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Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Richard Hensley's peakbagging activity.

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Personal Lists

Lists personally created by Richard Hensley.

  • Personal Lists: Shows all lists created by Richard Hensley. Includes Query Lists created using the Query Tool, and "Pick-and-Choose" Lists created by selecting individual peaks.
  • Wish List: A list of unclimbed peaks that are high-priority and/or have immediate climbing plans.

Time-Period Summary Reports

These reports show number of peaks climbed, highest point reached, and other statistics grouped by year or month.

US County High Point Links

Richard Hensley has self-identified as interested in climbing to the high points of counties in the United States.

   

 

I first started hiking when I lived in Colorado. During the summers, I often liked the challenge of climbing the state's 53 fourteeners.
Upon moving to Washington, I bought several books about hiking in the northwest. It gradually became apparent that my most satisfying hikes culminated in attaining a mountain top or peak. Thus peakbagging became my primary focus. But I still hold onto wanting to climb a mountain; thus I get no satisfaction in driving to the top. As a general rule, I try to gain at least half of a peak's prominence. The more famous or noticeable the mountain, the more of it I want to climb. Several years ago, I moved my home base to Las Vegas, centrally located to the American Southwest from California to Colorado & New Mexico.

My lists start with Mountain Range HPs (to me the most natural of all lists); P2Ks; Isolation; state & county HPs; and state thresholds (such as CO 14ers and NV 11ers). Sometimes I'll just see a peak from another one or from the road, and find it interesting enough to add.

I generally do not do technical climbs. I'll do about any Class 3. I'll do many Class 4s when with a group, but usually avoid when alone. Exposure depends on the situation.

Until April 2017, I drove a stock Nissan Pathfinder, I describe as 4WD Good Clearance, but not High Clearance. I now have a 4-door Jeep Rubicon. But my trip reports will show which type of vehicles I think can make it to the trailhead, since I don't think saying I drove a high clearance vehicle to a trailhead on a paved city street is useful information.

I am 54 years young.

 

Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List# Done% Complete
U.K. Constituent Country High Points375
Great Basin Peaks List-Star Peaks763.6
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks3056.6
Colorado Mountain Club Fourteeners3055.6
Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" Peaks450
USA 48-States 14,000-foot Peaks3046.9
Nevada Peaks Club Emblem Peaks342.9
Utah County High Points1241.4
USA Lower 48 Peaks with 100 miles of Isolation1641
Las Vegas Mountaineers Classics2040
Highest Priority Lists
ListPriority
Las Vegas Mountaineers Classics1
Colorado 14,000-foot Peaks2
Great Basin Range5 High Points3
Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence4
Nevada Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation5
Nevada County High Points6
Nevada Peaks Club List7
Utah Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence8
Utah Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation9
Utah County High Points10
Highest Peaks Climbed
PeakElev-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney14498USA-CA2017-08-15
Mount Elbert14433USA-CO2004-08-29
Mount Massive14421USA-CO2006-08-30
Mount Harvard14420USA-CO2004-07-07
La Plata Peak14336USA-CO2016-08-31
Uncompahgre Peak14309USA-CO2004-07-20
Crestone Peak14294USA-CO2004-08-30
Mount Lincoln14286USA-CO2016-09-06 c
Grays Peak14270USA-CO1999 a
Mount Antero14269USA-CO2004-06-16
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
PeakProm-ftLocationAscent Date
Mount Whitney10078USA-CA2017-08-15
Haleakala10023USA-HI2003-02-04
Mount Elbert9073USA-CO2004-08-29
San Gorgonio Mountain8294USA-CA2017-06-07
Charleston Peak8241USA-NV2014-09-21
Mount Adams8116USA-WA2008-09-09
Wheeler Peak7563USA-NV2016-08-07 a
Sacajawea Peak6388USA-OR2008-07-29
Mount Graham6320USA-AZ2016-04-24
Mount Washington6148USA-NH2016-09-20
P-Index: 232    Link to Peak List sorted by prominence
I-Index: 52    Link to Peak List sorted by isolation

     
    



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