7/3/2022 9:30:00 AM, Dan

(Updated) Special guest tracking: Convoluted Bliss FKT

Congratulations to the team for setting the FKT in 84h 47m 07s.

Jason Hardrath, Vitaliy Musiyenko, and Ryan Tetz have teamed up to become the second team to complete "Convoluted Bliss" - a 69 mile route with 27,220 ft of elevation gain and 40 miles of technical ridge travel.

Prior to Vitaliy's "Goliath", Convoluted Bliss was the longest completed alpine ridge traverse by distance in the United States (longer than WURL in Utah). It traverses around the entire Merced Lake Drainage in southeastern Yosemite, climbing a total of 51 peaks. It was first climbed over 8 days in August 2017. While small sections of the route require low 5th class scrambling, most of it involves class 2 boulder hopping.

Detailed route information by the first ascent team can be found on the Peaks for Freaks page.

Jason, Vitaliy, and Ryan have teamed up to not only to be the second team to complete it, but to climb all 51 peaks of this traverse in under 5 days.

These guys have been very supportive of Nathan and Travis's SPS FKT effort and we're excited to share our live tracking tech while they're on route.

Go to the full-size, interactive, Convoluted Bliss live tracker. The tracker has been disabled.