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Triple Crown CoHPs

Showing Craig Robertson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 10, or 40%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.WA-WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades26861992-06-04
2.OR-Clackamas/OR-Hood RiverMount Hood3426Oregon Cascades23491995-06-01
3.WA-PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades40261996-01-12
4.WA-SnohomishGlacier Peak3206North Cascades22852003
 CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta4317California Cascades2976 
 WY-Fremont/WY-SubletteGannett Peak4207Wind River Range2156 
 WY-TetonGrand Teton4197Teton Range-Yellowstone Area1990 
 OR-Jefferson/OR-LinnMount Jefferson3199Oregon Cascades1760 
 MT-GlacierMount Cleveland3190Glacier National Park Ranges1593 
 WA-JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains2389 

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List Description

This list of ten peaks shows all the county high points in the 48 contiguous United States that meet these three criteria:

  • They have over 5000 feet of topographic prominence ("Ultras")
  • An ascent requires over 5000 feet of elevation gain from a passenger-car passable road
  • They are on the Apex List of the twenty toughtest County high points

Every peak on this list, therefore, is exceptionally prominent, physically demanding, and technically difficult. They represent the "cream of the cream" of U.S. county high points outside Alaska. Note that since the list is limited to county high point peaks, that could be considered a fourth criterion and therefore the list is kind of a "quadruple crown".

Note that to qualify as a list completer, you must actually climb over 5000 feet to reach the summit of these peaks. Normally that is not an issue, since by definition the highest trailheads require that gain. An exception is Mount Hood, where many climbers use a charilift or snow-cat to get a higher start, and doing that means you can not technically claim completion of this list. Same thing goes for using a snowmobile to get high on Mount Baker. The other 8 peaks are ringed by wilderness where regulations prohibit any motorized transport.

Links

     Map of Triple Crown Counties and Criteria

 


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