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Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

Showing Gerry Pennington's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (31 out of 170, or 18.24%)

RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscentsAscent Date
1.Wheeler Peak756313,063Snake Range231.85512010-07-15
2.Mount Moriah490712,067Snake Range20.0108 
3.Mount Jefferson586111,941Toquima Range98.62442015-07-29
4.Charleston Peak824111,916Spring Mountains135.28292015-07-16
5.North Schell Peak540311,883Schell Creek Range23.51652017-06-22
6.Arc Dome521311,773Toiyabe Range23.12122017-07-12
7.Currant Mountain457511,513White Pine Range52.874 
8.Bunker Hill279311,473Toiyabe Range31.31302015-06-29
9.Ruby Dome479311,387Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains94.71971999-08-12
10.Toiyabe Dome208111,361Toiyabe Range5.738 
11.Hole in the Mountain Peak484911,306Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains26.6562015-09-25
12.Troy Peak479011,298Grant-Quinn Canyon Range40.065 
13.Mount Grant392011,280Wassuk Range28.11522015-06-24
14.Toiyabe Peak 11085200511,085Toiyabe Range6.917 
15.Mount Grafton325710,990Schell Creek Range26.848 
16.Ward Mountain365610,936Egan Range18.440 
17.Shoshone Mountain214710,907Toquima Range5.228 
18.Table Mountain364810,888Monitor Range16.961 
19.Pearl Peak360810,848Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains13.4292015-08-01
20.Matterhorn467810,838Jarbidge Mountains60.466 
21.Mount Rose363010,776Carson Range33.26292014-06-25
22.Mount Hamilton298510,745White Pine Range21.130 
23.Pilot Peak572610,716Pilot Range53.7992017-07-21
24.Diamond Peak359410,614North Eureka County Ranges27.9962014-07-01
25.Cherry Creek Benchmark373410,522Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges34.326 
26.Wildcat Peak246810,508Toquima Range14.120 
27.Summit Mountain270110,461Monitor Range29.223 
28.McAfee Peak415810,438Independence Mountains35.6382016-07-04
29.North Shoshone Peak283310,313Shoshone Mountains and Range14.632 
30.Spruce Mountain393010,262Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges27.1502015-09-03
31.Morey Peak North256810,248Hot Creek Range-Antelope Range17.125 
32.Mount Callaghan302710,187Toiyabe Range24.433 
33.Quinn Canyon Range High Point258710,185Grant-Quinn Canyon Range13.320 
34.Telegraph Hill295410,154Egan Range13.119 
35.Roberts Creek Mountain357410,134North Eureka County Ranges32.332 
36.Egan Benchmark204010,120Egan Range7.821 
37.Ninemile Peak228910,080Hot Creek Range-Antelope Range19.115 
38.Becky Peak241910,007Schell Creek Range13.936 
39.Desatoya Peak35459973Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges20.91122014-08-08
40.Mount Augusta43669966Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges14.850 
41.Major Benchmark West21649964Schell Creek Range14.416 
42.Hayford Peak53929912Sheep Range33.8215 
43.Star Peak54009836Southeast Humboldt River Ranges69.01702014-06-15
44.Shingle Peak28639823Egan Range12.915 
45.Mount Tobin48319775Southeast Humboldt River Ranges35.439 
46.Granite Peak43979732Santa Rosa Mountains82.41342014-06-14
47.Santa Rosa Peak21419701Santa Rosa Mountains8.119 
48.Mount Lewis42809680Shoshone Mountains and Range34.962Unknown
48.Kern Mountains High Point23979680Deep Creek Range7.315 
50.North Lovell Peak20059652Schell Creek Range7.316 
51.Goshute Peak36909610Goshute Range27.725 
52.Prospect Peak23139573Hot Creek Range-Antelope Range12.641 
53.Blue Eagle Mountain22619561Grant-Quinn Canyon Range12.317 
54.Bald Mountain27449544Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges9.238 
55.Mount Siegel34779451Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.783 
56.Piper Peak40839450Esmeralda County Ranges14.966 
57.Duffer Peak41399428Black Rock Desert Area55.146 
58.Kawich Peak30819401Kawich-Belted-Reveille Ranges39.423 
59.Sonoma Peak38969396Southeast Humboldt River Ranges32.737 
60.Highland Peak32759395Wilson Creek-White Rock Ranges43.849 
61.Baldy Peak24479370Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges10.520 
62.Bald Mountain37489348East Nellis Ranges43.00 
63.Mount Wilson26759315Wilson Creek-White Rock Ranges26.439 
64.Big Bald Mountain25139303Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains8.4222016-07-01
65.Harvey Peak24099289Esmeralda County Ranges19.544 
66.Porter Peak26629268North Central Nevada12.717 
67.South Pequop Benchmark30899249Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges26.728 
67.High Bald Peaks25239249Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges11.318 
67.Ray Benchmark21299249Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges8.814 
70.Portuguese Mountain27009240Pancake Range22.216 
71.Pilot Peak32029182Gabbs Valley-Pilot-Monte Cristo33.653 
72.Rawhide Mountain24399169Hot Creek Range-Antelope Range18.622 
73.Buck Mountain21759159Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains10.418 
74.Mount Tenabo31539153North Eureka County Ranges21.224 
75.Fagin Mountain22029147North Eureka County Ranges15.917 
76.Lone Mountain38089108Esmeralda County Ranges25.136 
77.Jackson Mountains High Point48639095Black Rock Desert Area29.2462019-07-19
78.Butte Mountains High Point22289052Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges13.915 
79.New Pass Peak25629002Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges22.237 
80.Granite Peak34608980Black Rock Desert Area49.131 
81.Worthington Peak30888968Northwest Lincoln County Ranges11.232 
82.King Lear Peak28838923Black Rock Desert Area9.436 
83.Moody Peak20968883Pancake Range14.017 
84.Dutch John Mountain23408860Schell Creek Range9.624 
85.Tabor Benchmark25188846Central Elko County Ranges23.318 
86.Reveille Peak26788812Kawich-Belted-Reveille Ranges15.323 
87.Stewart Benchmark28788798Black Rock Desert Area15.021 
88.Merritt Mountain23528792Jarbidge Mountains14.519 
89.Beaver Peak23918791North Central Nevada18.819 
90.Job Peak39058785Southeast Humboldt River Ranges15.753 
91.Lone Mountain22628782Independence Mountains11.4192015-09-20
92.Knoll Mountain27808760Northeast Nevada Ranges22.928 
93.Elliott Benchmark22478747North Eureka County Ranges23.321 
94.Mount Irish25438743Northwest Lincoln County Ranges16.540 
95.Grapevine Peak45628738Amargosa Range17.7121 
96.Miller Mountain24498729Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area10.728 
97.Tule Peak34098724Pyramid Lake Area32.168 
98.Adam Peak35588678North Central Nevada24.729 
99.Sherman Peak21768656Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges11.228 
100.Mount Moses35298649Southeast Humboldt River Ranges15.923 
101.Pine Mountain20268648Jarbidge Mountains4.2212016-07-21
102.Ellen D Mountain20798633Jarbidge Mountains15.3302010
103.Seaman Range High Point33268606Northwest Lincoln County Ranges27.035 
104.McCann Creek Mountain22028602North Central Nevada15.025 
105.Big Mountain23948594Black Rock Desert Area14.019 
106.Dolly Varden Mountains High Point20648593Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges16.7442017-07-07
107.Belted Range High Point25658565Kawich-Belted-Reveille Ranges19.10 
108.North Peak33308550Southeast Humboldt River Ranges17.131 
109.Bald Mountain22438543North Eureka County Ranges9.615 
110.Donnelly Peak27738533Black Rock Desert Area16.327 
111.San Antonio Mountains High Point24008520Toquima Range20.131 
112.Potosi Mountain30128514Spring Mountains16.8191 
113.Wilson Peak24278507North Central Nevada4.419 
114.Orevada View Benchmark35488506Trout Creek Area23.422 
115.Bilk Creek Mountains High Point24458485Trout Creek Area11.617 
116.Saddle Benchmark20468446Shoshone Mountains and Range16.417 
117.Fortification Range High Point20118431Wilson Creek-White Rock Ranges12.417 
118.Granite Mountain28468419Southeast Humboldt River Ranges16.023 
119.Cain Mountain31698409Southeast Humboldt River Ranges10.424 
120.Kelly Creek Mountain22238403North Central Nevada20.418 
121.Virginia Peak36428366Reno-Truckee Area20.998Unknown
122.Mount Ferguson20998353Gabbs Valley-Pilot-Monte Cristo20.630 
123.Stonewall Mountain29188318West Nellis Ranges22.122 
124.Independence Benchmark21548314Cherry Creek-Pequop-Antelope Ranges12.625 
125.Murdock Mountain22328312Northeast Nevada Ranges18.219 
126.Fairview Peak25838303Frenchman-Eastgate-Gabbs Ranges21.256 
127.Tholen Benchmark21968276Southeast Humboldt River Ranges12.620 
128.Peavine Peak21868266Bald Mountain Range-Sierra Valley8.4163 
129.Kumiva Peak36608220Black Rock Desert Area25.644 
130.Tohakum Peak35098182Pyramid Lake Area18.640 
130.Fox Mountain20828182Black Rock Desert Area15.535 
132.Silver Benchmark20068166Schell Creek Range8.217 
133.Gold Mountain27128152Esmeralda County Ranges16.534 
134.Adobe Range High Point20558135Central Elko County Ranges13.6292016-03-21
135.Garfield Hills High Point21258085Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area9.228 
136.White Horse Mountain20578077Goshute Range7.7192017-07-07
137.Virgin Peak31828071Eastern Lincoln County Ranges56.8111 
138.Toano Range High Point21178037Northeast Nevada Ranges11.127 
139.Chokecherry Mountain22758035Eastern Lincoln County Ranges24.324 
140.Buffalo Mountain27377997Southeast Humboldt River Ranges11.420 
141.State Line Peak26907990Pyramid Lake Area10.346 
142.Badger Mountain23657976Northwest Lincoln County Ranges19.827 
143.Hyko Benchmark29907950Northwest Lincoln County Ranges16.639 
144.Hays Canyon Peak20207920Sheldon-Hart Mountain Refuges Area10.838 
145.Bloody Run Peak30137907Santa Rosa Mountains15.229 
146.Mount Davidson27047864Reno-Truckee Area10.92152014-06-24
147.Petersen Mountains High Point25017841Reno-Truckee Area10.157 
148.Cotton Benchmark21037823Southeast Humboldt River Ranges17.521 
149.Seven Troughs Benchmark29867795Northwest Humboldt River Area24.120 
150.Pah-Rum Peak24597608Pyramid Lake Area15.2272016-03-19
151.Eugene Mountains High Point33227582Northwest Humboldt River Area17.844 
152.Elko Mountain20857505Ruby-East Humboldt Mountains10.3672014-04-14
153.Sixmile Hill21367496North Central Nevada13.318 
154.Dogskin Mountain20417487Reno-Truckee Area5.647 
155.Juniper Mountain28487474Northwest Humboldt River Area15.027 
156.Mormon Peak40147414Eastern Lincoln County Ranges27.664 
157.Majuba Benchmark24677388Northwest Humboldt River Area13.327 
158.Blue Mountain27597352Northwest Humboldt River Area11.431 
159.Trinity Peak24167337Northwest Humboldt River Area16.136 
160.Cone Benchmark20567276North Central Nevada12.920 
161.Juniper Peak20897209Reno-Truckee Area14.345 
162.McCullough Mountain21707026McCullough Range22.6158 
163.Hannan Range High Point20346988Black Rock Desert Area7.719 
164.Gass Peak20236943Las Vegas Ranges7.1113 
165.Cleaver Peak22316711Reno-Truckee Area13.750 
166.Bare Mountain21976317West Nellis Ranges11.941 
167.Jumbo Peak33015761Eastern Lincoln County Ranges19.848 
168.Spirit Mountain28795639Eldorado-Newberry Mountains25.3203 
169.Muddy Benchmark29135433Las Vegas Ranges21.661 
170.Arrow Canyon Range High Point24265226Las Vegas Ranges8.741 

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List Description

List Info

Nevada has more high-prominence peaks that any other state except Alaska. A quirk of prominence as a mountain measure is that desert fault-block range high points tend to have very high prominence values, and Nevada is 98% covered by this kind of terrain. There are approximately 169 peaks in Nevada with over 2000 feet of prominence, just nudging out much larger California's 163 (which also includes many fault-block desert peaks).

No one has completed this list, and it is unlikely to happen soon, since Bald Mountain in the Groom Range (peak #30) is located on the Nellis Air Force base, a nuclear test site. The area is actively guarded and patrolled by the U.S. Military.

Note that the unranked peaks on this list have less than 2000 feet of clean prominece, but they do have 2000 feet or more of optimistic prominence. These unranked peaks are "error range" summits, and some of them may have a very good chance of being over the cutoff. Some climbers elect to ascend these unranked peaks for the sake of completeness.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1999 by Edward Earl and Andy Martin.
  • Aaron Maizlish's web site.
  • 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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