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Triple Crown CoHPs

Showing Erik Ruselowski's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 10, or 20%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.WA-PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2102005-08-27
2.CA-SiskiyouMount Shasta14,162California Cascades9762 
3.WY-Fremont/WY-SubletteGannett Peak13,804Wind River Range7076 
4.WY-TetonGrand Teton13,770Teton Range-Yellowstone Area6530 
5.OR-Clackamas/OR-Hood RiverMount Hood11,239Oregon Cascades77062008-07-02
6.WA-WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades8812 
7.WA-SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498 
8.OR-Jefferson/OR-LinnMount Jefferson10,497Oregon Cascades5777 
9.MT-GlacierMount Cleveland10,466Glacier National Park Ranges5226 
10.WA-JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838 

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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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