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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Vernon Beausoleil's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (49 out of 56, or 87.5%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Opt)
 Prom-Ft
(Opt)
Range (Level 6)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Washington62886168Mount Washington Massif819.62006-06-05
 Boott Spur5512138Mount Washington Massif.52006-06-05
1.Mount Monroe5372274Southern Peaks1.02006-06-05
3.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.12006-06-17
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.72006-06-17
 Mount Clay5533159Northern Peaks.92006-06-17
3.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.62006-06-17
 Mount Franklin504080Southern Peaks.42006-06-17
3.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks1.22006-06-17
3.Mount Pierce4310250Southern Peaks1.22006-06-17
8.Cannon Mountain4120800Kinsman Range2.52007-06-08
9.Mount Lafayette52803400Franconia Range17.32007-06-09
9.Mount Lincoln5089209Franconia Range.82007-06-09
9.Mount Liberty4459419Franconia Range1.72007-06-09
9.Mount Flume4328448Franconia Range.92007-06-09
13.South Twin49021542Twin Range4.72007-09-14
13.North Twin4761321Twin Range1.02007-09-14
13.Mount Garfield4520880Franconia Range2.22007-09-14
13.Galehead Mountain4024304Twin Range1.02007-09-14
17.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.52008-07-11
18.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.42008-07-12
 Mount Hight4675135Carter Range.72008-07-12
18.Middle Carter Mountain4620740Carter Range1.92008-07-12
18.South Carter Mountain4440260Carter Range1.02008-07-12
18.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range1.32008-07-12
 Wildcat B434080Carter Range.32008-07-12
 Wildcat C4298158Carter Range.42008-07-12
18.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.82008-07-12
23.Kinsman Mountain43582438Kinsman Range4.72008-09-07
23.Kinsman Mountain-North Peak4293293Kinsman Range.72008-09-07
25.Mount Hancock44401280Pemigewasset Ranges2.42008-10-18
25.South Hancock4319199Pemigewasset Ranges.82008-10-18
27.Mount Osceola43602080Osceola-Tecumseh6.02008-10-19
27.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156356Osceola-Tecumseh.82008-10-19
29.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.62008-11-30
30.Mount Field43601721Willey Range5.12009-02-07
30.Mount Willey4255295Willey Range1.12009-02-07
30.Mount Tom4051371Willey Range1.12009-02-07
33.Mount Waumbek40061309Pliny Range4.92009-03-20
34.Mount Isolation4003243Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges1.22009-03-21
35.North Tripyramid42001400Central Sandwich Range5.02009-05-16
35.Middle Tripyramid4160320Central Sandwich Range.62009-05-16
35.Mount Tecumseh40031763Osceola-Tecumseh2.62009-05-16
38.Mount Jackson4052372Southern Peaks1.42009-09-18
39.Mount Carrigain47202263Pemigewasset Ranges5.92009-09-19
40.Mount Passaconaway4043843Central Sandwich Range3.02009-11-21
40.Mount Whiteface4040640Central Sandwich Range1.82009-11-21
42.Mount Hale4054654Twin Range2.62010-03-12
43.Mount Cabot41802681Pilot Range13.12010-07-06
44.Owls Head4025865Franconia Range2.02010-08-14
45.Mount Guyot4600240Twin Range1.12010-11-06
45.West Bond4560240Twin Range.62010-11-06
45.Zealand Mountain4280280Twin Range1.02010-11-06
48.Mount Bond4698338Twin Range2.72010-11-07
48.Bondcliffs4265225Twin Range1.02010-11-07
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Agiocochook Crag571829Mount Washington Massif.5 
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Sam Adams5585113Northern Peaks.4 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill553299Mount Washington Massif.9 
 John Quincy Adams541076Northern Peaks.3 
 Monticello Lawn Peak540733Northern Peaks.3 
 Abigail Adams535560Northern Peaks.3 
 Adams 5529458Northern Peaks.5 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak521780Southern Peaks.3 
 Mount Truman5040160Franconia Range.4 
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.8 
 Slide Peak South469252Mount Washington Massif.3 
 Mount Lethe458464Carter Range.3 
 North Carter Mountain454080Carter Range.4 
 Mount Blue4529169Moosilauke Area.7 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452383Moosilauke Area.9 
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.8 
 Southwest Twin4357117Twin Range.6 
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.1 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak4320160Pemigewasset Ranges.3 
 Fourth Howk4315115Northern Peaks.7 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak4293133Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9 
 Carter Dome-South Peak427474Carter Range.8 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak4240160Osceola-Tecumseh.4 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418565Southern Peaks.3 
 Mount Jim4172132Moosilauke Area.8 
 South Tripyramid4120160Central Sandwich Range.3 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak4114114Osceola-Tecumseh.3 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob410060Pilot Range.3 
 Emerald Bluff406565Northern Peaks.7 
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak4040120Pemigewasset Ranges.7 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges4040120Central Sandwich Range1.9 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4040200Pemigewasset Ranges1.0 
 Sandwich Mountain40001240Central 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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