This is the highest spire of the set of spires due south of Mt Villard. It appears to fall just barely above a 12,000ft contour line on the quad. From standing on the summit it is clearly much taller than the surveyed 11,848ft spire to the south. A close look at the topographic lines shows approximately 300ft of prominence to the saddle to the north. Thus this peak may qualify for the Montana 12ers list.