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Roger J. Wendell self-portrait via radio control on Wheeler Peak, New Mexico, 13161 ft (4011 m) - 06-10-2011
Wheeler Peak, New Mexico - 13,161 ft
13ers!
 
Thoughts, notes, and pictures that relate to peaks between 3,962 and 4,267 metres (12,999 & 14,000 ft) in height around my favorite state, Colorado, and other interesting places in neighboring states and around the world!
 
 

 

 

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Arrow Pointing Right Click Here for my notes on technical climbing...

 


The most popular climbs, in Colorado, are the "14ers" - mountains over 14,000 feet high. The problem is they're used so much, by so many, that most of the trails are deeply worn and solitude that much less frequent. So, many of us "locals" (because we have easy, regular access that visitors can't make time for) enjoy the less lofty pursuit of 13ers - peaks at 13,000 feet (3,962 metres), or higher, but less than 14,000 feet (4,267 metres).

There are about 584 "official," or "ranked" (at least 300 feet of prominence) 13ers throughout Colorado - they're much less popular than the 58 ranked/unranked "big ones" (14ers) but provide plenty of solitude while giving you an equally great climb! Although the 300 foot (91.44 metres) "saddle rule" (Also known as "prominence," "saddle depth," or "rank") generaly applies to 13ers, there seems to be some flexibility in the 3,000 foot (914.4 metres) ascent requirement. This may be due to the approach, or start, being a bit closer to some of the 13er summits for obvious reasons. Admittedly these criteria are fairly arbitrary, but, the "line" has to be drawn somewhere so I think these measurements are closest to representing what it means to be a mountain in Colorado and around the American west (Alaska having exceptions of its own...)

Oh, and don't be fooled! Some of Colorado's 13ers have some of the most difficult "standard" routes in the state - peaks like Lizard Head, Jagged, Dallas and one or two others are examples that quickly come to mind - peaks with a bit of 5th class and tough route-finding where you'd better know what you're doing!

Finally, some of Colorado's neighboring states, and near-neighbors (California, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming), have a number of 13ers of their own that can be fun and challenging at times as well. No matter the location, be sure to incorporate safety into your hiking or climbing plans - mountaineering has been fun and rewarding for me but I've seen more than my share of accidents and mishaps over the years...

- Roger J. Wendell

 

Centennials

Mountains This list of "13ers," combined with the 14ers (listed on my other page), comprise the Colorado Centennials - the highest 100 peaks in Colorado!

Note: The summits shown in gray do not have enough prominence to be a ranked peak. Those shown in "quotes" were not officially named by the USGS at the time I created this entry...

Peak Elevation Rank Range Completed
 "Sunlight Spire" 13,995’ San Juan not yet...
 Grizzly Pk A 13,988’ 54 Sawatch
 Stewart Pk 13,983’ 55 San Juan
 Columbia Point 13,980’ 56 Sangre de Cristo not yet...
 "Kitty Kat Carson" 13,980’ Sangre de Cristo not yet...
 "Prow, The" 13,980’ Sangre de Cristo not yet...
 Pigeon Pk 13,972’ 57 San Juan not yet...
 Ouray, Mt 13,971’ 58 Sawatch
 Ice Mtn 13,951’ 59 Sawatch not yet...
 Fletcher Mtn 13,951’ 60 Tenmile
 Gemini Pk 13,951’ Mosquito
 Pacific Pk 13,950’ 61 Tenmile
 Cathedral Pk A 13,943’ 62 Elk not yet...
 French Mtn 13,940’ 63 Sawatch
 Hope A, Mt 13,933’ 64 Sawatch not yet...
 "Thunder Pyramid" 13,932’ 65 Elk not yet...
 Adams A, Mt 13,931’ 66 Sangre de Cristo not yet...
 Gladstone Pk 13,913’ 67 San Juan not yet...
 Meeker, Mt 13,911’ 68 Front
 Casco Pk 13,908’ 69 Sawatch
 Red Mtn A 13,908’ 70 Sangre de Cristo
 Emerald Pk 13,904’ 71 Sawatch not yet...
 "Drift Pk" 13,900’ Tenmile not yet...
 Horseshoe Mtn A 13,898’ 72 Mosquito
 "Phoenix Pk" 13,895’ 73 San Juan not yet...
 Vermilion Pk 13,894’ 74 San Juan not yet...
 Frasco BM 13,876’ Sawatch
 Cronin Pk 13,870’ 75 Sawatch
 Buckskin, Mt 13,865’ 76 Mosquito
 
Peak Elevation Rank Range Completed
 Vestal Pk 13,864’ 77 San Juan not yet...
 Jones Mtn A 13,860’ 78 San Juan not yet...
 North Apostle 13,860’ 79 Sawatch not yet...
 Meeker Ridge 13,860’ Front not yet...
 Clinton Pk 13,857’ 80 Mosquito
 Dyer Mtn 13,855’ 81 Mosquito
 Crystal Pk A 13,852’ 82 Tenmile
 Traver Pk 13,852’ Mosquito not yet...
 Edwards, Mt 13,850’ 83 Front
 California Pk 13,849’ 84 Sangre de Cristo not yet...
 Oklahoma, Mt 13,845’ 85 Sawatch
 Spalding, Mt 13,842’ Front
 Half Pk 13,841’ 86 San Juan not yet...
 Atlantic Pk 13,841’ 87 Tenmile
 Hagerman Pk 13,841’ 88 Elk not yet...
 Turret Pk A 13,835’ 89 San Juan not yet...
 PT 13,832 13,832’ 90 San Juan not yet...
 Holy Cross Ridge 13,831’ 91 Sawatch not yet...
 Iowa Pk 13,831’ Sawatch not yet...
 Jupiter Mtn 13,830’ 92 San Juan
 "Huerfano Pk" 13,828’ 93 Sangre de Cristo not yet...
 Jagged Mtn 13,824’ 94 San Juan
 "Lackawanna" 13,823’ 95 Sawatch
 Silverheels, Mt 13,822’ 96 Front
 Rio Grande Pyramid 13,821’ 97 San Juan not yet...
 Keyboard of the Winds 13,820’ Front not yet...
 Teakettle Mtn 13,819’ 98 San Juan
 PT 13,811 13,811’ 99 San Juan not yet...
 Dallas Pk 13,809’ 100 San Juan

 

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French Mountain, Casco Peak, and Frasco Benchmark

Led by Joe Shultes, this was a CMC trip on August 25, 2012 that took us up two Centennials (French is 13,940 feet and Casco is 13,908 feet) and the unranked Frasco Benchmark (13,867 feet).
French Mountain by Roger J. Wendell - 08-25-2012
French Mountain
French Mountain by Roger J. Wendell - 08-25-2012
French Mountain glass register
Casco Peak by Roger J. Wendell - 08-25-2012
Cascp Peak
Casco Peak by Roger J. Wendell - 08-25-2012
Casco Peak
Frasco Benchmark by Roger J. Wendell - 08-25-2012
Frasco Benchmark
Frasco Benchmark by Roger J. Wendell - 08-25-2012
Frasco Benchmark

 

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Mount Ouray, Colorado (13,971 feet / 4,258 metres)

Mount Ouray is located in Colorado's southern Sawatch Range, in the San Isabel National Forest, Chaffee County. It's considered a Colorado "Centennial" since it's one of the state's highest 100 peaks. For this climb I was a Leader-in-Training for a Colorado Mountain Club outing organized by Candace. Accompanying us this early fall day were Eileen and Jay. The weather was mostly overcast, fog, and some sporadic pelting snow at times. But, as you can see from the shots below, there were a few minutes where the sky temporarily cleared to afford us some better views!
Mount Ouray, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 10-05-2011
1. Mount Ouray summit
Mount Ouray, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 10-05-2011
2. Jay at the summit cairn
Mount Ouray, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 10-05-2011
3. Me, Candace, and Eileen
Mount Ouray, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 10-05-2011
4. Frost on the ridge
Mount Ouray, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 10-05-2011
1. Coming back down...
Mount Ouray, Colorado by Roger J. Wendell - 10-05-2011
1. Fall leaves near the trailhead

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Kings Peak, Utah (13,528 feet /4,123 metres)

Kings Peak is the highest point in Utah and is located in the Uinta Wilderness area of the Ashley National Forest in thenortheastern part of the state. I had the pleasure of climbing Kings Peak in late fall when the leaves were just starting to turn and I had the mountain entirely to myself (everyone was at work or in school!)! At about 30 miles (48 kilometres) roundtrip Kings Peak can be completed in one long, hard day hike from the Henry's Fork trailhead. I, however, chose to break the climb up into two overnight camps so that I could enjoy the area before winter set in. A drive through southern Wyoming is required to reach the trailhead where I spent the night sleeping near my car as it was too dark to figure out where the campsites were! Once on the trail I made way quickly and was able to set up "high camp" at about 11,000 feet (3,300 metres). From there it only took about three hours to reach the summit where I was able to enjoy beautiful weather and solitude. Unfortunately, as you can see from one of the photos, there was a bit of junk being stored on the summit where a register would normally be located. Memorials, religious materials, "geocaching" and even summit registers have no place in our nation's wilderness areas - even if the "storage" spot is on a peak. Anyway, I was able to casually make my way back down to camp after having enjoyed a couple hours of very comfortable "summit time" - I'm very lucky!
Kings Peak, Utah car camping by Roger J. Wendell - 09-21-2011
1. Frosty car camping...
Kings Peak, Utah High Camp by Roger J. Wendell - 09-23-2011
2. High camp...
Kings Peak, Utah Summit from Henry's Fork Basin meadow by Roger J. Wendell - 09-23-2011
3. Summit from Henry's Fork Basin
Kings Peak, Utah by Roger J. Wendell - 09-23-2011
4. kings Peak Summit
Roger J. Wendell on the summit of Kings Peak, Utah - 09-22-2011
6. Me on the summit!
Junk on the summit of Kings Peak, Utah by Roger J. Wendell - 09-22-2011
6. Junk on the summit...

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Wheeler Peak, Nevada (13,063 ft / 3,982 metres)

Wheeler Peak is Nevada's second highest - see my note, below, about Nevada's highest point, Boundary Peak...
Wheeler Peak, Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-04-2011
1. Me
Wheeler Peak, Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-04-2011
2. Mailbox peak register
Wheeler Peak, Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-04-2011
3. Me and the mailbox
Wheeler Peak, Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-04-2011
4. Summit register
Wheeler Peak, Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-04-2011
5. Trail up
Wheeler Peak, Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-04-2011
6. Wheeler Peak

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Boundary Peak, Nevada (13,063 ft / 3,982 metres) and Montgomery Peak, California (13,441 ft / 4,097 metres)

Boundary Peak, located just a couple hundred metres from the California border, is the highest point in Nevada. Boundary is pretty much a sub-peak of Montgomery Peak (which is physically located on the other side of the border in California). Since the two peaks are one kilometre apart, with only a 253 foot (77 metres) drop in the connecting saddle, Boundary doesn't receive the amount of attention that Nevada's second highest peak (Wheeler) does at 82 feet less elevation (4,007 metres) in near the state's eastern border with Utah. In either case, I've climbed all three and only reached Montgomery's summit by first stopping on Boundary. All three are nice climbs and, as you can see from the accompanying videos, I pretty much had 'em all to myself!
Boundary Peak, Nevada as seen from Montgomery Peak in California by Roger J. Wendell - 08-0e-2011
1. Boundary Peak
Boundary Peak, Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-03-2011
2. Me on Boundary Peak
Wild horses at the Boundary Peak trailhead in Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-02-2011
3. Wild horses at the trailhead
Montgomery Peak, California as seen from Boundary Peak, Nevada by Roger J. Wendell - 08-03-2011
4. Montgomery as seen from Boundary
Roger J. Wendell on Montgomery Peak, California - 08-03-2011
5. Me on Montgomery
Montgomery Peak register, California by Roger J. Wendell - 08-03-2011
6. Montgomery Peak register

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Whale Peak, Colorado (13,078 ft / 3,986 metres)

CMC leader Dave Riter took a handful of us up this delightful little peak on a comfortable summer's day in July:
Whale Peak Colorado Mountain Club by Roger J. Wendell - 07-29-2011
1. Dave, Gordon, Dave, Marty, Elise
Whale Peak Colorado Mountain Club by Roger J. Wendell - 07-29-2011
2. Gibson Lake (3,615m elevation)
Whale Peak Colorado Mountain Club by Roger J. Wendell - 07-29-2011
3. Whale Peak
Whale Peak Colorado Mountain Club by Roger J. Wendell - 07-29-2011
4. Gordon, Dave, Elise, Dave, me
Whale Peak Colorado Mountain Club by Roger J. Wendell - 07-29-2011
5. Me

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Jupiter Mountain, Colorado (13,830 ft / 4,215 metres)

While climbing 14ers in Chicago Basin I took time out to climb Jupiter - one of Colorado's "Centennials."
Jupiter Mountain by Roger J. Wendell - 07-15-2009
GPS with Windom and Sunlight
Jupiter Mountain by Roger J. Wendell - 07-15-2009
The side of Jupiter
Jupiter Mountain by Roger J. Wendell - 07-15-2009
5 Year old summit register
Jupiter Mountain by Roger J. Wendell - 07-15-2009
Me, Windom and Sunlight
Jupiter Mountain by Roger J. Wendell - 07-15-2009
Jupiter's summit

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Mt. Kelso, Colorado (13,164 ft / 4,012 metres)

Steve Farley and I climbed 13,164 foot (4,012.38 metres) Kelso Mountain on Saturday, August 2, 2003. Kelso is located in the Arapaho National Forest between Girzzly Gulch and Stevens Gulch, off I-70 west of Denver. In the first photo Steve's silhouette is standing between Grays and Torreys, two VERY popular 14ers. On that day there were well over 200 private vehicles parked at the trailhead, and along the road, yet we had all of Kelso to ourselves!

Steve between Grays and Torreys on Kelso Mountain
Grays, Torreys and Steve
Snow on Kelso Mountain in August
August snow field!
Roger on a Kelso Mountain Snow Field
Roger loping
Steve at Mine Entrance
Steve is not a minor
Mine on Kelso Mountain at at 12,000+ Feet
Mine is over 12,000 feet
Mine Shack at 12,000+ Feet
Mine shack

 

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Atlantic Peak, Colorado (13,841 ft / 4,219 metres)

Dan Kinzie led our group of 11 CMCers up Atlantic Peak on a very wintery day in October!

Atlantic Peak by Dan Kinzie - 10-23-2010
Heading up
Dan Kinzie on Atlantic Peak - 10-23-2010
Dan Kinzie
Atlantic Peak photo by Kim LaLiberte - 10-23-2010
My rear-end...
Ice in the beard of Roger J. Wendell on Atlantic Peak - 10-23-2010
Ice (and gray...) in my beard
Roger Wendell and a small avalanche crack on Atlantic Peak by Dan Kinzie - 10-23-2010
Small avalanche crack
Roger J. Wendell on the summit of Atlantic Peak by Dan Kinzie - 10-23-2010
Me on top

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Miscellaneous 13ers:

Roger J. Wendell and John Collard on Point 13660 in the Sawatch Range by Joe Aldridge - 10-22-2011
Point 13,660 (Lackawana)
Roger J. Wendell on Lackawana Peak - 10-22-2011
Lackawana Peak (Sawatch)
Roger J. Wendell on Rosalie Peak - 10-01-2011
Rosalie Peak (Front Range)
Roger J. Wendell on Colorado's K2 - 08-09-2009
K2 (Elks Range, Colorado)
Roger J. Wendell with Chris and Jsaon on Horseshoe Mountain - 05-25-2013
Horseshoe Mountain, Colorado

Gemini Peak 07-20-1997
Gemini Peak 1997
CMC Leader Ken Yarcho took us up to the top of Gemini Peak on July 20, 1997. That's Ken standng at the left. I'm next to him with the gray baseball cap. The others are Candice Skalet, Ed Wilkes, Dave Pitney, Steve Haymes, Bill Markley, Frank Kucler and Ray Miskines or Mark Mulligan (I'm not sure, so any help would be appreciated!).   Roger J. Wendell self-portrait via radio control on Wheeler Peak, New Mexico, 13141 ft (4005 m) - 06-10-2011
Mt. Walter, New Mexico - 13,141 ft
Mt. Walter, in the state of New Mexico near its border with Colorado, isn't a "real" 13er since it's only a few tens of metres away from that state's highest point, Wheeler Peak (0.51 kilometres to be exact...) with just under 53 feet of topograpic prominence. Nevertheless, the people of New Mexico felt this point to be of enough importance to put a sign on it, naming it after a native son who loved the area!

 

Bolivia:
(Click Here for my Bolivia page)

Roger J. Wendell on Cernoke, near Copacabana, Bolivia - 06-11-2013
Me on Cernoke summit (13,697)
Cernoke near Copacabana, Bolivia by Roger J. Wendell - 06-11-2013
Cernoke is near Copacabana
Roger J. Wendell half way up Cerro Calvario, Bolivia - 06-10-2013
Half way up Cerro Calvario
Roger J. Wendell on top Cerro Calvario - 06-10-2013
Me on top Cerro Calvario (13,031)
Mine on Kelso Mountain at at 12,000+ Feet
Cerro Calvario summit

 

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A list of some of the 13ers I've summitted over the years:

Nearing the Summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii by Roger J. Wendell - 02-13-2007
Manua Kea, Hawai'i
Excuses, excuses: I didn't keep good records on 13ers due to a variety of reasons but mostly because I thought them to be rather common [There are about 584 of 'em in Colorado]. Also, it's sometimes difficult to obtain a full 3,000 feet of elevation gain, on some of them, while others were "summitted" on a trail that was leading to some other landmark or an even higher summit. Others were unnamed so I paid even less attention to them while others were a bit illusive with me just getting within a few minutes of the summit before being forced off by weather. [Pettingell Peak and North Star Mountain come immediately to mind as "near misses" due to really bad weather. North Star was especially interesting with Park County out looking for us, due to a heinous snowstorm that had moved in, but ending in self rescue (04/22/2000)]
 

 

My Colorado list, so far:

  1. Argentine Peak (13,738 ft) - August 09, 2015 [led by Dave Goldwater for the CMC]
  2. Atlantic Peak (13,841 ft) - October 23, 2010 [an early winter "mini-epoch" led by Dan Kinzie]
  3. Audubon, Mount (13,223 ft) - December 01, 2012 [while on Grayson Garner's CMC climb] [Again on 07-21-2014 with John Stidman]
  4. Bald Mountain (13,684 ft) - May 13, 2000 [and again, by myself, on 07-15-2014]
  5. Boreas Mountain (13,082 ft) - July 08, 2014 [CMC trip led by George Taylor with Steve Bonowski and Janet Martel]
  6. Buckskin, Mount - Mosquito Range (13,654 ft) - August 16, 2014
  7. Casco Peak (13,908 ft) - August 25, 2012 Sawatch Range [while on Joe Schultes' CMC climb]
  8. Clinton Peak (13,857 ft) - September 30, 2017 Sawatch Range
  9. Cronin Peak (13,870 ft) - September 03, 2017 Sawatch Range
  10. Coxcomb Peak (13,656 ft) - July 12, 1998 [with Rhonda Lew's BMS class]
  11. Crystal Peak (13,852 ft) - August 04, 2014 [with Steve Bonowski]
  12. Dallas Peak (13,809 ft) - August 18, 2012 [with Uwe Sartori, Daedra Pierce, John and Renata Collard]
  13. Dyer Mountain (13,855 ft) - August 23, 2014 [Ran into Diane Edwards on the summit in heavy fog!]
  14. Edwards, Mount (13,850 ft) - July 04, 2012 [with Mike and Valerie Miller and Rick Tronvig]
  15. French Mountain (13,940 ft) - August 25, 2012 Sawatch Range [while on Joe Schultes' CMC climb]
  16. Fletcher Mountain (13,951 ft) - August 9, 2014
  17. Flora, Mt (13,146 ft) - November 17, 2012 [with Linda Jagger and Sacha Bobst]
  18. Gray Wolf Mountain (13,602 ft) - October 16, 2011 [with Steve Farley]
  19. Grizzly Peak D (13,427 ft) - November 08, 1997
  20. Grizzly Peak A (13,998 ft) - September 12, 2014
  21. Hassel Peak (13,215 ft) - July 16, 2006
  22. Henry Mountain (13,254 ft) - August 7, 2016 [with Dean Cates and Peg Flick]
  23. Horseshoe Mountain (13,898 ft) - May 25, 2013 [led by Denise Snow while on Steve Bonowski's CMC climb]
  24. James Peak (13,294 ft) - June 02, 2007 (With Linda and Georgia)
  25. Jupiter Mountain (13,830 ft) - July 15, 2009
  26. Jagged Mountain (13,824 ft) - July 15, 2012 [with Steve Gladbach, Britt Jones, and John Froshaug]
  27. Kelso, Mt (13,164 ft) - August 02, 2003 [with Steve Farley]
  28. Lackawana Peak (13,863 ft) - October 22, 2011 [I was the LIT for John Collard's CMC climb]
  29. Meeker, Mt (13,911 ft) - June 30, 2014 [with Bob Huey]
  30. Mosquito Peak (13,781 ft) - July 03, 2016 [My CMC lead]
  31. North Star Mountain (13,614 ft) - November 07, 2014 [CMC trip led by me and Jeff Speake]
  32. Oklahoma, Mt (13,845 ft) - August 30, 2014
  33. Ouray, Mt. (13,971) [I was the LIT for Candace's Winkle's CMC climb]
  34. Pacific Peak (13,950 ft) - July 6, 2013 [I was the only one in the entire area!]
  35. Parnassus, Mt (13,574 ft) - November 15, 2003 [led by Linda Jagger and Donna Brockman - bitter cold with lots of "post-holing..." (also did it on 12-18-2011)]
  36. Peak 13010 also known as "Golden Bear Peak" - December 05, 2012 [CMC climb led by Eileen O'Leary and Candace Winkle}
  37. Pennsylvania Mountain (13,006 ft) - July 23, 2016 [CMC hike led by Nicholas Browne]
  38. Pettingell Peak (13,553 ft) - July 10, 2012 [Dave Goldwater CMC climb up the east ridge]
  39. Powell, Mt. (13,534 ft) - October 03, 1998
  40. Red Mountain (13,908) Sangre de Cristo Range - August 19 2007 [with Aidan McGuire]
  41. Rogers Peak (13,391 ft) - December 01, 2002 [led by Steve Bonowski]
  42. Rosalie Peak (13,575 ft) - October 01, 2011 [with Tom Jagger]
  43. Santa Fe Peak (13,180 ft) - August 29, 2015 [with Claude Neumann]
  44. Sheridan, Mt. (13,748 ft) - July 20, 1997
  45. Silverheels, Mt. (13,822 ft) - May 29, 2000 [Me, Michael Clapper, CMC leader Keith Jensen, & JoAnne - photo by Dick Yost]
  46. Sniktau, Mt. (13,243 ft) - August 24, 1997 [Led by Steve Farley for the Sierra Club]
  47. Square Top Mountain A - September 26, 2015
  48. Stewart Peak (13,983 ft) - September 03, 2016 [CMC trip led by Steve Bonowski
  49. Teakettle Mountain (13,819 ft) - July 17, 2012 [with Candace Winkle (I was co-leader), Eileen, and John Aldridge]
  50. West Spanish Peak "Wahatoya" (13,631 ft) - July 12, 2015 [led by Tom Mourar for the CMC]
  51. Whale Peak (13,078 ft) - July 29, 2011 [led by Dave Riter]
  52. Wheeler Mountain (13,690 ft) - July 01, 2012 [led by Dominique Hershberger for the CMC]
  53. Wilcox, Mount (13,408 ft) - August 09, 2015 [led by Dave Goldwater for the CMC]

 

Other 13ers I've climbed outside my home state of Colorado:

  1. Bolivia - Cernoke (Full of antennas on top) 4,175 meters (13,697) feet - June 11, 2013
  2. Bolivia - Cerro Calvario (Calvary Hill) 3,972 meters (13,031) feet - June 10, 2013
  3. California - Montgomery Peak 4,097 metres (13,441 feet) - August 03, 2011
  4. Hawai'i - Mauna Kea 4,205 metres (13,796 feet) - February 13, 2007 [Although I don't take the statistic too seriously, Mauna Kea is considered the world's highest mountain as measured from its base (32,000 to 33,000 feet, or about 10,000 metres)]
  5. Malaysia - Kinabalu, Mount (Gunung Kinabalu) 4,095 metres (13,435 feet) - December 10, 2014 [with Steve Bonowski, Tom Cope, and Patrick Thornley]
  6. Nevada - Boundary Peak 4,005 metres (13,140 feet) - August 03, 2011
  7. Nevada - Wheeler Peak 3,982 metres (13,063 feet) - August 04, 2011
  8. New Mexico - Wheeler Peak 4,011 metres (13,161 feet) - June 10, 2011
  9. Utah - Kings Peak 4,123 metres (13,528 feet) - September 22, 2011 (...had the entire mountain to myself for over a day!)

 

Unranked Sub Peaks: (13er Points of interest that I've climbed that don't have enough topographic prominence to be considered a peak of their own...)

  1. Frasco Benchmark, Colorado (13,876 ft) - August 25, 2012 Sawatch Range [while on Joe Schultes' CMC climb]
  2. Gemini Peak (13,951 ft) - July 20, 1997
  3. K2, Colorado (13,664 ft) - August 09, 2009 Elks Range
  4. Loveland Mountain, Mosquito Range, Colorado (13,692) - August 16, 2014
  5. Peerless Mountain, Colorado (13,348 ft) - May 25, 2013 Tenmile-Mosquito Range [while on Steve Bonowski's CMC climb up Horseshoe]
  6. Point 13,660, Colorado (13,660 ft) Sawatch Range - October 22, 2011 [I was the LIT for John Collard's CMC climb]
  7. Point 13,832, Colorado (13,832 ft) Elks Range - July 22, 2007 [with Aidan McGuire]
  8. Point 13,930, Colorado (13,930 ft) Sawatch Range - August 26, 2007 [with John Aldag]
  9. Spalding Mountain, Colorado (13,846 ft) - June 25, 2000 [with Doug Bloom]
  10. Sullivan Mountain, Colorado (13,134 ft) - August 29, 2015 [with Claude Neumann]
  11. Mt. Walter, New Mexico (13, 141 feet / 4,005 metres) on the same massive as Wheeler Peak but only a few tens of metres away from with 53 feet of prominence

 

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13er Waypoints

Compass For personal safety, and just for the fun of it, I usually take a GPS "reading" on the top of each peak, at the trailhead, or some other interesting point or curiosity along the way. WARNING: I cannot guarantee the accuracy of these waypoints as my own GPS bounces around a lot or I simply take an incorrect reading! Please rely on a more accurate source for your Waypoints! That being said, I still enjoy "cataloging" Waypoints and I keep a bunch of other locations, from around the world, on my 12ers, 13ers, 14ers, Hiking, Waypoints, and other pages...

Colorado 13ers I've climbed:
(that I could remember to record here...)

Atlantic Peak N 39° 24.822' W 106° 07.556' 13,841 feet 4,218 metres
Mt. Audubon N 40° 05.955' W 105° 36.973' 13,223 feet 4,030 metres
Casco Peak N 39° 06.842' W 106° 29.633' 13,908 feet 4,239 metres
Dallas Peak N 37° 59.294' W 107° 49.411' 13,809 feet 4,209 metres
Mt. Edwards N 39° 38.187' W 105° 47.648' 13,850 feet 4,221 metres
Mt. Flora N 39° 48.297' W 105° 44.131' 13,146 feet 4,007 metres
Frasco Benchmark (Unranked) N 39° 07.528' W 106° 29.470' 13,876 feet 4,229 metres
French Mountain N 39° 07.707' W 106° 29.938' 13,940 feet 4,249 metres
Gray Wolf Peak N 39° 37.029' W 105° 39.649' 13,602 feet 4,146 metres
Horseshoe Mountain N 39° 11.088' W 106° 11.066' 13,898 feet 4,236 metres
Jagged Mountain N 37° 38.739' W 107° 35.033' 13,824 feet 4,214 metres
Jupiter Mountain (Chicago Basin) N 37° 36.756' W 107° 35.536' 13,830 feet 4,215 metres
K2 (Elks Range) N 39° 09.238' W 107° 04.609' 13,664 feet 4,164.5 metres
Lackawana (Sawatch Range) N 39° 06.602' W 106° 30.733' 13,823 feet 4,213 metres
Mt. Ouray N 38° 25.364' W 106° 13.486' 13,971 feet 4,258 metres
Mt. Parnassus, Front Range N 39° 43.213' W 105° 49.333' 13,574 feet 4,137 metres
Peak 13010 "Golden Bear Peak" N 39° 41.597' W 105° 55.206' 13,010 feet 3,965 metres
Pettingell Peak N 39° 43.726' W 105° 54.281' 13,553 feet 4,131 metres
Point 13660 (Sawatch Range / Lackawana) N 39° 06.305' W 106° 31.226' 13,660 feet 4,163 metres
Point 13930 (Sawatch Range) N 38° 57.112' W 106° 23.095' 13,930 feet 4,246 metres
Red Mountain N 37° 06.741' W 105° 10.868' 13,930 feet 4,246 metres
Rosalie Peak N 39° 33.379' W 105° 36.386' 13,575 feet 4,137 metres
Sniktau N 39° 40.701' W 105° 51.454' 13,234 feet 4,034 metres
Teakettle Mountain N 38° 00.038' W 107° 45.710' 13,819 feet 4,212 metres
Unknown (climbed 07-22-2007) N 39° 01.310' W 106° 51.602' 13,838 feet 4,218 metres
Mt. Walter, New Mexico N 36° 33.662' W 105° 24.871' 13,141 feet 4,005 metres
Whale Peak N 39° 29.671' W 105° 51.980' 13,078 feet 3,986 metres
Wheeler Mountain N 39° 22.811' W 106° 08.145' 13,690 feet 4,173 metres

 

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Other 13ers I've been on outside Colorado:

Boundary Peak, Nevada N 37° 50.767' W 118° 21.080' 13,140 feet 4,005 metres
Kings Peak, Utah N 40° 46.580' W 110° 22.379' 13,528 feet 4,123 metres
Mauna Kea, Hawai'i N 19° 49.371' W 155° 28.152' 13,796 feet 4,205 metres
Montogmery Peak, California N 37° 50.311' W 118° 21.421' 13,441 feet 4,097 metres
Wheeler Peak, Nevada N 38° 59.148' W 114° 18.834' 13,063 feet 3,982 metres
Wheeler Peak, New Mexico N 36° 33.413' W 105° 25.015' 13,161 feet 4,011 metres

 

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Some Trailheads:

Chicago Lakes Trailhead 52 Roger J. Wendell by Steve Farley - 10-16-2011
Mount Evans Wilderness, Colorado
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Berthoud Pass trailhead - US Highway 40
Berthoud Pass summit
N 39° 47.902' W 105° 46.563' 11,307 feet 3,446 metres
Boundary Peak Wilderness trailhead, Nevada N 37° 52.150' W 118° 18.371' 8,728 feet 2,660 metres
Chicago Lakes Number 52 trailhead, Colorado (up past the Idaho Springs reservoir and cabins) N 39° 38.391' W 105° 37.007' 10,660 feet 3,249 metres
Deer Creek trailhead (for Rosalie Peak), Colorado N 39° 30.633' W 105° 34.070' 9,323 feet 2,841 metres
Henry's Fork trailhead (for Kings Peak), Utah N 40° 54.548' W 110° 19.872' 9,430 feet 2,874 metres
Pole Creek/Elkhart Park Trailhead for Gannett Peak, Wyoming N 43° 00.245' W 109° 45.107' 9,225 feet 2,812 metres
Wheeler Peak trailhead, New Mexico (Taos Ski area) N 36° 35.824' W 105° 26.944' 9,352 feet 2,850 metres

 

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Prominence, a Definition:

In topography, "prominence" is the height of a mountain or hill's summit by the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it and no higher summit - Prominence is a measure of the independence of a summit. Only summits with a sufficient degree of prominence are regarded as independent mountains. For example, the world's second-highest mountain is K2 (height 8,611 metres, prominence 4,017 metres). While Mount Everest's South Summit (height 8,749 metres, prominence about 10 metres) is taller than K2, it is not considered an independent mountain because it is a subsummit of the main summit (which has a height and prominence of 8,848 metres).

 

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  19. Ten Essentials - Don't leave home without 'em!
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  25. Walking softly in the backcountry
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