'The Incline,' a true Olympic test (video)

It's a rite of passage for U.S. Olympians.

No, not winning a medal. Taking on "The Incline," a one-mile hike near the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., in which the elevation rises nearly 2,000 feet during the duration.

But don't take these words for it. Follow ESPN writer Jim Caple as he attempts to conquer these old cable car tracks, with the help of American athletes Agnes Zawadzki, Josh Farris and Brian Hansen.