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Peakbagging Montana List of 53 Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.Granite Peak12,7994759  
2.Mount Wood12,6602860  
3.Castle Mountain12,6122652  
4.Hilgard Peak11,3164063  
5.Mount Cowen11,2122652  
6.Crazy Peak11,2095709  
7.Tweedy Mountain11,1543794  
8.Eighteenmile Peak11,1251635  
9.Electric Peak10,9693389  
10.Garfield Mountain10,9613281  
11.West Goat Peak10,7933953  
12.Homer Youngs Peak10,6213181  
13.South Sheep Mountain10,6063666  
14.Hollowtop Mountain10,6043884  
15.Sunset Peak10,5813741  
16.Mount Cleveland10,4665226  
17.Table Mountain10,2234422  
18.Mount Jefferson10,2033363  
19.Mount Powell10,1683728  
20.Trapper Peak10,1573570  
21.Mount Stimson10,1424382  
22.Kintla Peak10,1014401  
23.McDonald Peak98205640  
24.Sacagawea Peak96503930  
25.Mount Edith94804080  
26.Crow Peak94143805  
27.Red Mountain94113801  
28.Rocky Mountain93923232  
29.Ruby Benchmark93912431  
30.Holland Peak93563996  
31.Big Baldy Mountain91773557  
32.Haystack Mountain88192419  
33.Big Pryor Mountain87864286  
34.Snowshoe Peak87385418  
35.Great Northern Mountain87052505  
36.Greathouse Peak86814061  
37.Old Baldy86801360  
38.McLeod Peak86203740  
39.Elk Peak85662768  
40.Butte Cabin Ridge84682548  
41.Black Mountain83302530  
42.Nasukoin Mountain80863046  
43.Ch-paa-qn Peak79963996  
44.Quartz Benchmark77701890  
45.Northwest Peak77054424  
46.Highwood Baldy76703290  
47.Baldy Mountain74644064  
48.McGuire Mountain69913071  
49.West Butte69833633  
50.Bearpaw Baldy69164226  
51.O'Brien Mountain67723132  
52.Antoine Butte57202670  
53.West Chalk Butte4200220  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Dale York, 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

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.


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


     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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