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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing David Darby'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 Washington62886158Mount Washington Massif819.62004-02-08
2.Cannon Mountain4100760Kinsman Range2.52008-06-14
3.Mount Lafayette52603360Franconia Range17.32009-01-02
3.Mount Lincoln5089189Franconia Range.82009-01-02
 Mount Truman5020120Franconia Range.42009-01-02
5.Mount Field43401701Willey Range5.12009-03-04
5.Mount Willey4255275Willey Range1.12009-03-04
5.Mount Tom4051351Willey Range1.12009-03-04
8.Mount Bond4698318Twin Range2.72009-03-05
8.Mount Guyot4580200Twin Range1.12009-03-05
8.Zealand Mountain4260240Twin Range1.02009-03-05
11.Mount Passaconaway4043823Central Sandwich Range3.02010-09-11
11.Mount Whiteface4020600Central Sandwich Range1.82010-09-11
 Sandwich Mountain39801200Central Sandwich Range5.02010-11-13
13.Mount Osceola43402040Osceola-Tecumseh6.02011-01-15
13.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156336Osceola-Tecumseh.82011-01-15
13.Mount Tecumseh40031743Osceola-Tecumseh2.62011-01-15
16.North Tripyramid41801360Central Sandwich Range5.02011-01-16
16.Middle Tripyramid4140280Central Sandwich Range.62011-01-16
 South Tripyramid4100120Central Sandwich Range.32011-01-16
18.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.42011-02-05
 Mount Hight4675125Carter Range.72011-02-05
18.Middle Carter Mountain4610720Carter Range1.92011-02-05
 Mount Lethe458454Carter Range.32011-02-05
 North Carter Mountain453060Carter Range.42011-02-05
18.South Carter Mountain4430240Carter Range1.02011-02-05
18.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range1.32011-02-05
 Wildcat B433060Carter Range.32011-02-05
 Wildcat C4298148Carter Range.42011-02-05
18.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.82011-02-05
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.22011-02-05
23.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.52011-02-18
24.Mount Cabot41702671Pilot Range13.12011-02-19
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob409040Pilot Range.32011-02-19
25.Kinsman Mountain43582418Kinsman Range4.72011-02-26
25.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak4293273Kinsman Range.72011-02-26
27.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.62011-02-27
28.Mount Liberty4459399Franconia Range1.72011-03-18
28.Mount Flume4328428Franconia Range.92011-03-18
30.Mount Monroe5372264Southern Peaks1.02011-03-19
 Mount Monroe-West Peak520760Southern Peaks.32011-03-19
 Mount Franklin502050Southern Peaks.42011-03-19
30.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks1.22011-03-19
30.Mount Pierce4310240Southern Peaks1.22011-03-19
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418545Southern Peaks.32011-03-19
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.32011-07-25
33.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.12011-07-25
33.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.72011-07-25
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.32011-07-25
 Mount Clay5533149Northern Peaks.92011-07-25
 John Quincy Adams541066Northern Peaks.32011-07-25
33.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.62011-07-25
 Adams 5528438Northern Peaks.52011-07-25
 Fourth Howk431590Northern Peaks.72011-07-25
 Mount Blue4529149Moosilauke Area.72012-01-07
 Mount Jim4172112Moosilauke Area.82012-01-07
36.Mount Hancock44201240Pemigewasset Ranges2.42012-01-08
36.South Hancock4319179Pemigewasset Ranges.82012-01-08
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak4300120Pemigewasset Ranges.32012-01-08
38.West Bond4540200Twin Range.62012-02-11
38.Bondcliffs4265205Twin Range1.02012-02-11
40.South Twin49021522Twin Range4.72012-02-18
40.North Twin4761301Twin Range1.02012-02-18
40.Mount Garfield4500840Franconia Range2.22012-02-18
40.Galehead Mountain4024284Twin Range1.02012-02-18
44.Mount Hale4054634Twin Range2.62012-02-19
45.Mount Carrigain47002243Pemigewasset Ranges5.92012-03-03
46.Owls Head4025845Franconia Range2.02012-03-10
47.Mount Waumbek40061299Pliny Range4.92012-03-11
 Boott Spur5502118Mount Washington Massif.52012-03-17
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.82012-03-17
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak4293113Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.92012-03-17
48.Mount Isolation4003223Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.22012-03-17
49.Mount Jackson4052352Southern Peaks1.42012-03-18
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452363Moosilauke Area.92012-08-20
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak4220120Osceola-Tecumseh.42012-10-27
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411494Osceola-Tecumseh.32012-10-27
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges402080Central Sandwich Range1.92013-02-02
 Agiocochook Crag571819Mount Washington Massif.5 
 Sam Adams5585103Northern Peaks.4 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill552279Mount Washington Massif.9 
 Monticello Lawn Peak540723Northern Peaks.3 
 Abigail Adams535550Northern Peaks.3 
 Slide Peak South469232Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.8 
 Southwest Twin435797Twin Range.6 
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.1 
 Carter Dome-South Peak427464Carter Range.8 
 Emerald Bluff404545Northern Peaks.7 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak402080Pemigewasset Ranges.7 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4020160Pemigewasset Ranges1.0 

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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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