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Southeast USA Top 50 by Prominence - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Rickey Shortt's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 50 out of 50, or 100%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Round 10
1.Mount Mitchell668460898 1991-06-08  1992-05-11  1992-10-25  1994-11-05  1999-06-19  2002-11-09  2009-11-07  2017-08-20 c   
2.Clingmans Dome664345034 1993-07-31  1999-03-20  2012-07-22  2014-04-18       
3.Roan High Knob628534852 1993-06-27  1999-01-24         
4.Huckleberry Knob556034001 2010-10-19          
5.Richland Balsam641030102 1996-08-31  2011-11-11         
6.Apple Orchard Mountain422528254 1993-01-17  2009-07-05  2010-08-14  2012-09-15       
7.Standing Indian549928191 2001-07-28          
8.Spruce Knob486127814 1994-06-11  1998-07-11  2012-08-10  2018-05-14 a       
9.Crabtree Bald532026801 2009-04-12          
10.Big Bald551625569 1994-09-18  1998-06-07  2000-11-18  2003-04-05  2004-01-31  2006-01-01  2008-03-01  2013-03-09  2017-08-06 a  
11.Big Frog Mountain420024801 2010-10-19          
12.Mount Rogers5729244922 Unknown  1991-03-02  1991-07-13  1991-09-28  1993-10-10  1995-06-18  1997-10-19  1998-05-03  2000-08-12  2001-02-18 
13.Grandfather Mountain5946242615 1991-08-03  1994-07-16  1998-05-31  1999-06-05  2000-11-11  2001-09-08  2002-11-24  2004-09-19  2005-10-15  2006-07-06 
14.Elliott Knob446324233 2001-04-08  2010-06-12  2012-08-04        
15.Cheoah Bald506223571 1998-03-28          
16.English Mountain362922921 2010-10-21          
17.Rocky Mountain407222721 2009-04-26          
18.Snake Mountain556022405 2000-12-02  2004-10-17  2008-05-17  2009-11-21  2012-12-01      
19.Hawksbill405021482 1992-06-27  2010-11-14         
20.Balsam Beartown Mountain471021306 1991-12-08  2003-03-15  2009-03-08  2009-10-31  2011-10-29  2012-05-05     
21.Brasstown Bald478421081 1993-10-23          
22.Cross Mountain353420941 2010-10-20          
23.High Knob422320432 2009-08-15  2010-11-26         
24.Bald Knob436120413 2006-09-15  2008-06-23  2011-08-07        
25.Reddish Knob439719972 2002-12-01  2010-07-10         
26.Tobacco Row Mountain-High Peak293219602 2010-12-11  2012-02-19         
27.Waterrock Knob629219472 1992-05-11  2011-11-10         
28.Big House Mountain364519256 2002-05-11  2007-03-04  2008-10-26  2010-04-10  2012-04-07  2013-05-25     
29.Black Mountain413918992 1996-03-16  2010-11-26         
30.Lairds Knob328218821 2011-05-21          
31.No Business Mountain276018202 2010-12-11  2012-02-19         
32.Oswald Dome300018001 2010-10-20          
33.Hall Top361017701 2010-10-21          
34.Icy Knob300017601 2011-05-06          
35.Cove Mountain407717571 2011-04-08          
36.Big Bald Mountain407517551 2010-10-18          
37.Sugarloaf Mountain362617462 2010-07-05  2012-02-19         
38.Chimneytop-Southwest Peak311817381 2010-01-15          
39.Camp Creek Bald484417374 1999-09-05  2001-09-29  2009-04-05  2010-05-29       
40.Little Pisgah Mountain441217321 2010-10-15          
41.Sugarloaf Mountain396517252 2010-10-15  2015-05-23         
42.Tusquitee Bald524017201 2010-10-17          
43.Thorny Flat484816881 2010-10-03          
44.Morris Knob444016803 2007-01-27  2009-12-06  2011-07-01        
44.Wine Spring Bald544016801 2010-10-17          
46.Sugar Run Mountain408716777 1991-09-21  2009-06-13  2010-07-16  2011-06-03  2013-04-27  2016-05-15  2018-04-06    
47.Phoenix Mountain471016701 2010-12-04          
48.Cowee Bald494416641 2010-10-17          
49.Scott Mountain-Rich Mountain Knob376516451 2011-04-09          
50.Bluff Mountain510016201 2011-04-30          
 Signal Pole Hill34591619           
 Pig Pen Bluff440116011 2017-03-17 d          
 Holston High Point428016001 2010-07-03          
 Little Black Mountain-Chunklick Benchmark34201600           
 Mount Guyot662115811 2009-08-21          
 Heard Mountain23801580           
 Mount Jefferson464015604 1997-12-13  2009-04-25  2011-03-20  2011-04-30       
 East River Mountain-Chimney Rock West436015602 2010-04-03  2018-02-23 d         
 Bald Knob424015601 2010-03-19          
 High Peak424015601 2017-03-17 c          

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

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

List Info

Even though the Southern Appalachians are higher than the Northern Appalachians, they can only muster 24 peaks with over 2000 feet of prominence, compared to 54 north of the Potomac. Lack of glaciation has left the southern peaks more rounded and gentle, and thus the ruggedness needed for lots of high prominence peaks is lacking. Still, this is a nice list, an excellent alternative to the list of tightly clustered 6000-foot peaks of the South. North Carolina still (entirely or partially) claims 21 of the ranked 50 peaks, but that means that over half are in the other mountainous Southern states of Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, and Kentucky

Due to a lack of accurate survey elevations for many peaks and saddles in the region, the lower reaches of this list are made up of several summits with overlapping prominence ranges. The value listed here is the clean prominence, so the list cuts off at 1620 feet of clean prom, just below Bluff Mountain. But the unranked peaks below could very well be on the "Fifty Finest" list--for example, Bald Knob could have as much as 1640 feet of prominence, more that Bluff's clean value. To claim a list completion, a climber should probably do the unranked peaks to increase the chance that the actual top 50 were climbed.

Finally, this list shows Rocky Mountain, VA with 2272 feet of prominence, but there are several nearby peaks (Pleasant, Maintop, Bald) with 4040-to-4079 foot contours that could perhaps "steal" the prominence from Rocky. So it is probalby wise to visit those contenders, too.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 2000 by Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and Ron Tagliapietra.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.


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