Ultra Prominent Peaks

This page tracks progress on the Ultra Prominent Peaks list for the lower 48 states. This is a list of big peaks that rise a very long way above their surroundings. Almost all of them are out west, and many of them require very difficult routes to their summits. Some of these routes involve glacier travel or technical climbing.

I think this is probably a list I can accomplish, given enough time. Right now, my biggest obstacle is simply the amount of traveling required to visit them all. Also, note that a couple of these peaks can be reached by car or some other non-hiking methods. I don’t really think that counts, so the easiest route for those will be some route that goes by foot.

The list

I am only keeping track of my first ascent of each here. I keep more detailed records of every hike including who came along, what trails we took, and so on.

Rank Peak Name Elevation Prominence Date Route Taken Easiest Real Route Type
1 Rainier 14410 13210 Glacier travel
2 Whitney 14491 10071 Hike
3 Shasta 14162 9762 Hike
4 Elbert 14433 9073 Hike
5 Baker 10781 8881 Glacier travel
6 San Jacinto 10804 8284 Hike
7 San Gorgonio 11499 8279 Hike
8 Charleston 11915 8240 2012-07-28 South Loop Trail Hike
9 Adams 12276 8116 Glacier travel
10 Olympus 7969 7829 Glacier travel
11 Hood 11239 7679 Glacier travel
12 Wheeler 13063 7563 Hike
13 Glacier 10520 7480 Glacier travel
14 White Mountain 14246 7196 Hike
15 Gannett 13804 7074 Glacier travel
16 Cloud 13167 7067 Long hike
17 Grand Teton 13770 6530 2013-09-06 Owen-Spaulding (5.4) Climb
18 Sacajawea 9838 6388 Hike
19 Kings 13528 6348 Long hike
20 Graham 10760 6320 Long hike
21 San Antonio 10064 6224 Hike
22 Telescope 11048 6168 Hike
23 Peale 12721 6161 Hike
24 Washington 6288 6148 2006-09-17 Tuckerman Ravine Trail Hike
25 Mitchell 6684 6089 2015-05-24 Old Mitchell Trail Hike
26 Humphreys 12633 6039 Hike
27 Borah 12662 5982 Class 3
28 Jefferson (NV) 11941 5861 Hike
29 Ellen 11522 5842 Hike
30 Deseret 11031 5811 Hike
31 Jefferson (OR) 10497 5777 Class 4
32 Pilot 10716 5726 Hike
33 Crazy 11209 5709 Hike
34 McDonald 9820 5640 Class 3
35 S. Sister 10358 5578 Hike
36 Sierra Blanca 11973 5533 Hike
37 Pikes 14110 5510 Hike
38 Nebo 11928 5488 Class 3
39 Snowshoe 8738 5418 Class 4
40 N. Schell 11883 5403 Hike
41 Star 9836 5396 Hike
42 Hayford 9912 5392 Hike
43 Diamond 12197 5377 Class 3
44 Flat Top 10620 5370 Hike
45 Stuart 9415 5335 Class 3
46 Blanca 14345 5305 Class 3
47 Timpanogos 11749 5269 Class 3
48 Ibapah 12087 5247 Hike
49 Cleveland 10466 5226 Long hike
50 Lassen 10457 5217 2016-08-25 Lassen Peak Trail Hike
51 Arc 11773 5213 Hike
52 She Devil 9400 5200 Class 3
53 Abercrombie 7308 5168 Hike
54 Lemmon 9157 5157 Hike
55 Chiricahua 9759 5139 Hike
56 Eddy 9025 5105 Hike
57 Miller 9466 5006 Hike