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Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
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1.Mount Elbert14,4339073  
2.Mount Massive14,4211941  
3.Mount Harvard14,4202340  
4.Blanca Peak14,3455326  
5.La Plata Peak14,3361816  
 Mount Massive-Northwest Peak14,320240  
6.Uncompahgre Peak14,3094277  
7.Crestone Peak14,2944534  
8.Mount Lincoln14,2863862  
 Mount Massive-Green Peak14,28080  
9.Grays Peak14,2702750  
10.Mount Antero14,2692503  
11.Torreys Peak14,267560  
12.Castle Peak14,2652345  
12.Quandary Peak14,2651105  
14.Mount Evans14,2642744  
 Mount Evans-West Peak14,25696  
15.Longs Peak14,2552940  
16.Mount Wilson14,2464024  
 Crestone Peak-Northeast Peak14,24080  
 Crestone Peak-East Peak14,24040  
 Mount Cameron14,238118  
17.Mount Shavano14,2291619  
18.Mount Princeton14,1972157  
18.Mount Belford14,1971317  
18.Crestone Needle14,197437  
21.Mount Yale14,1961876  
22.Mount Bross14,172292  
 Mount Massive-Far Northwest Peak14,1699  
23.Kit Carson Mountain14,1651005  
 La Plata Peak-East Peak14,16040  
 El Diente14,159239  
24.Maroon Peak14,1562316  
25.Tabeguache Peak14,155435  
26.Mount Oxford14,153633  
27.Mount Sneffels14,1503030  
28.Mount Democrat14,148748  
 Mount Elbert-South Peak14,134214  
 Mount Massive-Southeast Peak14,132212  
29.Capitol Peak14,1301730  
30.Pikes Peak14,1105510  
 Mount Wilson-South Peak14,110150  
 Mount Wilson-West Peak14,100100  
31.Snowmass Mountain14,0921132  
32.Windom Peak14,0872167  
33.Mount Eolus14,0841004  
34.Challenger Point14,081281  
35.Mount Columbia14,073873  
36.Missouri Mountain14,067827  
37.Humboldt Peak14,0641184  
38.Mount Bierstadt14,060700  
39.Sunlight Peak14,059379  
40.Handies Peak14,0481888  
41.Culebra Peak14,0474807  
42.Mount Lindsey14,0421522  
42.Ellingwood Point14,042322  
 Conundrum Peak14,040200  
 Longs Peak-Southeast Peak14,040200  
 North Eolus14,039159  
44.Little Bear Peak14,037357  
45.Mount Sherman14,036850  
46.Redcloud Peak14,0341436  
 South Conundrum Peak14,02222  
 Little Bear Peak-South Peak14,02060  
47.Pyramid Peak14,0181618  
48.Wilson Peak14,017857  
49.Wetterhorn Peak14,0151615  
50.San Luis Peak14,0143113  
 North Maroon Peak14,014214  
51.Mount of the Holy Cross14,0052111  
52.Huron Peak14,0031403  
53.Sunshine Peak14,001481  
 South Bross Peak14,00040  
 Columbia Point13,960320  
 Kitty Kat Carson13,96040  

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

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

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

The Colorado Fourteeners are one of the best-known peakbagging lists in the world. Every single Rocky Mountain summit rising to over 14,000 feet lies in the arbitrary rectangle of Colorado, and these summits that cross the magic threshold have become iconic landmarks of the state. Maps and atlases try to show as many of these peaks as possible, road signs point them out to car travellers, and the hikes to summits of fourteeners are thronged on summer weekends.

The popularity of this peakbagging pursuit is easy to understand. 53 or 54 peaks is not too many, but enough to make it a real project. All but about eight or so of the peaks are just walk-up hikes, and the difficult ones are not a problem for experienced scramblers. In summer there are few, if any, snowfields to contend with, and afternoon thunderstorms are the major weather hazard. These summits are all among the highest in the United States, too, giving this list high appeal to those who like simply to be above it all.

Carl Blaurock and Bill Ervin were the first to climb all the fourteeners in the 1920s, based on the surveys at that time. Recently, climber number 1000 completed the entire list, based on the records of the Colorado Mountain Club.

As with many famous threshold-based peak lists, there is ongoing debate over which summits belong on the list. Above, summits are ranked if they have 280 feet or more of clean prominence (300 feet of interpolated prominence), giving us a consistent list with 53 summits. Traditionally, El Diente and North Maroon Peak are included on most versions of Colorado Fourteener lists, mainly because of the difficulty of traversing the ridge to these peaks despite a low saddle rise from their nearest higher neighbors. Also, Challenger Point has long been left off traditional lists, and Ellingwood Peak was in a similar situation not too recently.

If you include El Diente and North Maroon, and you want a strict prominence cutoff, then Northwest Massive (and perhaps South Elbert) must also be included on your list.

Of course, it is up to the climber to decide which peaks to climb. You can pick a rigid prominence cutoff that fancies you, use an official club list, use an isolation cutoff, or just climb the peaks that inspire you the most.

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Roach)
       Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Vol. 1: The Northern Peaks (Dawson)
       Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Vol. 2: The Southern Peaks (Dawson)
       A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (Borneman, Lampert)

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

 


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