SUMMITS (1970-2008)

In late 2007, life conspired to suggest we put aside climbing and mountaineering in favor of dayhiking, backpacking, rafting, and other, less vertical, less gravity-afflicted outdoor pursuits. So here, just for the record, is a list of most of the summits reached between 1970 and 2008.


… I am glad that I shall never be young without wild country to be young in. Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?
Aldo Leopold ~ A Sand County Almanac (1949)

SIERRA NEVADA (CALIFORNIA)

  • Peak | Route | Rating  (Date)
  • Castle Peak | North Side | 2+ (1999)
  • Dicks Peak | East Ridge | 2 (1999)
  • Mount Tallac | South Side | 1 (1999)
  • Norman Clyde Peak | North-Northeast Face | 4 (1999)
  • Pyramid Peak #2 | South Side | 2 (1999)
  • Virginia Peak | North Ridge | 2 (1999)
  • Whorl Mountain | Southeast Side | 3 (1999)
  • Thunder Mountain | Southwest Side | 4 (1998)
  • Middle Palisade | East Face | 3 (1997)
  • Kearsarge Peak | South Side | 2 (1990) ~ first climb with The LovedOne
  • Angora Mountain | Northwest Ridge | 2 (1989)
  • Mount Silliman | Southwest Ridge | 1 (1989)
  • Alta Peak | South Side | 1 (1988)
  • Bloody Mountain | North Side | 3+ (1988)
  • Cloudripper | West Face | 3 (1988)
  • Clouds Rest | Northeast Ridge | 1 (1988)
  • Mount Clarence King | South Ridge | 4 (1988)
  • Mount Gould | East Side | 3 (1988)
  • Owens Peak | Southeast Side | 2 (1988)
  • Pilot Knob #1 | Southeast Ridge | 2 (1988)
  • Red Slate Mountain | West Ridge | 2 (1988)
  • Tower Peak | Northwest Side | 3 (1988)
  • Class 4 Climb Leader | Angeles Chapter | Sierra Club (1988)
  • Cirque Peak | West Side | 2 (1987)
  • Florence Peak | The Ramp | II, 5.1 (1987)
  • Moses Mountain | East Ridge | 3 (1987)
  • Mount Agassiz | West Side | 2 (1987)
  • Mount Gardiner | Northeast Chute | 4 (1987)
  • Mount Goode | Southeast Side | 2 (1987)
  • Mount Muah | Northwest Side | 2 (1987)
  • Mount Muir | West Face | 3 (1987)
  • Rockhouse Peak | Northeast Side | 2+ (1987)
  • Sawtooth Peak #1 | North Ridge | 2 (1987)
  • Siretta Peak | East Side | 2 (1987)
  • Smith Mountain North Side | 2 (1987)
  • Taylor Dome | West Side | 2 (1987)
  • Cathedral Peak | Southwest Buttress | II, 5.6 (1986)
  • Crag Peak | South Side | 3 (1986)
  • Mount Clark | Northwest Arete | 5.6 (1986)
  • Mount Dana | South Ridge | 2 (1986)
  • Spanish Needle | North Ridge | 3 (1986, 1987)
  • Temple Crag | Northwest Couloir | 4 (1986)
  • Mount Whitney | East Face | III, 5.6 (1985) [post]
  • Sierra Peaks Section Emblem (#453) | Angeles Chapter | Sierra Club (1984)
  • Bear Creek Spire | Northwest Side | 3 (1984)
  • Mount Johnson | Northwest Ridge | 3 (1984)
  • Mount Starr King | East Side | 5 (1984)
  • Mount Thompson | Knudtson Couloir | III, A3 or WI3 (1984) ~ first ascent
  • Banner Peak | East Cliff | 3 (1983)
  • Mount Ritter North Face | 3 (1983)
  • Dragon Peak | West Ridge | 3 (1983, 1984, 1986)
  • Lamont Peak | North Side | 2 (1983)
  • Lone Pine Peak | North Ridge | IV, 5.6 (1983, 1985)
  • Matterhorn Peak | Northwest Side | 3 (1983)
  • Mount Abbot | East Couloir | 3 (1983)
  • Mount Brewer | South Side | 2 (1983)
  • Mount Gayley | Southwest Ridge | 3 (1983)
  • Mount Lyell | Northeast Side | 3 (1983)
  • Mount Morrison | East Ridge | 3 (1983)
  • Mount Russell | South Face | 4 (1983)
  • Mount Sill | North Couloir | 3 (1983)
  • Olancha Peak | West Side | 2 (1983)
  • San Joaquin Mountain | Southwest Side | 2 (1983)
  • University Peak | North Face | 3 (1983)
  • Class 3 Climb Leader | Angeles Chapter | Sierra Club (1982)
  • Mount Darwin | Northwest Ridge | 4 (1982)
  • Mount Humphreys | Northwest Face | 4 (1982)
  • Mount LeConte | West Side | 3 (1982)
  • Mount Mallory | Southeast Side | 2 (1982)
  • Mount McAdie | Arc Pass | 3 (1982)
  • Needham Mountain | North Side | 2 (1982)
  • North Palisade | U-Notch | 4 (1982)
  • Thor Peak | Northeast Side | 2 (1982)
  • Mount Whitney | Mountaineer’s Route | 3 (1982, 1983)
  • Independence Peak | West Ridge | 3 (1975, 1984)

U.S. SOUTHWEST DESERT PEAKS

  • Peak | Locale | State (Date)
  • El Picacho del Diablo | Baja California | Mexico (1999) [post]
  • Big Maria Mountains | Riverside County | California (1995)
  • Avawatz Mountain | San Bernardino County | California (1994)
  • Kingston Peak | San Bernardino County | California (1994)
  • Mummy Mountain | Nevada (1994)
  • New York Mountains | San Bernardino County | California (1994)
  • Virgin Peak | Nevada (1994)
  • South Guardian Angel | Zion National Park | Utah (1991) [post]
  • Mopah Point | San Bernardino County | California (1989)
  • Mount Ajo | Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument | Arizona (1989)
  • Old Dad Mountain | San Bernardino County | California (1989)
  • Orocopia Mountains | Riverside County | California (1989)
  • Spirit Mountain | Nevada (1989)
  • East Ord Mountain | San Bernardino County | California (1989)
  • Kino Peak | Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument | Arizona (1989)
  • Moapa Peak | Nevada (1989)
  • Granite Mountains #1 | San Bernardino County | California (1988)
  • Jacumba Mountain | San Diego County | California (1988)
  • North Guardian Angel | Zion National Park | Utah (1988)
  • Baboquivari Peak | Baboquivari Peak Wilderness | Arizona (1987)
  • Humphreys Peak | Arizona (1987)
  • Indianhead | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park | California (1987)
  • Manly Peak | Death Valley National Park | Califronia (1987)
  • Needle Peak| Death Valley National Park | Califronia (1987)
  • Sombrero Peak | Anza-Borrego Desert State Park | California (1987)
  • Weavers Needle | Superstition Mountains | Arizona (1987)
  • Charleston Peak | Nevada (1986)
  • Clark Mountain | San Bernardino County | California (1986, 1994)
  • Mount Inyo | Inyo County | California (1986)
  • Nelson Mountain | Inyo County | California (1986)
  • Nopah Peaks | Death Valley National Park | Califronia (1986)
  • Potosi Mountain | Nevada (1986)
  • Sheephole Mountains | San Bernardino County | California (1986)
  • Spectre Point | Riverside County | California (1986)
  • Desert Peaks Section Emblem (#438) | Angeles Chapter | Sierra Club (1986)
  • Boundary Peak | Nevada (1985)
  • Castle Dome Peak | Arizona (1985)
  • Montgomery Peak | Inyo County | California (1985)
  • Picacho Peak | Imperial County | California (1985, 1988)
  • Pyramid Peak | Death Valley National Park | Califronia (1985)
  • Signal (Kofa) Peak | Arizona (1985)
  • Smith Mountain | Death Valley National Park | Califronia (1985)
  • Eagle Mountain #2 | Death Valley National Park | Califronia (1984)
  • Mitchell Point | San Bernardino County | California (1984)
  • Corkscrew Peak| Death Valley National Park | California (1984, 2014)
  • Telescope Peak | Death Valley National Park | California (1974)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PEAKS

  • Caliente Mountain (1990)
  • Big Pine Mountain (1990)
  • Madulce Peak (1990)
  • Samon Peak (1990)
  • West Big Pine Mountain (1990)
  • Lizard Head (1989)
  • San Rafael Mountain (1989)
  • Santa Cruz Peak (1989)
  • Five Fingers / Aquila Peak (1988)
  • Cannel Point (1987)
  • Mount Wilson (1984, 1987)
  • Mount Lowe (1984)
  • Mount Harvard (1983)
  • Josephine Peak (1980)
  • Mount Disappointment (1979)
  • Mount Baden-Powell (1978, 1980)
  • Mount Baldy [Mount San Antonio] (1978, 1980, 1985)
  • Strawberry Peak (1977, 1982)
  • Waterman Mountain (1977, 1985)
  • McKinley Mountain (1975)
  • San Gorgonio Mountain (1971, 1974)

PACIFIC NORTHWEST PEAKS

  • Peak | Route | Rating (Date) */ = Mazamas climb/lead
  • Mount Washington | Standard Route | Washington (2008) *
  • Mount Ellinor | Washington (2008) *
  • Terry Becker Award | Mazamas | Portland, Oregon (2006)
  • Mount Hood | South Side | Oregon (2006)
  • Mount Olympus | Blue Glacier | Washington (2006)
  • Mount Rainier | Disappointment Cleaver | Washington (2006)
  • Glacier Peak | South Ridge | Washington (2006)
  • Mount Constance | South Chute~Terrible Traverse | Washington (2005) *
  • Mount Baker | Easton Glacier | Washington (2004)
  • Unicorn Peak | South Side | Washington (2004)
  • Mount Shuksan | Fisher Chimneys | Washington (2003)
  • Mount Adams | North Ridge| Washington (2003)
  • Mount Shasta | Wintun Ridge | California (2003)
  • Mount Washington | East Ridge | Washington (2003)
  • Middle Sister | North Ridge | Oregon (2002)
  • Unicorn Peak | South Side | Washington (2002)
  • Mount Hood | West Crater Rim | Oregon (2002)
  • Mount St. Helens | Monitor Ridge | Washington (2002)
  • North Sister | South Ridge | Washington (2002)
  • The Castle | Washington (2002)
  • Pinnacle Peak | Washington (2002)
  • Mount Jefferson | South Ridge | Oregon (2002)
  • Mount Stuart | Cascadian Couloir | Washington (2002)
  • Mount Washington | North Ridge | Oregon (2002)
  • Pinnacle Peak | Washington (2001)
  • Plummer Peak | Washington (2001)
  • The Castle | Washington (2001)
  • Three Finger Jack | South Ridge | Oregon (2001)
  • Mount Hood | South Side | Oregon (2000)
  • South Sister | South Side | Oregon (2000)
  • Mount Olympus | Blue Glacier | Washington (2000)
  • The Castle | Southeast Side | Washington (2000)
  • Mount Rainier | Disappointment Cleaver | Washington (2000)
  • Climb Leader | Mazamas | Portland, Oregon (2000)
  • Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award | Mazamas | Portland, Oregon (2000)
  • Mount Shuksan | Fisher Chimneys | Washington (1999) *
  • Mount Hood | South Side | Oregon (1998) *
  • Pinnacle Peak | Washington (1998)
  • Mount Baker | Coleman-Deming Glacier | Washington (1998) *
  • Mount Daniel | Southeast Ridge | Washington (1998) *
  • Mount Stuart | Cascadian Couloir | Washington (1998) *
  • Mount Thielsen | Oregon (1998) [post]
  • South Sister | South Side | Oregon (1998) *
  • Mount Hood | South Side | Oregon (1997) *
  • Glacier Peak | Kennedy/Frostbite Ridge | Washington (1997) *
  • Middle Sister | East Face Direct | Oregon (1997) *
  • Mount Adams | South Ridge | Oregon (1997) *
  • Mount Jefferson | South Ridge | Oregon (1997) *
  • Mount Shasta | Sargents Ridge | California (1997) *
  • Mount St. Helens | Monitor Ridge | Washington (1997) *
  • North Sister | South Ridge | Washington (1997) *
  • Mount Hood | South Side | Oregon (1996) *
  • Broken Top | Northwest Ridge | Oregon(1996) *
  • Mount Curtis Gilbert | West Side | Washington (1996) *
  • Mount Washington | North Ridge | Oregon (1996) *
  • Rooster Rock | Oregon (1996) *
  • Three Finger Jack | South Ridge | Oregon (1996) *
  • Mount Hood | South Side | Oregon (1972) *
  • Sheep Mountain | Idaho (1970)

COLORADO PEAKS

  • # = rank of 14,000 foot peak by elevation
  • Grays Peak (1998) #9
  • Mt. Democrat (1998) #28
  • Quandary Peak (1998) #13
  • Bergen Peak (1992)
  • Crestone Needle (1992) #19
  • “Atlantic” Peak / UN 13,841 (1991)
  • Argentine Peak (1991)
  • Banner Peak (1991)
  • Cathedral Spires (1991)
  • Grizzly Peak (1991)
  • Ice Mountain (1991)
  • Jacque Peak (1991)
  • James Peak (1991)
  • Longs Peak | Kiener’s Route (1990) #15
  • Mt. Lindsey (1991) #43
  • North Arapahoe Peak (1991)
  • Pacific Peak (1991)
  • Sheep Mountain (1991)
  • South Arapahoe Peak (1991)
  • Torreys Peak | Kelso Ridge (1991) #11
  • Vasquez Peak (1991)
  • Arrowhead Peak (1990)
  • Bandit Peak (1990)
  • Bighorn Mountain (1990)
  • Bobtail Peak (1990)
  • Chief Mountain (1990)
  • Estes Cone (1990)
  • Geneva Peak (1990)
  • Landslide Peak (1990)
  • Little Matterhorn (1990)
  • Mt. Bierstadt (1990) #38
  • Mt. Tileston (1990)
  • Navajo Peak | North Face (1990)
  • North Star Mountain (1990)
  • Rosalie Peak (1990)
  • Santa Fe Peak (1990)
  • Shoshoni Peak (1990)
  • Sullivan Mountain (1990)
  • UN 10,657 (1990)
  • UN 12,805 (1990)
  • Uneva Peak (1990)
  • Mt. Elbert (1988) #1

U.S. STATE HIGHPOINTS

  • [-] = rank of state highpoint by elevation
  • Mount Katahdin | Maine (2007) [22]
  • Mount Mansfield | Vermont (2007) [26]
  • Campbell Hill | Ohio (2003) [43]
  • Hoosier Hill Point | Indiana (2003) [44]
  • Harney Peak | South Dakota (2003) [15]
  • Panorama Point | Nebraska (2003) [20]
  • Black Mesa | Oklahoma (2003) [23]
  • White Butte | North Dakota (2003) [30] 
  • Mount Sunflower | Kansas (2003) [28]
  • Spruce Knob | West Virginia (2001) [24]
  • Mount Graylock | Massachusetts (2001) [31]
  • Backbone Mountain | Maryland (2001) [32] 
  • Mount Davis | Pennsylvania (2001) [33]
  • Magazine Mountain | Arkansas (2001) [34]
  • Cheaha Mountain | Alabama (2001) [35]
  • Mount Frissell | Connecticut (2001) [36]
  • Eagle Mountain | Minnesota (2001) [37]
  • Mount Arvon | Michigan (2001) [38]
  • Timm’s Hill | Wisconsin (2001) [39]
  • High Point | New Jersey (2001) [40]
  • Taum Sauk Mountain | Missouri (2001) [41]
  • Hawkeye Point | Iowa (2001) [42]
  • Charles Mound | Illinois (2001) [45]
  • Jerimoth Hill | Rhode Island (2001) [46]
  • Woodall Mountain | Mississippi (2001) [47]
  • Driskill Mountain | Louisiana (2001) [48]
  • Ebright Azmith | Deleware (2001) [49]
  • Britton Hill | Florida (2001) [50]
  • Mt. Rainier | Washington  (2000) [4]
  • Mount Marcy | New York (1999) [21]
  • Mount Washington | New Hampshire (1999) [18]
  • Guadalupe Peak | Texas (1998) [14]
  • Wheeler Peak | New Mexico (1993) [8] 
  • Sassafras Mountain | South Carolina (1993) [29]
  • Black Mountain | Kentucky (1993) [27]
  • Brasstown Bald | Georgia (1993) [25]
  • Mount Mitchell | North Carolina (1993) [16]
  • Clingmans Dome | Tennessee (1993) [17]
  • Mount Rogers | Virginia (1993) [19]
  • Humphreys Peak | Arizona (1993) [12]
  • Mt. Elbert | Colorado (1988) [3]
  • Boundary Peak | Nevada (1985) [9]
  • Mount Whitney | California (1982) [2]
  • Mount Hood | Oregon (1972) [13]

MEXICO & SOUTH AMERICA

  • Nevado Huascarán Sur | Andean Cordillera | Peru (1986) [post]
  • Nevado Pisco Oeste | Andean Cordillera | Peru (1986) [post]
  • Cerro Condoriri (attempt) | Andean Cordillera | Bolivia (1985)
  • Cerro 5310 (attempt) | Andean Cordillera | Bolivia (1985)
  • Yanko Huyo (attempt) | Andean Cordillera | Bolivia (1985)
  • Orizaba | Jamapa Glacier Route | Mexico (1984) [post]
  • Popcatepetl | El Ventorillo Route | Mexico (1984) [post]

2 thoughts on “SUMMITS (1970-2008)

  1. Well, a few years ago we planned a 2-week trip to do Gannett & Borah. The 48-mile roundtrip hike to Gannett plus bad weather (that cost us the summit) resulted in severe foot issues. We had to bail on trying Borah and I have yet to make it back for another try. I’ll be in touch via email about Cottonwood Falls. Coming in from the east might be shorter but not necessarily easier.

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  2. WOW…..YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY…..did you miss Borah Peak in Idaho ? I summit-ted it 25 times…. its near Challis , Id. at 12,667 ft.
    Would you be interested in helping me find a hiking trail to Cottonwood Falls near Thielson mountain from the east side following the river this summer? I think you did this hike from the west side starting at Diamond Lake . That is a long 14 mile hike that a lot of my hikers are unable to do. I am at this time the only hiking leader for meetup.com/southernoregonhappytrails…….. hans

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