Triple Crown CoHPs
Showing Matt Varney's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 10, or 20%)
|Rank||County||Peak|| Elev-Ft ||Range (Level 4)|| Prom-Ft ||Ascents||Ascent Date|
|1.||WA-Pierce||Mount Rainier||14,411||South Washington Cascades||13,246||2041|| |
|2.||CA-Siskiyou||Mount Shasta||14,162||California Cascades||9762||1120||2011-07-30|
|3.||WY-Fremont/WY-Sublette||Gannett Peak||13,804||Wind River Range||7076||270|| |
|4.||WY-Teton||Grand Teton||13,770||Teton Range-Yellowstone Area||6530||359|| |
|5.||OR-Clackamas/OR-Hood River||Mount Hood||11,239||Oregon Cascades||7706||1459||2013-07-02|
|6.||WA-Whatcom||Mount Baker||10,781||North Cascades||8812||1304|| |
|7.||WA-Snohomish||Glacier Peak||10,520||North Cascades||7498||590|| |
|8.||OR-Jefferson/OR-Linn||Mount Jefferson||10,497||Oregon Cascades||5777||166|| |
|9.||MT-Glacier||Mount Cleveland||10,466||Glacier National Park Ranges||5226||73|| |
|10.||WA-Jefferson||Mount Olympus||7969||Olympic Mountains||7838||365|| |
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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
Map Showing Location of Peaks
= Peaks climbed by Matt Varney = Unclimbed peaksClick on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.
(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)
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