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Peakbagging Montana List of 53 Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Ken Oeser's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 1 out of 53, or 1.89%)

RankPeak Elev-M
TotalRound 1
1.Granite Peak390114571 1999-08-18 
2.Mount Wood3859878  
3.Castle Mountain3844814  
4.Hilgard Peak34491238  
5.Mount Cowen3417814  
6.Crazy Peak34171743  
7.Tweedy Mountain34001163  
8.Eighteenmile Peak3391498  
9.Electric Peak33431036  
10.Garfield Mountain33411006  
11.West Goat Peak32901211  
12.Homer Youngs Peak3237976  
13.South Sheep Mountain32331120  
14.Hollowtop Mountain32321190  
15.Sunset Peak32251146  
16.Mount Cleveland31901599  
17.Table Mountain31161348  
18.Mount Jefferson31101031  
19.Mount Powell30991142  
20.Trapper Peak30961088  
21.Mount Stimson30911342  
22.Kintla Peak30791341  
23.McDonald Peak29931722  
24.Sacagawea Peak29411204  
25.Mount Edith28961253  
26.Crow Peak28691160  
27.Red Mountain28681159  
28.Rocky Mountain2863991  
29.Ruby Benchmark2862747  
30.Holland Peak28521224  
31.Big Baldy Mountain27971087  
32.Haystack Mountain2688737  
33.Big Pryor Mountain26781309  
34.Snowshoe Peak26631658  
35.Great Northern Mountain2653770  
36.Old Baldy2652427  
37.Greathouse Peak26461241  
38.McLeod Peak26271146  
39.Elk Peak2611844  
40.Butte Cabin Ridge2581783  
41.Black Mountain2539777  
42.Nasukoin Mountain2465935  
43.Ch-paa-qn Peak24371224  
44.Quartz Benchmark2368582  
45.Northwest Peak23481358  
46.Highwood Baldy23381006  
47.Baldy Mountain22751245  
48.McGuire Mountain2131942  
49.West Butte21281109  
50.Bearpaw Baldy21081289  
51.O'Brien Mountain2064961  
52.Antoine Butte1750821  
53.West Chalk Butte128373  

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

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

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

Cedron Jones is perhaps the most prolific peakbagger in the history of Montana, with over 1000 ascents of peaks in the state to his credit over many decades of exploring its huge variety of mountains. In 2011 he wrote a new guidebook, Peakbagging Montana, with climbing information for 53 of the most prominent, interesting, and representative peaks in Montana, based on his intimate knowledge of the subject.

This list, while not based on any objective criteria, has several virtues. It does not contain as many relatively flat peaks and "liners" as the Montana county high point list, it has fewer peaks than the daunting 143 on the 2000-foot prominence list for the state, and it has more geographic diversity than the 11,000-foot peak list, which is inordinately focused on the Beartooths.

There are still many stiff challenges on this list, and only skilled scramblers comfortable on Montana's notoriously crumbly rock will be able to complete it. Under ideal weather and route conditions, no peak on this list will require a rope for peakbaggers comfortable with class 3 terrain with occasional bits of class 4. Still, many peaks require multi-day expeditions and solid wilderness skills. The peaks in Glacier National Park and the Beartooths in particular can be difficult.


Thanks to Cedron Jones and Chris Cauble of Riverbend Publishing for putting together the list and the Peakbagging Montana book.


     Riverbend Publishing - Peakbagging Montana

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Peakbagging Montana (Jones)

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


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