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Personal Climb Logs

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Personal Lists

Lists personally created by Richard Hensley. (Search for Lists from other climbers).

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Time-Period Summary Reports

These reports show number of peaks climbed, highest point reached, and other statistics grouped by year or month.

User Created Content

US County High Point Links

Richard Hensley has self-identified as interested in climbing to the high points of counties in the United States.

   

 

I first started hiking when I lived in Colorado. During the summers, I often liked the challenge of climbing the state's 53 fourteeners.
Upon moving to Washington, I bought several books about hiking in the northwest. It gradually became apparent that my most satisfying hikes culminated in attaining a mountain top or peak. Thus peakbagging became my primary focus. But I still hold onto wanting to climb a mountain; thus I get no satisfaction in driving to the top. As a general rule, I try to gain at least half of a peak's prominence. The more famous or noticeable the mountain, the more of it I want to climb. Several years ago, I moved my home base to Las Vegas, centrally located to the American Southwest from California to Colorado & New Mexico.

My lists start with Mountain Range HPs (to me the most natural of all lists); P2Ks; Isolation; state & county HPs; and state thresholds (such as CO 14ers and NV 11ers). Sometimes I'll just see a peak from another one or from the road, and find it interesting enough to add.

I generally do not do technical climbs. I'll do about any Class 3. I'll do many Class 4s when with a group, but usually avoid when alone. Exposure depends on the situation.

Until April 2017, I drove a stock Nissan Pathfinder, I describe as 4WD Good Clearance, but not High Clearance. I now have a 4-door Jeep Rubicon. But my trip reports will show which type of vehicles I think can make it to the trailhead, since I don't think saying I drove a high clearance vehicle to a trailhead on a paved city street is useful information.

 

Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Complete
U.K. Constituent Country High Points375
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks3973.6
Great Basin Peaks List-Star Peaks872.7
Colorado Mountain Club Fourteeners3870.4
Southern Arizona Hiking Club Coronado 12660
USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks3859.4
Las Vegas Mountaineers Classics2958
Nevada Peaks Club Emblem Peaks457.1
Arizona County Prominence Peaks853.3
Contiguous 48 U.S. State High Points2552.1
Highest Priority Lists
ListPriority
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks1
Las Vegas Mountaineers Classics2
Great Basin Range5 High Points3
Nevada mountain range highpoints4
Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence5
Nevada Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation6
Nevada County High Points7
Utah mountain range highpoints8
Utah Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence9
Utah Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation10
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA2017-08-15
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO2004-08-16
Mount Massive14421USA-CO2006-08-30
Mount Harvard14420USA-CO2004-07-07
La Plata Peak14336USA-CO2016-08-31
Uncompahgre Peak14309USA-CO2004-07-20
Crestone Peak14294USA-CO2004-08-30
Mount Lincoln14286USA-CO2016-09-06 c
Grays Peak14270USA-CO1999 a
Mount Antero14269USA-CO2004-06-16
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA2017-08-15
Haleakala10023USA-HI2003-02-04
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO2004-08-16
San Gorgonio Mountain8294USA-CA2017-06-07
Charleston Peak8241USA-NV2014-09-21
Mount Adams8116USA-WA2008-09-09
Wheeler Peak7563USA-NV2016-08-07 a
Sacajawea Peak6388USA-OR2008-07-29
Mount Graham6320USA-AZ2016-04-24
Mount Peale6161USA-UT2018-06-27
P-Index: 276    Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 59    Link to Peak List sorted by isolation
E-Index: 427    Link to Peak List sorted by elevation

     
    



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