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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Rick Taylor's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (49 out of 50, or 98%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 6)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.11993-10-27
1.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.61993-10-27
3.Mount Washington62886158Mount Washington Massif819.61993-10-28
4.Mount Lafayette52603360Franconia Range17.31994-07-15
4.Mount Lincoln5089189Franconia Range.81994-07-15
4.Mount Garfield4500840Franconia Range2.21994-07-15
4.Mount Liberty4459399Franconia Range1.71994-07-15
4.Mount Flume4328428Franconia Range.91994-07-15
9.South Twin49021522Twin Range4.71994-07-16
9.Mount Bond4698318Twin Range2.71994-07-16
9.Mount Guyot4580200Twin Range1.11994-07-16
9.Bondcliffs4265205Twin Range1.01994-07-16
9.Galehead Mountain4024284Twin Range1.01994-07-16
14.West Bond4540200Twin Range.61994-07-17
14.Mount Field43401701Willey Range5.11994-07-17
14.Zealand Mountain4260240Twin Range1.01994-07-17
14.Mount Willey4255275Willey Range1.11994-07-17
14.Mount Tom4051351Willey Range1.11994-07-17
19.Mount Monroe5372264Southern Peaks1.01994-07-18
 Mount Franklin502050Southern Peaks.41994-07-18
19.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks1.21994-07-18
19.Mount Pierce4310240Southern Peaks1.21994-07-18
22.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.51997-11-28
23.Mount Jackson4052352Southern Peaks1.41998-07-02
24.Mount Waumbek40061299Pliny Range4.91998-11-27
25.Mount Cabot41702671Pilot Range13.11998-11-28
26.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range1.31999-07-03
 Wildcat B433060Carter Range.31999-07-03
 Wildcat C4298148Carter Range.41999-07-03
26.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.81999-07-03
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.21999-07-03
28.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.41999-07-04
 Mount Hight4675125Carter Range.71999-07-04
28.Middle Carter Mountain4610720Carter Range1.91999-07-04
 North Carter Mountain453060Carter Range.41999-07-04
28.South Carter Mountain4430240Carter Range1.01999-07-04
31.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.71999-08-06
32.North Twin4761301Twin Range1.01999-08-07
32.Mount Hale4054634Twin Range2.61999-08-07
34.Cannon Mountain4100760Kinsman Range2.51999-09-03
35.North Tripyramid41801360Central Sandwich Range5.01999-09-04
35.Middle Tripyramid4140280Central Sandwich Range.61999-09-04
37.Mount Osceola43402040Osceola-Tecumseh6.01999-09-05
37.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156336Osceola-Tecumseh.81999-09-05
39.Mount Hancock44201240Pemigewasset Ranges2.42002-10-28
39.South Hancock4319179Pemigewasset Ranges.82002-10-28
41.Mount Passaconaway4043823Central Sandwich Range3.02002-10-30
41.Mount Whiteface4020600Central Sandwich Range1.82002-10-30
43.Owls Head4025845Franconia Range2.02002-10-31
44.Mount Carrigain47002243Pemigewasset Ranges5.92002-11-01
45.Kinsman Mountain43582418Kinsman Range4.72004-07-18
45.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak4293273Kinsman Range.72004-07-18
47.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.62004-07-20
48.Mount Isolation4003223Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.22006-10-14
49.Mount Tecumseh40031743Osceola-Tecumseh2.62006-10-15
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Agiocochook Crag571819Mount Washington Massif.5 
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Sam Adams5585103Northern Peaks.4 
 Mount Clay5533149Northern Peaks.9 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill552279Mount Washington Massif.9 
 Boott Spur5502118Mount Washington Massif.5 
 John Quincy Adams541066Northern Peaks.3 
 Monticello Lawn Peak540723Northern Peaks.3 
 Abigail Adams535550Northern Peaks.3 
 Adams 5528438Northern Peaks.5 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak520760Southern Peaks.3 
 Mount Truman5020120Franconia Range.4 
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.8 
 Slide Peak South469232Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Mount Lethe458454Carter Range.3 
 Mount Blue4529149Moosilauke Area.7 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452363Moosilauke Area.9 
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.8 
 Southwest Twin435797Twin Range.6 
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.1 
 Fourth Howk431590Northern Peaks.7 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak4300120Pemigewasset Ranges.3 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak4293113Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9 
 Carter Dome-South Peak427464Carter Range.8 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak4220120Osceola-Tecumseh.4 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418545Southern Peaks.3 
 Mount Jim4172112Moosilauke Area.8 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411494Osceola-Tecumseh.3 
 South Tripyramid4100120Central Sandwich Range.3 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob409040Pilot Range.3 
 Emerald Bluff404545Northern Peaks.7 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak402080Pemigewasset Ranges.7 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges402080Central Sandwich Range1.9 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4020160Pemigewasset Ranges1.0 
 Sandwich Mountain39801200Central Sandwich Range5.0 

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List Description

This list of 48 ranked peaks in New Hampshire's White Mountains matches closely to that used by the Four Thousand Footer committee of the Applachian Mountain Club. The committee uses an "optimisitic" prominence threshold of 200 feet, which, in terrain covered by maps with 40-foot contours, is equivalent to the 160 feet of "clean" prominence used on this site.

The only discrepancy between the ranked summits on this list and the official 4000-footer club list is that the official list includes South Hancock but not Mount Guyot. This seems odd to me, since Guyot clearly has the exact same prominence as nearby West Bond, an official peak, and South Hancock clearly just misses the 160 foot clean prominence cut-off by 1 foot.

To see the official AMC version of the list, click here.

This list is a very popular peakbagging endeavor, with over 6000 recorded completers. All summits are reached by maintained hiking trails except for Owls Head, where a well-used herd path climbs up a steep landslide to the summit area. Isolation, Bond, West Bond, and Owls Head are the most remote from roads and the only ones that most hikers might not attempt as a day-hike.

The White Mountains (by most definitions) extend into Maine, so it should be pointed out that Old Speck would be on a theoretical "White Mountain 4000-foot Peaks" list of 49 ranked summits.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition (Smith, Daniell)

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

 


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