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New Hampshire 4000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Dan Richter's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 56, or 3.57%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
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Range (Level 6)Isol-MiAscent Date
 Abigail Adams535560Northern Peaks.1 
 Adams 5527659Northern Peaks.1 
 Agiocochook Crag571829Mount Washington Massif.2 
 Ball Crag610631Mount Washington Massif.2 
 Bigelow Lawn Hill553198Mount Washington Massif.5 
34.Bondcliffs4265225Twin Range.7 
 Boott Spur5512138Mount Washington Massif.5 
41.Cannon Mountain4120800Kinsman Range1.7 
10.Carter Dome48322821Carter Range5.0 
 Carter Dome-South Peak427474Carter Range.3 
 Emerald Bluff406565Northern Peaks.0 
 Fourth Howk4315115Northern Peaks.2 
52.Galehead Mountain4024304Twin Range.5 
 Greenleaf Knob424585Franconia Range.1 
 John Quincy Adams541075Northern Peaks.2 
16.Middle Carter Mountain4620740Carter Range1.9 
39.Middle Tripyramid4160320Central Sandwich Range.6 
 Montalban Ridge-North Peak4293133Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.4 
 Monticello Lawn Peak540733Northern Peaks.1 
2.Mount Adams5799861Northern Peaks3.0 
19.Mount Blue4529169Moosilauke Area.5 
15.Mount Bond4698338Twin Range2.3 
38.Mount Cabot41802681Pilot Range12.9 
 Mount Cabot-Southeast Knob410060Pilot Range.2 
14.Mount Carrigain47202263Pemigewasset Ranges5.9 
 Mount Clay5533159Northern Peaks.6 
13.Mount Eisenhower4760335Southern Peaks.7 
25.Mount Field43601721Willey Range.0 
28.Mount Flume4328448Franconia Range.8 
 Mount Franklin504079Southern Peaks.3 
20.Mount Garfield4520880Franconia Range2.0 
17.Mount Guyot4600240Twin Range.7 
44.Mount Hale4054654Twin Range2.1 
22.Mount Hancock44401280Pemigewasset Ranges2.2 
 Mount Hancock-East Peak4040120Pemigewasset Ranges.3 
29.Mount Hancock-Middle Peak4320160Pemigewasset Ranges.3 
49.Mount Hancock-Northwest Peak4040200Pemigewasset Ranges.5 
 Mount Hight4675135Carter Range.6 
54.Mount Isolation4003243Montalban-Rocky Branch Ridges.9 
45.Mount Jackson4052372Southern Peaks1.2 
3.Mount Jefferson5712753Northern Peaks1.72010-08-20
 Mount Jim4172132Moosilauke Area.5 
6.Mount Lafayette52803400Franconia Range17.2 
 Mount Lethe458464Carter Range.3 
21.Mount Liberty4459419Franconia Range1.5 
7.Mount Lincoln5089209Franconia Range.7 
5.Mount Madison5366466Northern Peaks.6 
4.Mount Monroe5372274Southern Peaks.7 
 Mount Monroe-West Peak521779Southern Peaks.1 
11.Mount Moosilauke48022932Moosilauke Area12.5 
 Mount Moosilauke-South Summit452383Moosilauke Area.5 
47.Mount Moriah4049922Carter Range2.3 
25.Mount Osceola43602080Osceola-Tecumseh6.0 
40.Mount Osceola-East Peak4156356Osceola-Tecumseh.7 
36.Mount Osceola-Middle Peak4240160Osceola-Tecumseh.3 
 Mount Osceola-West Peak4114114Osceola-Tecumseh.3 
48.Mount Passaconaway4043843Central Sandwich Range3.0 
31.Mount Pierce4310250Southern Peaks.9 
 Mount Pierce-South Peak418565Southern Peaks.2 
54.Mount Tecumseh40031763Osceola-Tecumseh2.4 
46.Mount Tom4051371Willey Range.8 
8.Mount Truman5040160Franconia Range.2 
1.Mount Washington62886168Mount Washington Massif819.6Unknown
53.Mount Waumbek40061309Pliny Range4.8 
 Mount Waumbek-East Peak401679Pliny Range.2 
49.Mount Whiteface4040640Central Sandwich Range1.8 
 Mount Whiteface-Ledges4040120Central Sandwich Range1.9 
35.Mount Willey4255295Willey Range1.0 
 Nelson Crag563535Mount Washington Massif.3 
 North Carter Mountain454080Carter Range.4 
32.North Kinsman Mountain4293293Kinsman Range.7 
37.North Tripyramid42001400Central Sandwich Range5.0 
12.North Twin4761321Twin Range.8 
 Northwest Castle433030Northern Peaks.0 
51.Owls Head4025865Franconia Range1.6 
 Sam Adams5585113Northern Peaks.3 
56.Sandwich Mountain40001240Central Sandwich Range4.9 
 Slide Peak48066Mount Washington Massif.2 
 Slide Peak South469252Mount Washington Massif.2 
22.South Carter Mountain4440260Carter Range.7 
30.South Hancock4319199Pemigewasset Ranges.7 
27.South Kinsman Mountain43582438Kinsman Range4.4 
41.South Tripyramid4120160Central Sandwich Range.3 
9.South Twin49021542Twin Range4.7 
 Southeast Castle450025Northern Peaks.1 
 Southwest Twin4357117Twin Range.3 
18.West Bond4560240Twin Range.4 
 Wildcat B434080Carter Range.2 
 Wildcat C4298158Carter Range.4 
43.Wildcat D4062287Carter Range.7 
 Wildcat E404675Carter Range.2 
24.Wildcat Mountain44221034Carter Range.9 
33.Zealand Mountain4280280Twin Range.6 

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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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