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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Lisa Berntsen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 48, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 6)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Washington62886148Mount Washington Massif819.64096 
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.2134 
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.01835 
 Agiocochook Crag57189Mount Washington Massif.229 
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.71728 
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3101 
 Sam Adams558593Northern Peaks.3141 
 Mount Clay5533139Northern Peaks.6592 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill551259Mount Washington Massif.570 
 Boott Spur549298Mount Washington Massif.5341 
 John Quincy Adams541056Northern Peaks.2171 
 Monticello Lawn Peak540713Northern Peaks.193 
4.Mount Monroe5372254Southern Peaks.71723 
5.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.61761 
 Abigail Adams535540Northern Peaks.1133 
 Adams 5525620Northern Peaks.1196 
6.Mount Lafayette52403320Franconia Range17.22497 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak519739Southern Peaks.1348 
7.Mount Lincoln5089169Franconia Range.72195 
 Mount Truman500080Franconia Range.2732 
 Mount Franklin500020Southern Peaks.3619 
8.South Twin49021502Twin Range4.71462 
9.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.01190 
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.2219 
10.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.51869 
11.North Twin4761281Twin Range.81144 
12.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.71780 
13.Mount Bond4698298Twin Range2.31181 
 Slide Peak South469212Mount Washington Massif.226 
14.Mount Carrigain46802223Pemigewasset Ranges5.91018 
 Mount Hight4675115Carter Range.6615 
15.Middle Carter Mountain4600700Carter Range1.91044 
 Mount Lethe458444Carter Range.3236 
16.Mount Guyot4560160Twin Range.7939 
 Mount Blue4529129Moosilauke Area.5159 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452343Moosilauke Area.5499 
17.West Bond4520160Twin Range.41016 
 North Carter Mountain452040Carter Range.4407 
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.162 
18.Mount Garfield4480800Franconia Range2.01455 
19.Mount Liberty4459379Franconia Range1.51700 
20.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.91091 
21.South Carter Mountain4420220Carter Range.71045 
22.Mount Hancock44001200Pemigewasset Ranges2.21138 
23.South Kinsman Mountain43582398Kinsman Range4.41254 
 Southwest Twin435777Twin Range.337 
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.059 
24.Mount Flume4328408Franconia Range.81474 
25.Mount Osceola43202000Osceola-Tecumseh6.01576 
25.Mount Field43201681Willey Range.01381 
 Wildcat B432040Carter Range.2620 
 South Hancock4319159Pemigewasset Ranges.71103 
 Fourth Howk431565Northern Peaks.244 
27.Mount Pierce4310230Southern Peaks.91979 
 Wildcat C4298138Carter Range.4667 
28.North Kinsman Mountain4293253Kinsman Range.71373 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak429393Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.4112 
 Mount Hancock-Middle Peak428080Pemigewasset Ranges.3375 
 Carter Dome-South Peak427454Carter Range.3100 
29.Bondcliffs4265185Twin Range.71151 
30.Mount Willey4255255Willey Range1.01230 
 Greenleaf Knob424545Franconia Range.1192 
31.Zealand Mountain4240200Twin Range.61114 
 Mount Osceola-Middle Peak420080Osceola-Tecumseh.385 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418525Southern Peaks.2292 
 Mount Jim417292Moosilauke Area.5150 
32.Mount Cabot41602661Pilot Range12.9931 
32.North Tripyramid41601320Central Sandwich Range5.01145 
34.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156316Osceola-Tecumseh.71397 
35.Middle Tripyramid4120240Central Sandwich Range.61117 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak411474Osceola-Tecumseh.380 
36.Cannon Mountain4080720Kinsman Range1.71478 
 South Tripyramid408080Central Sandwich Range.3586 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob408020Pilot Range.2232 
37.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.71092 
38.Mount Hale4054614Twin Range2.11165 
39.Mount Jackson4052332Southern Peaks1.21631 
40.Mount Tom4051331Willey Range.81330 
41.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.31030 
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2498 
42.Mount Passaconaway4043803Central Sandwich Range3.01091 
43.Owls Head4025825Franconia Range1.6810 
 Emerald Bluff402525Northern Peaks.022 
44.Galehead Mountain4024264Twin Range.51105 
45.Mount Waumbek40061289Pliny Range4.81106 
46.Mount Tecumseh40031723Osceola-Tecumseh2.41473 
46.Mount Isolation4003203Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9873 
48.Mount Whiteface4000560Central Sandwich Range1.81136 
 Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4000120Pemigewasset Ranges.572 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak400040Pemigewasset Ranges.329 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges400040Central Sandwich Range1.9345 
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak399639Pliny Range.254 
 Sandwich Mountain39601160Central Sandwich Range4.9406 

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List Description

This list of 48 ranked peaks in New Hampshire's White Mountains matches closely to that used by the Four Thousand Footer committee of the Applachian Mountain Club. The committee uses an "optimisitic" prominence threshold of 200 feet, which, in terrain covered by maps with 40-foot contours, is equivalent to the 160 feet of "clean" prominence used on this site.

The only discrepancy between the ranked summits on this list and the official 4000-footer club list is that the official list includes South Hancock but not Mount Guyot. This seems odd to me, since Guyot clearly has the exact same prominence as nearby West Bond, an official peak, and South Hancock clearly just misses the 160 foot clean prominence cut-off by 1 foot.

To see the official AMC version of the list, click here.

This list is a very popular peakbagging endeavor, with over 6000 recorded completers. All summits are reached by maintained hiking trails except for Owls Head, where a well-used herd path climbs up a steep landslide to the summit area. Isolation, Bond, West Bond, and Owls Head are the most remote from roads and the only ones that most hikers might not attempt as a day-hike.

The White Mountains (by most definitions) extend into Maine, so it should be pointed out that Old Speck would be on a theoretical "White Mountain 4000-foot Peaks" list of 49 ranked summits.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       AMC White Mountain Guide, 28th Edition (Smith, Daniell)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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