Specs are from race literature. Seems like a lot more than 1988' of climbing going on.
Much farther than I'd normally drive for a 6 mile race, but since the Devil's Den is the only fell race (that I'm aware of) this side of the big pond, I decided what the heck and made a 4 hour rocket run to the White Mountains this AM.
Incredibly fun race, no marked course, just 6 checkpoints to pass through. The navigation was trivial, but there were a few spots where some route choice played into the game. Long slog up to West Mountain, but then managed to pick off a number of folks across the top of the ridge, then a long, fast straightshot under the quad lift to the finish back at the bottom. 1:02:14, 7th overall and good for first 50-59 scoring my choice of new Inov8 shoes for my efforts! (insert happy dance here).
CP-A Short Cut > Crawford Ridge >Avalon > Josephs Run
CP-B Josephs Run > Stillwater > Outer Bounds > High Ridge
CP-C Panorama > Two Miles Home (longer, but sweet running)
CP-D Mt Rd Traverse
CP-D McIntyres Ride > Two Miles Home (some folks went direct up Devil's Den, looked like a waste of 4-5 minutes - lots of boulder climbing and 15' drops)
CP-F Two Miles Home > Outer Bounds (CP-F was actually on Stillwater side of building, a bit misplaced, but most everyone should have realized that by seeing it on the way from CP-A to CP-B)
Finish Archies Alley > Rangeview > Shortcut
Strider Gary Hebert in attendance, also Tony Federer... Small field, but great event...