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USA Lower 48 Triple Divide Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Minimum basin size of 1500 square miles

RankPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.Crumbly Spire13,260127  
2.Headwaters Hill11,862402  
3.Three Waters Mountain-North Slope11,62040  
4.Sonora Peak11,4591816  
5.Reeds Peak10,015715  
6.Commissary Ridge Triple Divide9940   
7.Winnemucca Lake Southeast982040  
8.Chiricahua Peak97595149  
9.Sawmill Mountain-West Peak8749450  
10.Salton-Santa Ana-Great Basin Triple Divide8740   
11.Oregon Buttes8558   
12.South Great Divide Basin Peak8500590  
13.Burro Peak80302020  
14.Triple Divide Peak8020220  
15.Miller Mountain75131333  
16.New York Benchmark746195  
17.Colorado-Wilcox-Yaqui Triple Divide6444130  
18.Mount Washington62886158  
19.North Skylight Ridge626666  
20.Dishpan Gap North5892232  
21.Sproats Meadow Northwest571080  
22.Mud Lake East5215   
23.Mississippi-Rio Grande-Brazos Triple Divide474510  
24.Rio Grande-Colorado-Brazos Triple Divide44836  
25.Watering Pond Knob-Northeast Ridge434040  
26.Mount Field-Northwest Summit430040  
27.Young Lick Knob3820320  
28.Mississippi-Santee-Pee Dee Triple Divide3740147  
29.Sassafrass Mountain-East Peak354040  
30.Salmon Mountain3413903  
31.Border Monument 441 Peak335060  
32.Styles Peak-North Peak329798  
33.Saddleback Mountain-West Peak3296276  
34.Long Mountain3220360  
35.Sandy Bay Mountain31101160  
36.Mississippi-Susquehanna-Potomac Triple Divide Point2850   
36.Brush Mountain - New-James-Roanoke Triple Divide2850   
38.Mississippi-Roanoke-Pee Dee Triple Divide2810   
39.Salton-Colorado-Great Basin Triple Divide2710   
40.Woodchuck Hill-East Peak267020  
41.Potter County Triple Divide Point2530200  
42.Colorado-Nueces-Guadalupe Triple Divide2390   
43.Webb Benchmark Northeast2363   
44.Hudson-Connecticut-Housatanic Triple Divide2116   
45.Border Monument 318 Peak1930180  
46.Peters Mountain-Southwest Slope181020  
47.South Crow Hill1650127  
48.Lula Triple Divide1350   
49.Trinity-Brazos-Red Triple Divide1255   
50.Kernersville Triple Divide1015   
51.Mississippi-Trinity-Sabine Triple Divide705   
52.Choctaw Lookout Tower670   
53.Roanoke-Tar-Neuse Triple Divide645   
54.James-Roanoke-Nottoway Triple Divide635   
55.Colorado-Guadalupe-Lavaca Triple Divide507   
56.Apalachicola-Altamaha-Suwanee Triple Divide475   
57.Brazos-Trinity-San Jacinto Triple Divide385   

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Sean Phillips, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

To be on this list, a peak must be the triple divide point of three basins of rivers that reach marine water, and the smallest of these basins must have an area of over 1500 square miles. This last condition excludes what could easily be hundreds of peaks that are triple divides that involve small rivers and tiny coastal creeks.

Also, this list only shows triple divide points for rivers that enter the ocean directly (or for well-defined internal drainages). Therefore, the entire Mississippi-Missouri-Ohio system is considered one basin, and triple divides that include two or three components of this system (e.g. the Colorado-Arkansas-Platte triple divide, where the Arkansas and Platte are both Mississippi tributaries) are not shown. This does leave out a large number of points in the central part of the United States, but most of these points would be low hills in relatively flat country.


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