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Washington State Triple Divide Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Minimum basin size of 100 square miles

Showing all of Michael Schwartz's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 1 out of 14, or 7.14%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
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1.Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim14,20001 1993-06-27 
2.West Peak-Northeast Ridge71200  
2.Mount Cameron-Middle Peak71200  
4.Del Campo Peak66102210  
5.Mount Noyes6173413  
6.Dishpan Gap North5892212  
7.Bear Pass Peak5833233  
8.Windy Gap North5520320  
9.High Divide-Soleduck Park53000  
10.Meadow Mountain-Northeast Peak512545  
11.South Silver Peak5040115  
12.Chehalis-Skokomish-Quinault Triple Divide448080  
13.Columbia-Nisqually-Deschutes Triple Divide38000  
14.Lookout Peak-South Ridge34000  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Michael Schwartz, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must be over 100 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve tiny coastal creeks. Even some relatively well-known rivers like the Hamma-Hamma have areas under 100 square miles.

Mount Rainier, if taken as single massif, is the triple divide of the Columbia, Puyallup, and Nisqually. But there is a small crater at the summit of Rainier that forms a small (35 acre) basin that neither drains to the ocean nor is over the size threshold. So the three triple divides on the Rainier crater rim (Puyallup-Nisqually-Crater; Nisqually-Columbia-Crater; and Puyallup-Columbia-Crater) do not make this list.

So, with Rainier excluded, the remainder of the list is almost entirely a bunch of very obscure and unnamed hills, points, and sub-peaks. Del Campo Peak is the only well-known summit on the list, and Mount Noyes in the Olympics the only other one that even has an official name. West Peak, a major Olympic summit, is very close to being a triple divide (the Olympic Climbers Guide says so), but looking closely at the map shows that the real hydrographic junction is a couple hundred yards northest of the summit.

For the jaded Washington peakbagger looking for a new challenge, this list might be a worthwhile objective—it has an innate geographic appeal to it, and a manageable number of peaks, most of which are rarely climbed or even known about.

 


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