings up, one misstep can be fatal. It seems that the deceased was an avid climber, who I am sure was very comfortable to the type of terrain and exposure found on the WURL. My thoughts go out to the deceased and his loved ones.

    • This is the dumbest thing I’ve seen on the internet this year, and I read Donald Trump’s tweets

  21. Name- Grant Barnette & Garrett Corcoran
    Started: Sept.4th, 2:12am.
    Completed: Sept. 5th, 1:25am
    Total time- 23:35.00 minutes

    Started at Ferguson trailhead at 2am-ish. 2:45 to Twins, 6:13 to Cardiff pass, 14 hours at Pfeifferhorn, then the wheels fell off. 18ish at Lone, down the Notch and down to Bells finishing at 1:25am-ish. 23 hours 35 minutes. Completed with Garrett Corcoran. Watch died on the bushwhack below the Notch. Amazing experience, gonna have to give it a faster go in the near future.

    • Nicely done gentlemen!

  22. Hey Jared- wanted to submit my completion for the board.

    Name- Logan Gillen
    Day and Time of Completion- July 26th at 2:30 AM
    Elapsed Time- 40.5 h

    It seems that A- the track is incomplete for the descent into Bells as my watch died on Lone. B- the recorded time in Strava is entirely inaccurate. I started at 10 AM on July 24th and finished at 2:30 AM on the 26th, giving an elapsed time of 40.5 h.

    Thanks! So thankful you had a vision to send many of us meandering into our backyard peaks!

    • Way to preserver Logan. Thanks for the clarifications on the data and your actual finishing time/duration. – Jared

      • Hey Jared- I just saw that I am incorrectly listed as finishing on June 26th, whereas I finished on July 26th. Not a huge deal to me, but I know that the monthly completions can be really helpful to get an idea of best times of year for others to attempt this, so if you could move it back to that July 26th date that would be awesome. Thanks!

  23. Lane Aasen
    Started: 8/28/21 3:17am
    Finished: 8/29/21 3:16am
    Total time: 23:58:45
    Trip report:

    I made this a house-to-house experience which added about a mile to the start and two miles to the finish. We have a pretty sweet backyard!

  24. Jared,

    I learned about the WURL last year and it instantly resonated with me. Having grown up in the Wasatch and now raising my children to enjoy it to the fullest. I love that such an irresponsibly amazing adventure exists right in our backyard.

    Thank you,
    Derek Tillotson

    Time Started: Aug 25, 2021 / 10:07 am
    Time Ended: Aug 26, 2021 / 8:29 pm
    Total Time: 34:22

    My phone charger cable failed right after White Baldy so the tracking stops short, but I saved some battery to document the Lone Peak summit and the descent down Bell Canyon.


  25. Kevin Walker
    Completed: 8/30/21 at 3:11 AM
    Elapsed time: 23:12

    What an amazing day. Maggie joined me for the climb out of Ferguson, and then provided supplies at Cardiff and Hidden Peak. Derek joined me at the Pfeifferhorn trail intersection and kept me going into the night as my energy vanished. I couldn’t have done it without them.

    • Excellent work Kevin!

  26. Hey Jared, savage and visionary route! Thanks for thinking up a proper sufferfest for the Wasatch!

    Names: Taylor Meadows & Taylor Woodbury
    Day: 8/14/2021, started 8/13 @ ~10:30PM and finished 8/15 @ ~1:00AM
    Elapsed time: 26 hr 21 min
    Links: ,

    • Nice job gents! Note the second hyperlink doesn’t work, if you want to post a new one I’ll update the records. – Jared

  27. Decided to do another WURL lap with my friend Kevin Iverson to see if I could go a bit faster. We started on August 6th at around 7:15pm and finished on August 7th near 11:45pm.

    Final time 28:38.

    • Michael, incredible 5hr 43 minute improvement! – Jared

      • Thanks Jared. We started on the evening when the air was really, really bad – wasn’t the smartest decision in the world, and definitely led to some coughing fits later on. To clarify, my buddy Kevin Iverson came over from Telluride and completed the route with me.

      • Thanks for the correction Michael! I was somewhat shocked to see you (and Kevin) tackle it in such poor air quality. cheers, Jared

      • Unfortunately that ended up being the weekend that worked out for both of us, and once he had made the 6.5 hour drive here he wasn’t in the mood (understandably) to drive home and come back another time. Very beautiful sunrise near Devil’s Castle with the smokey air though!

  28. Jared,

    I realized my first comment was not in the requested format so updated below . . .

    1. Eric Coleman
    2. July 26, 2021 1:13am
    3: Elapsed time: 44h22m
    4. Strava links:

    Probably my favorite experience in the mountains of all time. Pushed me more than anything else. Did self-supported style for this which truly challenged me. Might have to try again next year. Thank you for the inspiration and vision.

    • Fantastic work Eric!

  29. Jared,

    I completed the WURL last weekend. Time was 44h22m. Self-supported. Thanks for the vision to put together this incredible route.

  30. As I do my preparations for the WURL I have been operating under the belief that “unsupported” means no stashes, no one bringing food or water to the person on route and no partners running sections for pacing or emotional support. If this definition is wrong please let me know. Thanks!

  31. I think this is the fastest unsupported time (although it appears some friends ran parts of it with him, but did not give him any food or water)

  32. […] was no match to the tiny flicker of that star. I lost sight of him. Our dream to complete the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup (WURL) came to an end. The next thing I remember is that I was beside him. I glanced over my legs and arms […]

  33. Jimmy Godin, 07/04/21. About 39 hours. I’ll have a more thorough write-up soon here:

    In any event, here’s a short write-up on Strava:

  34. Keaton Larrabee
    Completed 3:20 a.m.
    July 10, 2021

    Thank you Jared!

    • Total time: 23:32

    • Excellent work Keaton!

  35. Bill Pierson
    Completed 3:30pm July3, 2021
    36:20 time
    Descended Cherry Canyon Logging Trail

    • Way to get it done Bill!

  36. Jackson Schor
    Completed 9:04 AM 6/27/2021
    Elapsed 25:44

    • Great job Jackson! the history books have been updated. 🙂

  37. Ryan Blais
    Finished at 9:35 pm on 6/27/21

    • Fine work Ryan!

  38. Completed my 3rd spin of the WURL today (Sat, June 26, 2021). Finally brought it under 24 with a completion time of 22 hrs 46 mins.

    • Solo unsupported, fwiw

      • Sorry, after looking up the lingo this should be self-supported (with caches). Thanks for drawing the awesome line, Jared. It has been a personal inspiration.

    • Great job David! nice to see you work away at that sub-24. Can you check the Suunto link? Be sure to make it a publicly accessible link. Cheers,

      • Here’s a Strava link. I should note that it took me about 15 mins to remember to stop my watch at the Bells TH.

  39. Hey Jared,
    Before attempting this I was pretty curious to see what some of the more exposed climbing bits were. I attempted to film them as I went since I couldnt find too much before. I did not really film anything during the beatout section. Here is my video! Hopefully this can help some others.

    Thanks again!

  40. Hi Jared, I think there is an error on recording the Un-supported category. #69&70 – 7/17/20 – Nevin Brown and Kiana Christensen – 76h – Alltrails were the first ones to complete the WURL un-supported and they are not listed as un-supported.

    • Thanks for the correction!

  41. Correct me if anyone has an earlier date but Kiana and Nevin were the first people to do it unsupported on 7/17/20. Not Matt Meredith on 8/29/20. So therefore there have been two men and one woman who have done the wurl unsupported.

  42. Jared:

    Andrew, Michael, and Tommy here.
    We finished the WURL so long ago (10/3/2020)! Sorry for not posting this sooner. Here’s a quick summary:
    Three of us started early, two of us had never met but we became friends through our love of all things outdoor and a friend in common who had brought us together for an epic adventure.
    Unfortunately, the party dropped to two after our friend from Seattle had to drop out (one week of altitude adjustment was not enough). He would later go home and get a CT scan revealing cerebral edema caused by the altitude (don’t worry he’s fine and may attempt with us again).
    Two of us continued on meeting many friends along the way. Shared granola bars, stories, sunscreen, and sodium tablets kept us company until the nighttime.
    Friends waited over 4 hours at Pfeiffer with pizza and water for us after we got behind (talk about kindness).
    We got lost a bit in the dark looking for South Thunder and then had to inexplicably use the single wag bag we each carried at the same time.
    Big horn to Lone peak was just as difficult as we expected being as tired as we were.
    I personally crashed at the top of Bell’s. We underestimated the amount of food and water we would need to make it out. But our friend from Seattle came up Bell’s with salvation in his wings (hamburgers and Gatorade).
    34 hours later we made it… slower than expected but also harder than expected.
    Sub-30 for the next attempt.

    • Thanks for posting this Andrew. My name is Michael Bolton and I was with Andrew on that adventure. What a blast. Thanks for the vision and inspiration.

      • To add a few more details, just to reminisce:

        We were hoping to get to Pfeifferhorn before dark but severely underestimated how long some of the sections would take. Prior to attempting I had done every section except for:
        Hidden Peak -> Pfeiff and Bighorn -> Bell’s.

        As expected, the sections I had not done were difficult due to both route-finding and fatigue. In our zombie-like state we had a very hard time finding our way from where you can first see Question-Mark wall of Lone Peak Cirque to the gully. Lots of scared scrambling and backtracking.

        Nutrition was difficult for me throughout the day. I am not used to consuming so many calories and had a hard time getting stuff down towards the end. I haven’t eaten a clif/lara/perfect bar since this day. Having more “real” food would have been beneficial throughout. Tommy (our partner who bailed due to altitude troubles) coming up Bell’s canyon the next morning to meet us with Gatorade and a bag of cheeseburgers was much needed.

        There were times throughout the scramble that I slowed Andrew down (I’m primarily a rock climber/backcountry skier) and times where Andrew slowed me down (he is primarily a long distance triathlete), but I do not believe that either of us would have had the fortitude to finish alone.

        Before attempting the WURL again I will certainly do the Bighorn to Bell’s and the Hidden Peak to Pfeiff section a couple more times each.

      • I love it when folks add details about their journey, otherwise it would just look like a rosy 34 hike! I love knowing that ever finish has stories and memories that will likely last a lifetime.



    • One more detail to add that is worth writing down:

      The three people who met us on top of the Pfeifferhorn ended up having a wild night! After leaving us at around 2am (if I remember correctly), they encountered several moose on the way down the trail close to Red Pine lake. They ended up staying until dawn silently huddled in some bushes as moose noisily fought and mated nearby.

      • Thanks Michael. So, to be clear the finishers were you and Andrew? tommy did not finish?

      • Correct. We waited for Tommy at the top of Superior. Once he reached us he decided to hike down to meet my wife and some others who had met us on Superior to get a ride home. They left Superior when I first got there in order to go head up the tram to drop us a bag at Hidden Peak. Once Tommy got down to the valley at the lower elevation he was feeling a lot better. He said he even went for a long run later that day!

  43. If you completed the WURL and you would like to receive a trophy Tech Shirt for $15 including postage, text Pat Noteboom at 801 750-2585 or email me at For starters, I will send you an image of the mock up. It is a black Tech shirt with a grey text on the left chest stating:
    I ruled the WURLd
    36M 18K Vertical
    This text is encircled by an image of the course
    My son recently completed the WURL. He inspired me to create the shirt. Each “I Ruled the WURLd” Tech Shirt costs $10 to have made. Postage is about $4.50. I get a pretty good deal on shirts because I buy about 1000/year for an annual 5K/10K charity race I coordinate.
    Pat Noteboom
    1004 East 600 South
    SLC, UT 84102

  44. Hope this is in the right spot. Completed WURL on 9/25 in 24:53. Little late in posting – made a reply comment but it might not have been seen.

    Thanks to all the crazy people on here for all the inspiration. May do a little write-up with pictures later.

    • Great job Taylor! – Jared

    • If you’d like to get a, “I ruled the WURLd” Tech shirt, text me at 801 750-2585 and I will send you a mock up of the shirt design. The cost of the shirt is $10. Pat Noteboom

  45. Hey Jared,

    Sorry this is so late, I finished the WURL on September 19th. First two-thirds were really great and I was feeling good… and then I stopped eating and crashed real hard soon there after. It was a struggle to the end but a great adventure! Thanks for the inspiration! Details:

    Name: Preston Griffall
    Completion: September, 19th 2:17pm
    Elapsed Time: 28 hours, 14 minutes, 19 seconds
    Link to Strava:

    • Better late than never! Thanks for posting the details, congratulations. Jared

  46. […] I’m assuming many who are reading this are familiar with what the WURL is (Wasatch Ultimate Ridge […]

    • Such a great effort Matthew; bonus points for getting back to the start on foot. Cheers, Jared

  47. Jared, the link i sent expired from 9/17. Let me know if this works.


    • Josh, the link is expired again… Can you load into Strava or some other online tool? Also, please post the details requested in the body of this page. Thanks, Jared

      • Sorry for all the confusion.
        Joshua Cook
        Started 9/17 1030am, Completed 9/18 around 1130pm
        I uploaded my stats from Gaia to Strava. Again I hope it works. 😬


      • Thanks Josh!

  48. WURL’ed on 10/10/2020. Made it to Lone Peak in 24hrs and then took 5 hours to get down Bells on my shot legs. Quite a cool route and I’ll certainly be back now that I know all the beta.

    Final time of 29:01,
    Cheers Jared

    Link to Strava:

  49. Did for the first time over Labor Day weekend, then came back for round 2 on Thursday, 10/8.

    Dan Ruch

  50. Cody Mittanck
    Check out my activity on Strava:

  51. Josh Clarke

  52. Josh Clarke
    10/04/2020 8:56pm
    Elapsed time 37:56:33

    Cody Mittanck
    10/04/2020. 8:56 pm
    Elapsed time 37:56:33
    Check out my activity on Strava:

  53. Done!!! Finished today at 12:45 p.m. 45:10:22 (that’s years:months:days), a record I figure will stand for a while. Verifiable by my memory, the words of some friends on various segments, and the red-lined map on my wall.

    • Ready or not, I had to get a piece of the fun.

      Cole Castleton
      10/05/2020, about 02:50 AM
      39 hrs and 38 min, unsupported

      Thank you for the great ideas!

  54. Keith Bertoch
    Finished 10.04.2020 8:56 pm
    Elapsed time 37:56:33
    Check out my activity on Strava:
    Thank you for creating this amazing route.

    • Josh Clarke and Cody Mittanck also Competed the WURL. I was the only one who was able to track it. Without these amazing men this would have not been possible for me.

  55. 1. Dub Price
    2. Ended October 4 around 3:38
    3. Total time of 39:38
    4. (Garmin instinct upload) (phone tracker)

    Thanks, Jared, for keeping track and giving info on the hike. Not the fastest completion, but a great weekend in the mountains! Thanks!

  56. Hey Jared,

    We both finished the WURL on September 7th. I’ve been pretty focused on completing the WURL for the last few years, finally got it done. Thanks for popularizing the route and introducing me to ridge scrambles and ultra running. Maybe I could chat with you sometime about the Idaho 12ers? Thanks! – Mali Noyes

    Mali Noyes – 21:13 and

    Taryn Hunt-Smith – 22:09 and

  57. Hey Jared,

    Thanks for your time and effort putting this together and keeping track,

    My name is Dub Price, I finished WURL 10/04/2020. It took 39 hours 38 minutes. Not the fastest completion, but a great weekend in the mountains! (Garmin Instinct) (Phone tracker)


    Katie Brown
    Finished 10.2.2020 @ 09:25
    Elapsed time: 27:23

    Just when you think you know the mountains in your backyard… Bighorn at 03:30 really makes you question your life decisions. Turns out I get very afraid of the dark after 20+hours of scrambling mountains.

    Thanks for the route Jared. It really is something special. (And quite honestly, I can’t wait to do it again.)

  59. Sam Jewkes and I (Craig Lloyd) completed the WURL on 9/26/20. We started on 9/25 and ended on 9/26 in a total time of 28:12. Link to my Strava.

  60. Woops – wrong place. I responded to my friend Taylor Adams who actually was my rabbit up AF Twin and helped me keep speedy.

    Finished on 9/25 in 24:53. Great time. Thanks to all for the inspiration.

  61. Hey Jared! Sorry this is late. I tried posting from my phone but it doesn’t seem to have worked. I did finish the WURL a couple weeks ago though!

    1. Taylor Adams
    2. Finished 9/7/2020 at 7:39 pm. I got back to Ferguson at 8:50 pm after running/walking there.
    3. My elapsed time was 43 hours and 23 minutes (counting 6 hours “sleeping” in a garbage bag on Hidden Peak). It was 44 hours 34 minutes counting going back to Ferguson.

    There are two links because I by mistake stopped it half way through.

    It was a great trip! Took longer than I would have liked but did it. Started out with two friends, but they bailed at Hidden Peak. After I tried to sleep for 6 hours in a garbage bag on the top, I continued on and met two friends at Pfeifferhorn to go to Lone Peak with. I went down the death shoot into Bells and out, after which I made it a loop and walked/ran back to Ferguson. It was pretty hot and incredibly smoky, but great fun all around!

    • Hope this is in the right spot. Completed WURL on 9/25 in 24:53.

      Thanks to all the crazy people on here for all the inspiration. May do a little write-up with pictures later.

  62. Hi Jared,
    I completed the WURL last month – August 22nd 2020 in 26 hrs and 29 minutes. I tried uploading this earlier so I’m sorry if I’m late! I have two links because my watch kicked me out of tracking on Baldy.

    insta link –

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  63. 1) Brad White and Paul Steinman
    2) Completed 9/13/20 at about 8:00 pm
    3) total time was 33 hr 57 min
    4) and

    Hi Jared. I tried to submit this once, but I think something may have gone wrong. Sorry if this is a repeat. We really appreciate everything you do! I don’t know about Brad, but I had a blast running, climbing, scooting, and sliding up and down all those peaks and ridges. Such a great place to spend a weekend!

    • Hi Paul, thanks for adding this (again). Great work out on the WURL!

  64. 1) Jeremy L Leavitt
    Taylor R Davis
    2) 21 September 2020
    3) 47:27:35
    4) Check out my activity on Strava:

    • Gents, way to push through to the end!

      • Thanks it was epic! Weather slowed us down and our morale got to highs and lows multiple times but we were resolute in at least finishing what we started out. Weather did make for some very cool photos though. North ridge with mist and clouds is amazing, couldn’t even see Big Cottonwood for a good solid 4 hours.

  65. Thanks Jared! Did Catherine’s Pass->Bell Canyon as my first hike in the Wasatch and it’s a great great intro to the range! One note: Where you say “water often” on CalTopo it may be more helpful to say “seasonal springs” or “sometimes water”. Coming from the Sierra I was expecting lots of springs and tarns in this area, and ended up begging water from other hikers instead!

    • Eric, thanks for the suggestion, I have made an update to the terminology on my shared Caltopo map.

  66. Hi Jared.

    My name is Nick Whitney and I just completed your course September 18th, 2020 at around 2:30.
    It took a total of 32 hours 38 minutes.

    I was truly humbled.
    I had completed portions of the route in preparation for this, but when combined together it felt so massive.
    Plenty of highs and lows throughout.
    I felt good leading up to Devil’s Castle, and had my worst low when getting ready to go up Big Horn.

    This has been a huge event in my life that I will always remember. What an amazing experience.

    Thanks for all that you do.

    • Nick, congratulations! Adventures like the WURL tend to stick with us and give us a different perspective on things. It’s like life condensed into a single hike/run. Cheers, Jared

  67. 1) Brad White & Paul Steinman
    2) completed 9/13/20
    3) 33 hr 57 min

    I absolutely love this route! It feels so amazing to stand on the last few summits and look back at the impossible terrain you just covered in a single push. I was happy to WURL a friend this time. It really helped keep my mind from slipping most of night, and I was really happy to see Brad finish. He powered through some wicked nausea, knee pain, and old age to pull off an impressive time for someone who just took up trail running this last spring. I hope his newly discovered disdain for endurance sport, and attitude towards rocks (he decided he hates them somewhere along the Beatout stretch) are transient so we can get back out to cover some more ground up in the hills soon.

  68. Jared, you and everyone who’s completed this are amazing and inspired me so I completed this bear last night through Draper Ridge. I really wanted to go down Bells but I was unfamiliar with the route and exposure and with it getting dark I chose a familiar path for safety.

    I use the Gaia App. I can’t send a link but I can do a screen shot or GPX file to verify.

    • Hi Josh, great work! Yes, please send date/time of finish, elapsed time and a .gpx file. Thanks, Jared

      Completed 9/18 11pm
      Total time 37.05

      • Hey Jared, I was wondering if the info I sent you worked.


  69. Hey Jared! I thought I had left a comment here but I think maybe it wasn’t saved. My name is Taylor Adams and I completed the WURL on September 7 at 7:39 pm after 43 hours and 23 minutes (finished at 8:55 pm — 44 hours 39 minutes if you count my walk/run back to Ferguson to make it a loop). We started at 12:16 am on the 6th with 3 people. It got dark just before Hidden Peak that night and my two friends went down. I tried to sleep for 6 hours in a garbage bag on hidden peak before continuing. All in all it was an awesome hike! Wasn’t the fastest but had a lot of fun!

    Here is my gps. It’s not super precise because battery saving mode was on and there are two because I by mistake ended the first one.

  70. Hey Jared, I finished the WURL with Matthew Larson on Sept 13th around 7:30 AM. Total time was 28 hrs 21 minutes. Full details & pictures on Strava:

    It wasn’t pretty but we were both happy to complete the WURL for the first time. Neither of us had completed the stretch from Hidden to Pfeiff and the stretch from Upwop to the Notch before this first attempt. I would definitely advise anyone who hasn’t completed all of the sections before to do that last section in the day light at least once before attempting the whole thing. Which I think is advised on this blog as well, haha.

    Thank you for all of the great intel and the GPX file on this blog. I uploaded the GPX file to my Suunto 9 and it was a life saver, especially on the last stretch in the dark. I would still be wandering around South Thunder without it. Overall it was an awesome experience and a beautiful route.

    • Jacob, great work and thanks for confirming the recommendation to pre-run the last section. 🙂

      • Correction on the spelling of Matthew Larson’s last name on the completion log above. It’s spelled Larson not Larsen.

  71. Jared,

    Thanks for all of your effort and inspiration. I completed the WURL on 9/12/20 to 9/13/20 in 23:31.

    Kevin Cantwell

    • Kevin, way to return and shave a massive chunk of time off your prior effort. Cheers, Jared

  72. Quick question, what are the ages of the oldest and youngest people to have completed the WURL, anyone know? (asking for a friend)

    • Hi Douglas, my best estimates are as follows:
      – Oldest : 54 (Dave Pease in 2017)
      – Youngest : 21 hrs old (Kiana Christensen 2020)

  73. Hi Jared!

    I completed this amazing route yesterday (9/13/20) in 32 hours and 21 minutes. What an awesome and challenging run. Thanks so much for putting both this and RUFA together as they have been my two biggest sources of joy and inspiration in running.

    • Way to get it done Justine! – Jared

  74. Hey I finished the it! Ahaha
    1. Josh Noteboom
    2. 9/5/2020
    3. Time 30:48.07
    4. Check out my activity on Strava:

    I will update a story on strava. It was my first attempt at any sort of ultra distance race/hike/ scramble. It was a really awesome choice as I’m already wondering what will be next. I’m sure one day I’ll try this again in an attempt to beat 24 hours..

    Thanks a bunch Jared. This was awesome but also the worse.

    • This was supported

    • Way to jump in the deep end with your first endurance project. I look forward to hearing your report when you return. Cheers, Jared

  75. […] example; at the time of this writing I have a goal to do a trail run route known as the WURL in under 24hrs. This goal will demand me to climb 18,000ft of elevation gain in a day; to traverse […]

  76. Found out about WURL 2 days ago, and planning on climbing the ridge early this week with a friend and see what happens. Anyone know if I can get water at Hidden Peak? I saw Tim Rogers mention he didn’t fill up because he didn’t have a mask. I’m assuming as long as we get there before the tram closes we can find water. Anyone suggestions on crucial water stashes I should try to put in before?

    • You can get water at Hidden Peak. A mask is required. I’m not sure if this is closed at night though.

      I recommend for support at Cardiff Pass, Hidden Peak, and Pfiefferhorn. You could add in Catherine’s pass if you feel like it would help.

    • They close the building at 7, maybe 6:30. They also allow rides down the tram most of them time for free.

  77. Hey Jared,
    I completed the WURL on 8/22/20 with a time of 26 hours and 29 minutes. I had a watch malfunction on Baldy so I have two strava links. part 1 part 2

    insta link:

    Thanks for putting together such an incredible/humbling route!

    Casey Rose

  78. Hey Jared! We finished the WURL on 9/7/2020. Thank you for coming up with such a challenging and fun route!

    Mali Noyes – 21:13
    Taryn Hunt-Smith – 22:09

  79. […] W.U.R.L according to the originator himself, Jared Campbell  […]

  80. Jared – I’ve been wanting to give this a route a go for 5 years or so and finally got the chance this weekend! Amazing adventure, even more fun than I imagined. Finished in 28h37m, and can’t wait to give it another go next season with some solid training under my belt.

    Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us in the Wasatch!

    • Great work Dan!

  81. Elapsed time correction: 37:34:30

  82. Hi! My name is Taylor Adams and I finished on August 7th. It took me 43 hours and 23 minutes. and

    I also ran/walked back to Ferguson to make it a loop!

    We started out with three people at 12:16 AM Sunday morning. Had a cache just east of Dromedary. Met friends who had water and foot at Cardiff and hiked with them until Catherine’s Pass. We did Devils Sunday night just before dark. It was so smokey!! My girlfriend had left us a resupply at Hidden Peak but had taken the tram down because we didn’t get there until 9:30. We hadn’t slept at all before we left. We tried to nap
    at the Snowbird tram but at 11:30 my two friends bailed because it was cold and windy. I “slept” until 4 am on the cement in a garbage bag. In the morning I met some more friends at my Pfeifferhorn cache at 9 am and I went to Lone with them before I broke off to go down the “death shoot” and out Bells.

  83. Hey Jared,
    Me again. Thanks for all that you do! I took another lap on the WURL, this past sunday. ( 9/6 ) My time was 17hr 46 min.

    • Kevin, way to use that bounce-back pass and throw down a stellar time! – Jared

  84. Hi Jared,

    Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible route. It inspired me to train hard and spend more time on ridgeline then I could have ever imagined. I completed the WURL on 9/6/20 in an elapsed time of 37 hours 30 minutes.

    It was an amazing experience from start to finish. The last section taught me how hard I could push myself both mentally and physically. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my friends at Hidden Peak and Pfiefferhorn.

    Here is the link to my completed route. I started recording on 9/5/20 at 2:00 am:

    • Strong work! Way to finish. – Jared

  85. Hi Jared, I completed the WURL on 9/5/20. Full details are below. Thank you for opening such an awesome route, and I hope to see you at RUFA or up on Grandeur one of these mornings. -Evan

    Full Name: Evan Sparling
    Date Completed: 9/4-5 2020
    Elapsed Time: 21:30:24
    GPS Link:
    Style: Supported
    Notes: I’m not sure why my GPS came up with 3k less vert than everyone else. I’ve compared my trax to other finishers and everything looks correct, but please let me know if anything looks off.

    • Incredible work Evan! – Jared

  86. Hey Jared.
    Thanks for putting together this wonderful site!
    Finished the WURL this morning (09/07/2020) just past midnight in 24:06.
    Sunrise on the Cottonwood Traverse is one of the most beautiful parts of living in Salt Lake.

    • Stellar effort and time Natalie!

  87. Hi Jared,

    Edward Sousa and Brian DeYoung completed the WURL 9/5/20 in 37 H 22 min.

    • Congrats Edward and Brian! – Jared

  88. Hey Jared! Thank you for the amazing challenge.

    Adam Klosowiak and I (Ameen Moshirfar) have finished the WURL in 39:59:00.

    We ended on 9/06/2020.

    Here is the Strava Link:

    We stopped the strava at the 34:52 at the bottom of the notch because Adam only had 5% battery and we were worried we’d need the battery and didn’t want to lose the strava data. Once we got to the bottom of bells the elapsed time was 39:59.

    This was a humbling experience. We did not sleep or nap for any of it. It was just a slow march on some of the most beautiful terrain we’ve ever experienced.

    Thanks Jared!


    • Great work Ameen and Adam! – Jared

  89. Hi Jared,

    I completed the WURL on 9/3/2020. If you could add my effort to this page I would be so grateful. My watch died so I had to complete this with two posts. Thank you very much for being inspirational. I’ve enjoyed the challenge and hope to attempt others.


  90. Hey Jared – completed the WURL on 9/2/2020 in 20 hours 56 minutes. It was an incredible day with a full moon and great weather. Big thanks to my wife and friends who met me at Cardiff, Hidden, and the Pfeifferhorn to supply me with food and water.

    • Stellar job Mark!

  91. Hello Jared, I completed the WURL on 8.30.20. It was an a amazing experience, and it was the number one thing on my trail running bucket list. The WURL route is one of the true crown jewels of the wasatch. I also completed it with two others. Melissa Soper and Chris Gladden. My time was 33 hours 29 minutes.

    • Congratulations Jason, Melissa, and Chris!

  92. Hi Jared – Thanks for maintaining this site!
    I had so much fun WURLing yesterday! Finished just under 31 hours…. update the women’s top fives please so I can have my moment of glory before other speedy women report back.

    • Incredible work Katey!

  93. Did the damn thing. Unsupported in 22:24. Brought all my food and a small in-line water filter. 4L got me to Wolverine, dropped down to lake Catherine to refill. Ruined the unsupported by accepting a clutch Mountain Dew on top of the Pfeiff, thanks to Mark Davis, I was hurting. Made it to Bells and a bit more water before walking out. Might have been able to keep it under 20 if I had filled up at HP but I forgot a mask and the bathrooms out back were locked. Went door to door from Pete Groves in about 23.5. No strava but I took a Delorme if you’d like the track, snapped a few pics on my insta @natureofmotion. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Great work Tim! (Almost) unsupported is quite a challenge on a completely dry ridge (this time of year). Yes, please send a link to your Delorme track for historical purposes. Jared

    • Hi Tim and Jared

      I’m searching for beta on parking. Planning to do this self-supported and thus will only have one vehicle. It looks like both termini do not allow overnight parking. Is there a better place to park? It looks like its just under 4 miles between the two THs and I think I’m going to have to walk/run between them. Any tips? Sean

  94. Hi Jared,
    Completed WURL on 16 AUG 2020 in 29hrs 44 min. Was shooting to go faster until my body shut down from heat. To all the real ones trynna get this done, Godspeed and may the odds be in your favor. Too fun of an adventure, miss it already.



  95. Hi Jared,

    I completed this beast finally on Aug 16 2020. Time was 29 hrs 44min. Heat exhaustion really worked me a lot more than I was willing to admit. Great kudos to all the WURLers out there, just to finish is impressive.

    Here’s my stravas, the garmin died so the last part is on a phone.

  96. Hey Jared! Jack Loflin and I finished the WURL yesterday. We suffered but are stoked on completing it! Thanks for making the route public – it was epic. 33h23m.

    • Congrats Jack and Graham!

  97. Hey Jared, Thanks so much for putting the route together! There’s a reason this thing is so popular and it’s not just that access and crewing are easy. There is a lot of amazing high quality rock, and the scrambling and rock hopping goes on for miles and miles. I completed this route on 19Aug2020. Being that is was so hot I started the route late in the day on 18Aug2020 and did from Monte Cristo to Red stack in the dark. It helped to beat the heat and get the two major cruxes of the route done during the daylight.

    Here is my strava:


    • Fine work Mike! You’re one of the few who have also done the LA Freeway and can thus make a valid comparison. I appreciate your mini-report on Strava. Thanks, Jared

  98. Hello Jared!
    Finally finished this beast. After two unsuccessful attempts last year the 3rd time was a charm. 29 hrs 46 min car to car with a 5 hr bivy on lightning ridge. My garmin died so I used my phone for the final ~9 miles.
    Strava links:

    So awesome to see so many hard chargers in the wasatch on this list. It’s a very humbling route. I think I could be a little quicker but I don’t know if I’d actually like to do it again. Also, if anyone is going to go for it I’d recommend doing it in cooler temps. The heat definitely affected me despite my unwillingness to admit it. Cheers to all you animals for attempting or completing the route!!
    Scott Stack

  99. Hi Jared, I finished the WURL on July 3 via Cherry Canyon descent. Total time was 25:39.

    Check out my activity on Strava:

    Chase Nye

  100. Finished the WURL in 36 hours last weekend (8/8-8/9). Great start (~24 hours) but got zapped by the heat and pace slowed dramatically. My Strava died and so did my GI tract. High recommend to go when it’s cooler. Excited to get back there later in the season. Thanks for the great route, Jared!

  101. Hello Jared! Max Sandweiss and I finished the WURL on Sunday, August 9th, in a time of 19:26! It was an absolute blast. Max posted an excellent recap of the day on Strava, which I included below:

    “Truly a surreal day to cap off the most epic journey I’ve had thus far: the many months of dedication and too many miles to count. Thank you Jared for your vision, creating the most epic objective imaginable. Thanks to our amazing support squads who fueled us with calories and an abundance of pure stoke. Thanks to Ries and Magnus Tviet (the 17 year-old crusher twins) for inspiring me to rediscover my old XC-sexy passion for running… I can’t wait to support you two on your WURL attempt (even if it means giving up my title of youngest finisher😂). Thanks to Cal, my partner in crime. You made this possible for me in so many ways…when, 5 years ago, you first told me about Jared Campbell and the WURL…when you kept me alive during our hardest workouts by hand feeding me your last energy goos…when you pushed me every step yesterday to go spelunking a little deeper into unknown depths of my pain cave. So glad we managed to pull this one off… together🥺. So cool that we found a way to beat Honnold on rock, let’s be honest, we were fighting an uphill battle trying to get him with vertical climbing.”

    Max and I are both super psyched to add our names to the list of WURL finishers. We are certainly in good company.


    • Incredible work Calvin and Max!

  102. Jared, you are my hero for a lot of reasons. My brother in law works at L3. Truly a renaissance man. Shalise Morgan and I just finished the WURL yesterday. After the very special hell of the past couple of days. I am trying to bring it to the next level. Thank you for making me miserable.

    • Great work Whitney and Shalise! Send over pics and/or a story if you write it up. Cheers, Jared

      • I forgot to tell you my last name. It is Durham not Morgan. 😁 Definitely thinking about a real write up. Thanks

  103. Jared, I completed the WURL on August 2, 3. After doing most of the portions over the last several years I finally went for the full route. With the support of some great friends (including Matt who completed it on July 27th) I was able to complete it. If you can send me an email I will send my gpx file and pictures. Thanks for putting together such a great challenge.

    • Hi Brian, I just sent an email so you’d have my address. You can also load it into your online tool of choice and send me a link. Cheers, Jared

  104. Hi Jared I completed the WURL on July 26-27. Thank you for creating such a fun adventure. Hoping to do it a little faster in the future!

    • Great work Matt!

  105. Sorry for the miss print. It should read 45:9:7, years:months:days

  106. I’m approaching 15:09:07 (that’s years:months:days) and figure I only have about 15% of the route to go. I can do it!!!!

  107. Hi Jared! I think I ran into you on this trip! I was hiking down jacobs ladder by myself. I was 16 at the time and asked if I could follow you down. Do you remember this?!

  108. Hey Jared,

    So I finally had a chance to ask Dave Medara about the legend that he’d completed a WURL progenitor route “back it the day,” and he said that while he’d been fond of big traverses around LCC, he’d never done the whole thing. Sorry for any torment I caused your legacy by suggesting you are not the originator of this brilliant endeavor.

    • Chris!

      Thanks for the historical follow-up. I’m glad to hear that you connected with Dave. I will finally be able to sleep now after all these years. 🙂


  109. How do we prove we completed it?
    Who is the youngest people who have done it in under 24 hours?

  110. How do we prove we completed it?
    Who is the youngest people who have done it in under 24 hours?

    • Hi Magnus, I prefer to see a GPS track and some pics.

  111. Hey Jared,

    I complete the WURL on 9-14-19 in 30:43. Thanks for establishing such an awesome route.


  112. Jared :
    Thanks for all of your efforts. This site was crucial in my preparation. I completed the WURL yesterday, on 9/2.

    The strava is in two parts, unfortunately, because my watch died at the end. My total time was 22hr 48min.

    Thanks again!

    • Awesome Kevin! Jared

  113. Jared – It was nice running into you this weekend. Here is a link to my strava post with a write up of my WURL completion. My time ended up being 23 hours and 28 minutes. I would love it if I could be added to the list of completions. Thanks again for creating such an inspiring route and maintaining this blog page!

    • Great work Adam!

  114. Test…

  115. Hi Jared,

    I completed my second spin of the WURL (with a couple of minor deviations) last night (8.19.2019). While I was shooting for sub-24, the fastest I could manage was 26 hrs.

    A couple of notes for others:

    I set out at 10pm, to ensure I get to see the 2nd half in daylight. At my pace, this had me at Cardiff Pass around sunrise and ascending Lone Peak at sunset. I’ll note that route finding on the scrambly sections from Sunbird through White Pine was easier this way.

    The descent gully into Bells looked like it still had snow. Though I see others have gone this way this year already, I chose to take Jacob’s Ladder out.

    David P. Carter

    • Congratulations David! If you have a trip report of some form of GPS track send it over and I’ll add it for historical purposes. Cheers, Jared

  116. I completed the WURL last weekend. Here’s a link to my “trip report.”

  117. Hi Jared,
    I am fairly new to long distance mountain endurance events, I am mainly an Olympic speed skater, and a mountain lover on the side. I’ve been wanting to try and do the WURL for several years, and am planning to make an attempt at it and the women’s FKT early August this year. I am beginning to project the route, but would greatly appreciate if you are willing to share any of your route notes, especially on the Ferguson/Stair’s Gulch top out, Devil’s Castle, Bighorn Peak, and the Bell’s exit.
    Thank you very much for all the info you have on this page, as well as for creating such an awesome challenge.

    • Hey Maria. I’m happy to share if you haven’t already done it or Jared hasn’t already helped. Email me at Good luck!

      • Mark,

        So sorry to have missed your entry! I’ve updated the site, please check for accuracy.


  118. Hey Jared, I also started the WURL on 9/16/2018, but was much slower than Adam 😛

    I am putting together a trip report for SuperTopo which will include some photos, nice maps and go-pro footage of a lot of the scrambling of the route. If you are interested I can let you know when the report is up if you want to link to it or note my record-breaking slow time.

    The Strava track time is messed up, but my total time (including all stops) was 46.5 hrs. I also tagged Storm Mtn, the actual Flagstaff Mtn high point, Sunset Pk, Bastard Son, Chipman, & Enniss before descending the Cherry Canyon trail.

    • Subtracting from the major breaks & (mostly) issues, moving time was about 34.5 hrs according to trimming of the longest stops in my GPS track. ::Sigh::

      • I haven’t yet made a shorter video of the WURL, but this is a longer set of 6 videos of my experience doing it:

      • Full playlist:

  119. Jared, here is a fun gopro vid Pete made of our wurl.

  120. Hey Jared,

    Keith Luscinski and I completed the WURL on September 15/16 in 27 hours and 29 minutes! Short of our 24 hour goal, we took turns pushing each other through nighttime bonks and slogged to the finish. The second half feels tedious in the dark and takes much longer than anticipated!

    We started at 8am on Saturday and finished around 11:30am on Sunday, has anyone reversed this and started a few hours before sunset so you can hit the second half in the daylight?

    Thanks for all the beta on this site and establishing such a remarkable line!

    Here is our Strava link:


  121. Hi Jared,

    I completed this on September 8 in 31 h 28 min. I met a fellow WURLer, Danielle Bradshaw, on the route and we did the majority of it together. I was struggling near the end and she charged through the finish. Not sure of her time but it was well before me.


  122. Jared I ran/hiked/scrambled the Wurl! Left Friday at 7am and finished Saturday at 2pm.
    I started with a friend who unfortunately wasn’t able to continue after dromedary, luckily a stranger and now friend started at the exact same time as we did and I caught him on Monte Cristo. We WURLed to bells and I ran out while he hiked. It was a great adventure but I definitely should have pre run some of sections after the pfeifferhorn as that was all new territory and route finding was tricky. Planning to do it again next year with a goal time. Thanks for inspiring 31 hours of mountaintop adventure!

  123. Hey Jared, did the WURL yesterday, Aug. 31. Thanks for the all-time pain party! Total time 26h 25min.
    Strava 1:
    Strava 2:

  124. Hey Jared

    My partner and I completed the WURL Thursday Aug 30th. Peter McMullin and Will Hanson. We stayed true to the ridge and hit all prescribed high points/routes. Not fast, but ultimately satisfying? What an epic adventure! Thanks to you!!

    Check out my run on Strava:

    Pete McMullin

    • Great work Peter and Will!

  125. Hi Jared,
    I pulled it off! Slower than the 24 hour goal, but felt pretty good along the way and didn’t think of bailing once. Such a fun/challenging/interesting route! I owe you a debt of gratitude for coming up with this line and posting the beta/reports on it. Also, thanks again for the words of encouragement before I headed out. This has been a long time goal of mine, and it feels great to check it off. It was painful, but I enjoyed almost every moment (falling my way down the Lone Peak notch in the dark definitely added to the adventure). I started shortly after 3 am 8/25/18 and ended shortly before 9 am on 8/26/18. My total time was 29 hrs, 30 min. My watch died right as I got to lower Bell’s, so I had to use the phone to record the last push.

    And sorry to ramble, but I have to mention my support as well. Couldn’t have done it without Morgan Millar, Robin & Chris Steinman, Dale Smith, and Brad White (who flew out from sea level to keep me company from the start to Cardiff).

    • Congrats Paul, fine work! Thanks for sending over the details.

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  127. Hey Jared,

    Just getting back to you about my attempt on 7/8/17. Changed it to 7/9/17 due to some inclement weather. Came in at 22:55, sub 24 as I was shooting for. Carried a friends GPS along the way, here is the link. Will post some photos shortly too.

    • Wow, nice work Chris! I’ve updated the page, make sure I captured things correctly. Jared

  128. Hey Jared,

    Haven’t looked at your site in a while. It’s amazing the things you can do working a night shift. Looks like the WURL has seen lots of activity the last couple years. After 25+ years of crawling around the Wasatch peaks I did the WURL. I started just after 0400 on 08/25/17. It was a stunning day. Lots of blue sky and puffy white clouds. Lynn met me with food and water at Catherine’s pass. I misread some of the towers in early Devils Castle so got to Snowbird a bit later than expected. It was smooth sailing into the night. I met my good friend Elliott Barcikowski on top of White Pine Baldy. We had a hilarious night. Got part way down South Thunder and in the dark realized we had missed the true summit. So back up we went for the true summit. As usual, Bighorn was a bit of a curfuffle, especially in the dark. Topped out on Lone Peak just before sunrise. Had done some recon a couple weeks earlier and there was still snow in the Bells descent gulley so I opted for the Cherry logging trail exit. Apparently snow had melted out in the interim. No matter, had never been all the way down the Cherry trail so it was a nice exit. I finished in 29:17 and had 38+ miles and over 21000 vertical. I couldn’t have done it without the great support of Lynn and Elliott. One of your other recent posts wondered about age of oldest WURLers. I’m 54. By the way, Elliott got after it a week later and finished down Bells in the 23 hour range. I’m sure he will contribute something when he gets back from Africa.

    Here’s my Movescount link

    • Great work Dave! I am thrilled to hear that you did the WURL. Check this page and make sure I captured things correctly. Also, have Elliot send me further details when he has time. Jared

  129. Hey Jared,

    Eric Edelman and myself (Tyler Call) completed the WURL with Matt Mueller on Sept 4 (started at 8:20am) and finished on Sept 5. Our running time was 32:50 minutes. Would love to be included on your completion list. Below is the link to my strava file. And for the record, I’m 48 years old in case anyone is keeping track of the oldest WURL completers 😉

  130. This is a great website to map out the peaks. There are 32 named peaks noted along the WURL. What an adventure!! Finally finished the traverse in Sept 2017, what an experience. Thanks

  131. Hello Jared,

    Thanks a ton for the info on this page – it is invaluable.

    Carolyn Pino (of Denver, CO) and I completed the route from Ferguson-to-Bells in roughly 36 hours, starting around 7:30 am Obviously, we took our time, and were slowed by a lack of familiarity with the route (I reconned the approach up Ferguson a couple of weeks before, but not much else). A few images are at:

    David Carter, SLC

    • Sorry – dates were Sept 2 & 3. We started around 7:30 am on the 2nd and exited Bells around 7 pm on the 3rd.

  132. Hey Jared, planning to set off for the WURL this coming weekend 9/9/17, Shooting for sub 24. I will report back after the date and let you know how it went.

  133. […] exploring the ridge to White Baldy was a go. I knew that this ridge is traversed as part of the WURL, but how technical it would prove I was unsure. Thankfully, though it at times looked pretty rough […]

  134. Jared, Ian Farris finished the WURL this morning with a time of 29:38. He got very sick on Thunder so for safety reasons he went down Cherry Logging trail to Orson Smith TH…He would never post he finished but he did. Due to bad luck he doesn’t have a gpx but I started with him and parted ways at Dromedary (I have gpx and photos) He had a Garmin live tracker that several people followed until it died around White Baldy. His brother met him at Pfeifferhorn and he has proof of being on Bighorn (that’s for him to tell). He lives within walking distance of Orson so he just went home. As proof of legitimacy I can share this gpx sample of the adventures Ian does plus many more.


    • Excellent! Thanks for the note Nick and great work Ian.

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  138. weather looks good, anyone been up on these trails over the past few days, wanting to tick this off my list before the snow and ice set it. what’s the ice situation looking like right now?

  139. Hey Jared, cool site and cool ridge loop. Did the wurl Sept 18 into the 19, 27 hrs flat. Fun, long, tough day, awesome views, of course. My support friends/partners were awesome!

  140. Jared,

    I completed the WURL yesterday in 23h 18min. I was solo until the ridge before Pfeifferhorn, where Tyler Curley joined me for the remainder. Here is a link to my MovesCount record:

    – Brennan Crellin

    P.S. my Strava record is here, but its severly messed up (3 hours?!?) for some reason:

    • Excellent work Brennan! If you end up doing a write-up or post pictures let me know so I can post links. Cheers, Jared

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  143. Hi Jared,
    This is Lubos, Thank you for all the detailed information. Reading your page totally inspired me to make plans to run the WURL this year. Currently Celeste and I are plan on doing it on August 20, 2016.
    Cheers, Lubos

    • This is Lubos again. It is July 4 weekend and I am going to attempt WURL on Sunday, July 3 finishing hopefully in the morning of July 4. I will start at 4 AM and plan to complete in 24 hours. I will see how it goes. I stashed water and food at Kathrine’s pass, my only refill option. I am trying to do WURL completely on my own.

      • Beat of luck Lubos! Let us know how it goes/went.


        On Saturday, July 2, 2016, Jared Campbell's Blog wrote:


      • So this was a good first experience. I quit after 18 hours at Devil”s Castle, it was 8 PM and I was not ready to spend the cold night along the way.This is a hard route, I will attempt in August again, I estimate my total time for next time of 30 hours. I think I have now good data to plan the next trip. Congratulations to all of you who successfully completed the route.

      • Great work Lubos and thanks for the update. Keep us posted for your August attempt. Jared

        On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 10:45 AM, Jared Campbell's Blog wrote:


      • Great attempt Lubos!

      • Gentlemen, I deeply admire your fitness capabilities.We did another attempt this weekend to complete WURL but we bailed after all. We started at Ferguson at 3,30 AM on Saturday morning and it took us 4 hours to summit on Twin Peaks. We continued climbing the ridge, followed exactly the GPS data and after 16 hours we only made it to Katherine’s pass. We had a few friends helping us with supplies, we had enough water and food, and we had pacers. A pretty awesome team. After 20 hours I was at Sugarloaf, it was 11 PM and that is where I decided to go home. I knew, my total time would be over 40 hours. Celeste kept going with her team to Pfeifferhorn. She eventually ran out of time on Sunday and decided to exit at Alpine, at the Schoolhouse Spring. I think I might try one more time in future and Celeste as well.
        Congratulation to everybody who was able to finish in the past. WURL is a real challenge for me.

  144. Also…besides for Twight and Anderson, has anyone tried this in winter/spring to your knowledge? Or at least summiting all the peaks involved, if not traversing the entire ridge? Sounds fun, tiring and involved.

  145. So I ended up bailing right after Sugarloaf…I tripped between Dromedary and Monte Cristo, managed to stay on the ridge but twisted/smashed my left ankle pretty good. Anyway, I continued onward, passed all the eaiser terrain in the middle, but l essentially limped up and down Devil’s Castle right at dawn. I didn’t think it would be safe to go over White Baldy or Lone Peak so I came down. I’m still second guessing myself, I felt good besides for the ankle but it’s swollen today and still hard to stand on so I think I made the right choice. Looking forward to finishing it next time!

  146. […] have wanting to give the WURL a solid effort for many years.  I personally feel that it is one of the most inspiring lines in […]

  147. Starting the WURL this afternoon Jared. Figured it might be my last chance this year, I’ll let you know Wednesday if I make it all the way!

    • Awesome Luke! I’m eager to hear how it goes/went.

      On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 2:21 PM, Jared Campbell's Blog wrote:


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  149. Holy shit Jared!! Nice work on the new FKT. Just missed you on the Pfeiff, I was supporting some friends on their successful attempt and they said they saw you come blazing through.

  150. Jared. Well I did it. WURL, August 30th.

  151. Nice to see that you went back for a repeat, Jared. Solid effort adding many years, yet knocking off a bunch of time!

    Since you note that you consider a Jacob’s Ladder exit legitimate (many of us have wondered what constitutes legit), I’ll pass along that Jason Dorais was possibly the first person to do the route twice, accompanying Lars Kjerengtroen and Tom Goth on their successful go, a year after Jason’s first completion. Some outstanding photos in that trip report as JD lugged a real camera around, because adding an extra 3 pounds is his style.

    Nice effort compiling the successes and near misses. I suspect there’s a bit more to be filled in…

    • Thanks Adam!

  152. Jared:
    Court and I did it together on the same day, sept 13. He did finish several hours ahead of me as I was very slow coming down bells. Here is my report.

    • Hi Spencer, Thanks for passing along your report. Aside from the mug shot of yours truly, it’s a great write-up! 🙂 I see that you also recently did the La Sal Linkup, awesome!

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