On September 14, 2022, Remi Bonnet set the record for fastest Manitou Incline ascent making the climb in 17 minutes, 25 seconds. Allie McLaughlin holds the record for fastest woman to make the ascent, completing the climb in 20 minutes 7 seconds on July 19, 2010.
First to Climb the Incline More Than 500 Times in One Year
Greg Cummings was the first person to climb the Manitou Incline more than 500 times in one year, completing the ascent 601 times in 2011.
Climbed Most Often
In 2020, Greg Cummings set the record for most number of Manitou Incline Ascents in a year. He made the ascent 1825 times in a 365 day period. During this challenge Cummings gained a total of 3.6 million vertical feet setting a World Record.
First Fully Functioning Quadriplegic Climb
In 2022, Patrick Rummerfield climbed the Manitou Incline unassisted. He is the first fully functioning quadriplegic man to summit, with a time of 6 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds. Rummerfield dedicated his hike to Missouri Kids, a nonprofit that supports student athletes who have been seriously injured.