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Peakbagging Montana List of 53 Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
6.Crazy Peak34171740  
23.McDonald Peak29931719  
34.Snowshoe Peak26631651  
16.Mount Cleveland31901593  
1.Granite Peak39011451  
45.Northwest Peak23481348  
17.Table Mountain31161348  
22.Kintla Peak30791341  
21.Mount Stimson30911336  
33.Big Pryor Mountain26781306  
50.Bearpaw Baldy21081288  
25.Mount Edith28901244  
47.Baldy Mountain22751239  
4.Hilgard Peak34491238  
36.Greathouse Peak26461238  
43.Ch-paa-qn Peak24371218  
30.Holland Peak28521218  
11.West Goat Peak32901205  
24.Sacagawea Peak29411198  
14.Hollowtop Mountain32321184  
26.Crow Peak28691160  
27.Red Mountain28681159  
7.Tweedy Mountain34001156  
15.Sunset Peak32251140  
38.McLeod Peak26271140  
19.Mount Powell30991136  
13.South Sheep Mountain32331117  
49.West Butte21281107  
20.Trapper Peak30961088  
31.Big Baldy Mountain27971084  
9.Electric Peak33431033  
18.Mount Jefferson31101025  
46.Highwood Baldy23381003  
10.Garfield Mountain33411000  
28.Rocky Mountain2863985  
12.Homer Youngs Peak3237970  
51.O'Brien Mountain2064955  
48.McGuire Mountain2131936  
42.Nasukoin Mountain2465928  
2.Mount Wood3859872  
39.Elk Peak2611844  
52.Antoine Butte1743814  
5.Mount Cowen3417808  
3.Castle Mountain3844808  
40.Butte Cabin Ridge2581777  
41.Black Mountain2539771  
35.Great Northern Mountain2653764  
29.Ruby Benchmark2862741  
32.Haystack Mountain2688737  
44.Quartz Benchmark2368576  
8.Eighteenmile Peak3391498  
37.Old Baldy2646415  
53.West Chalk Butte128067  

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

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

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