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Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
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1.Mount Elbert14,4339113  
2.Mount Massive14,4211981  
3.Mount Harvard14,4202380  
4.Mount Massive-Northwest Peak14,360320  
5.Blanca Peak14,3455326  
6.La Plata Peak14,3361856  
 Mount Massive-Green Peak14,320160  
7.Uncompahgre Peak14,3094277  
8.Crestone Peak14,2944574  
9.Mount Lincoln14,2863862  
 Crestone Peak-East Peak14,280120  
 Crestone Peak-Northeast Peak14,280160  
10.Grays Peak14,2702790  
11.Mount Antero14,2692503  
12.Torreys Peak14,267560  
13.Castle Peak14,2652385  
13.Quandary Peak14,2651145  
15.Mount Evans14,2642784  
 Mount Evans-West Peak14,256136  
16.Longs Peak14,2552940  
17.Mount Wilson14,2464024  
 Mount Cameron14,238158  
18.Mount Shavano14,2291619  
 La Plata Peak-East Peak14,200120  
19.Crestone Needle14,197477  
19.Mount Princeton14,1972197  
19.Mount Belford14,1971357  
22.Mount Yale14,1961916  
23.Mount Bross14,172332  
 Mount Massive-Far Northwest Peak14,16949  
24.Kit Carson Mountain14,1651045  
 El Diente14,159239  
25.Maroon Peak14,1562356  
26.Tabeguache Peak14,155475  
27.Mount Oxford14,153673  
28.Mount Sneffels14,1503070  
29.Mount Democrat14,148788  
 Mount Wilson-West Peak14,140180  
 Mount Elbert-South Peak14,134254  
 Mount Massive-Southeast Peak14,132252  
30.Capitol Peak14,1301770  
31.Pikes Peak14,1105550  
 Mount Wilson-South Peak14,110190  
32.Snowmass Mountain14,0921172  
33.Windom Peak14,0872207  
34.Mount Eolus14,0841044  
35.Challenger Point14,081321  
36.Longs Peak-Southeast Peak14,080280  
36.Conundrum Peak14,080280  
38.Mount Columbia14,073913  
39.Missouri Mountain14,067867  
40.Humboldt Peak14,0641224  
41.Mount Bierstadt14,060740  
42.Sunlight Peak14,059419  
43.Handies Peak14,0481928  
44.Culebra Peak14,0474847  
45.Mount Lindsey14,0421562  
45.Ellingwood Point14,042362  
 South Bross Peak14,040120  
 North Eolus14,039199  
47.Little Bear Peak14,037397  
48.Mount Sherman14,036850  
49.Redcloud Peak14,0341436  
 South Conundrum Peak14,02262  
 Little Bear Peak-South Peak14,020100  
50.Pyramid Peak14,0181658  
51.Wilson Peak14,017857  
52.Wetterhorn Peak14,0151655  
53.San Luis Peak14,0143113  
 North Maroon Peak14,014254  
54.Mount of the Holy Cross14,0052111  
55.Huron Peak14,0031443  
56.Sunshine Peak14,001521  
 Kitty Kat Carson14,000120  
57.Columbia Point14,000400  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Jay Rosenthal, 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

The Colorado Fourteeners are one of the best-known peakbagging lists in the world. Every single Rocky Mountain summit rising to over 14,000 feet lies in the arbitrary rectangle of Colorado, and these summits that cross the magic threshold have become iconic landmarks of the state. Maps and atlases try to show as many of these peaks as possible, road signs point them out to car travellers, and the hikes to summits of fourteeners are thronged on summer weekends.

The popularity of this peakbagging pursuit is easy to understand. 53 or 54 peaks is not too many, but enough to make it a real project. All but about eight or so of the peaks are just walk-up hikes, and the difficult ones are not a problem for experienced scramblers. In summer there are few, if any, snowfields to contend with, and afternoon thunderstorms are the major weather hazard. These summits are all among the highest in the United States, too, giving this list high appeal to those who like simply to be above it all.

Carl Blaurock and Bill Ervin were the first to climb all the fourteeners in the 1920s, based on the surveys at that time. Recently, climber number 1000 completed the entire list, based on the records of the Colorado Mountain Club.

As with many famous threshold-based peak lists, there is ongoing debate over which summits belong on the list. Above, summits are ranked if they have 280 feet or more of clean prominence (300 feet of interpolated prominence), giving us a consistent list with 53 summits. Traditionally, El Diente and North Maroon Peak are included on most versions of Colorado Fourteener lists, mainly because of the difficulty of traversing the ridge to these peaks despite a low saddle rise from their nearest higher neighbors. Also, Challenger Point has long been left off traditional lists, and Ellingwood Peak was in a similar situation not too recently.

If you include El Diente and North Maroon, and you want a strict prominence cutoff, then Northwest Massive (and perhaps South Elbert) must also be included on your list.

Of course, it is up to the climber to decide which peaks to climb. You can pick a rigid prominence cutoff that fancies you, use an official club list, use an isolation cutoff, or just climb the peaks that inspire you the most.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Roach)
       Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Vol. 1: The Northern Peaks (Dawson)
       Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Vol. 2: The Southern Peaks (Dawson)
       A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (Borneman, Lampert)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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