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Peakbagging Montana List of 53 Peaks

Showing Tram Stout's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 53, or 5.66%)

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.Big Baldy Mountain2797Little Belt Mountains10872004-07-02
2.Greathouse Peak2646Big Snowy Mountains12412004-08-01
3.Crazy Peak3417Crazy Mountains17432006-07-25
 Granite Peak3901Beartooth Mountains1457 
 Mount Wood3859Beartooth Mountains878 
 Castle Mountain3844Beartooth Mountains814 
 Hilgard Peak3449Madison Range1238 
 Mount Cowen3417Northern Absaroka Range814 
 Tweedy Mountain3400Pioneer Mountains1163 
 Eighteenmile Peak3391Beaverhead Mountains498 
 Electric Peak3343Gallatin Range1036 
 Garfield Mountain3341Beaverhead Mountains1006 
 West Goat Peak3290Anaconda Range1211 
 Homer Youngs Peak3237Beaverhead Mountains976 
 South Sheep Mountain3233Lionshead-Henrys Lake Ranges1120 
 Hollowtop Mountain3232Tobacco Root Mountains1190 
 Sunset Peak3225Snowcrest Range1146 
 Mount Cleveland3190Lewis Range1599 
 Table Mountain3116Highland Mountains1348 
 Mount Jefferson3110Centennial Mountains1031 
 Mount Powell3099Flint Creek Range1142 
 Trapper Peak3096Central Bitteroot Range1088 
 Mount Stimson3091Lewis Range1342 
 Kintla Peak3079Livingston Range1341 
 McDonald Peak2993Mission Range1722 
 Sacagawea Peak2941Bridger Range1204 
 Mount Edith2896Big Belt Mountains1253 
 Crow Peak2869Elkhorn Mountains1160 
 Red Mountain2868Flathead Range1159 
 Rocky Mountain2863Rocky Mountain Front991 
 Ruby Benchmark2862Ruby Range747 
 Holland Peak2852Swan Range1224 
 Haystack Mountain2688Bolder Batholith737 
 Big Pryor Mountain2678Pryor Mountains1309 
 Snowshoe Peak2663Cabinet Mountains1658 
 Great Northern Mountain2653Flathead Range770 
 Old Baldy2652Big Snowy Mountains427 
 McLeod Peak2627Rattlesnake Mountains1146 
 Elk Peak2611Castle Mountains844 
 Butte Cabin Ridge2581John Long Mountains783 
 Black Mountain2539Garnet Range777 
 Nasukoin Mountain2465Whitefish-MacDonald Range935 
 Ch-paa-qn Peak2437Ninemile-Reservation Divides1224 
 Quartz Benchmark2368Northern Bitterroot Range582 
 Northwest Peak2348United States Purcell Mountains1358 
 Highwood Baldy2338Highwood Mountains1006 
 Baldy Mountain2275Thompson-Baldy Area1245 
 McGuire Mountain2131Salish Mountains942 
 West Butte2128Western International Border Area Plains1109 
 Bearpaw Baldy2108Western International Border Area Plains1289 
 O'Brien Mountain2064United States Purcell Mountains961 
 Antoine Butte1750Western International Border Area Plains821 
 West Chalk Butte1283Southeast Montana Plains73 

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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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