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Peakbagging Montana List of 53 Peaks

Showing Tim Worth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (41 out of 53, or 77.36%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Tweedy Mountain11,154Pioneer Mountains37942002
1.West Goat Peak10,793Anaconda Range39532002
3.Mount Wood12,660Beartooth Mountains28602003
3.Crazy Peak11,209Crazy Mountains57092003
3.Mount Cleveland10,466Lewis Range52262003
3.Table Mountain10,223Highland Mountains44222003
3.Mount Powell10,168Flint Creek Range37282003
3.Mount Edith9480Big Belt Mountains40802003
3.Crow Peak9414Elkhorn Mountains38052003
3.Big Baldy Mountain9177Little Belt Mountains35572003
3.Greathouse Peak8681Big Snowy Mountains40612003
3.Old Baldy8680Big Snowy Mountains13602003
13.Trapper Peak10,157Central Bitteroot Range35702004
13.Mount Stimson10,142Lewis Range43822004
13.Rocky Mountain9392Rocky Mountain Front32322004
13.Quartz Benchmark7770Northern Bitterroot Range18902004
17.Castle Mountain12,612Beartooth Mountains26522005
18.Hilgard Peak11,316Madison Range40632007
18.Mount Jefferson10,203Centennial Mountains33632007
20.Highwood Baldy7670Highwood Mountains32902008-07-09
21.West Butte6983Western International Border Area Plains36332008-07-10
22.McDonald Peak9820Mission Range56402008-07-12
23.Snowshoe Peak8738Cabinet Mountains54182008-07-14
24.Ch-paa-qn Peak7996Ninemile-Reservation Divides39962008-07-17
25.Red Mountain9411Flathead Range38012008-07-19
26.Sacagawea Peak9650Bridger Range39302016
26.Big Pryor Mountain8786Pryor Mountains42862016
28.Eighteenmile Peak11,125Beaverhead Mountains16352017
28.Garfield Mountain10,961Beaverhead Mountains32812017
28.South Sheep Mountain10,606Lionshead-Henrys Lake Ranges36662017
28.Sunset Peak10,581Snowcrest Range37412017
28.Holland Peak9356Swan Range39962017
28.Haystack Mountain8819Bolder Batholith24192017
28.Great Northern Mountain8705Flathead Range25052017
28.Butte Cabin Ridge8468John Long Mountains25482017
28.Black Mountain8330Garnet Range25302017
28.Nasukoin Mountain8086Whitefish-MacDonald Range30462017
28.Northwest Peak7705United States Purcell Mountains44242017
28.Baldy Mountain7464Thompson-Baldy Area40642017
28.McGuire Mountain6991Salish Mountains30712017
28.O'Brien Mountain6772United States Purcell Mountains31322017
 Granite Peak12,799Beartooth Mountains4759 
 Mount Cowen11,212Northern Absaroka Range2652 
 Electric Peak10,969Gallatin Range3389 
 Homer Youngs Peak10,621Beaverhead Mountains3181 
 Hollowtop Mountain10,604Tobacco Root Mountains3884 
 Kintla Peak10,101Livingston Range4401 
 Ruby Benchmark9391Ruby Range2431 
 McLeod Peak8620Rattlesnake Mountains3740 
 Elk Peak8566Castle Mountains2768 
 Bearpaw Baldy6916Western International Border Area Plains4226 
 Antoine Butte5720Western International Border Area Plains2670 
 West Chalk Butte4200Southeast Montana Plains220 

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List Description

Cedron Jones is perhaps the most prolific peakbagger in the history of Montana, with over 1000 ascents of peaks in the state to his credit over many decades of exploring its huge variety of mountains. In 2011 he wrote a new guidebook, Peakbagging Montana, with climbing information for 53 of the most prominent, interesting, and representative peaks in Montana, based on his intimate knowledge of the subject.

This list, while not based on any objective criteria, has several virtues. It does not contain as many relatively flat peaks and "liners" as the Montana county high point list, it has fewer peaks than the daunting 143 on the 2000-foot prominence list for the state, and it has more geographic diversity than the 11,000-foot peak list, which is inordinately focused on the Beartooths.

There are still many stiff challenges on this list, and only skilled scramblers comfortable on Montana's notoriously crumbly rock will be able to complete it. Under ideal weather and route conditions, no peak on this list will require a rope for peakbaggers comfortable with class 3 terrain with occasional bits of class 4. Still, many peaks require multi-day expeditions and solid wilderness skills. The peaks in Glacier National Park and the Beartooths in particular can be difficult.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cedron Jones and Chris Cauble of Riverbend Publishing for putting together the list and the Peakbagging Montana book.

Links

     Riverbend Publishing - Peakbagging Montana

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Peakbagging Montana (Jones)

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

 


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