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Average Vertical Drop at 100m:Colorado Summits

 
Average Vertical Drop at 100m:Colorado Summits

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Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Object Title: Average Vertical Drop at 100m:Colorado Summits

 

Page By: TimW

Created/Edited: Dec 6, 2009 / Dec 10, 2009

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Overview

Below is a list of Colorado peaks which have the greatest vertical drop within a 100 meter(~1/16 of a mile) radius surrounding their summit. The figures below were obtained from analysis of digital data provided by the USGS's National Elevation Dataset at 1/3 arc second resolution. Each of the 360 degrees outward from the summit are examined, with drop figures in each direction averaged and then ranked in descending order. Summits with prominence of > 300 feet are in bold and given a rank. The top 50 ranked summits are shown below. YDS rating for 5th class summits by easiest route is listed 2nd from the right. Click peak name for data from listsofjohn.com. Use the link on the far right for the SP page. See references below for a full Colorado listing.

Peak List

RankAvg at 100m
(drop in feet)
Name County Elevation YDS SP link
1617.3Sharkstooth, TheLarimer126305.4SP
2601.7Chimney RockHinsdale & Ouray117815.6SP
3527.2Elephant Head RockArchuleta9963
499.Island PeaksMontrose7631
485.45180Mesa5180
4480.7Curecanti NeedleGunnison78565.x
5467.6Chimney RockMontezuma61105.x
6466.7East ToeMontezuma77655.x
7461.2Turret RidgeHinsdale122605.9
458.6Steamboat RockMoffat60745.10+
8442.26719Mesa67195.x
10439.3Lizard HeadDolores & San Miguel131135.8SP
11437.6Independence MonumentMesa57395.9SP
12431.3SquawMontezuma64105.x
422.4Notchtop MountainLarimer12129SP
13419.2East Gibraltar PeakRoutt8810
417.110875Gunnison10875
14402.9Knife PointLa Plata13265SP
401.5Capricorn SpireEagle & Summit12500
15399.4Coxcomb PeakHinsdale & Ouray136565.3SP
399.West Anvil PointGarfield8700
398.9West EolusLa Plata13740
16396.29300Park93005.3
17390.5Needle RockDelta78745.3SP
18390.37860Mesa78605.x
389.1Lone Eagle PeakGrand11940SP
388.3Haystack RockMoffat6544
19386.7Dragons BackOuray12968
386.1Kissing CoupleMesa5815
384.3Echo MountainLa Plata13309
383.1Aiguille De FleurGrand11980
21382.Hiamovi TowerGrand12220
380.4Sawtooth, TheClear Creek13620
379.4Sugarloaf RockHinsdale10835
374.8Eagles BeakBoulder12220
374.3Northeast CrestoneCuster & Saguache14260
22373.9East TrinitySan Juan13745
373.7IroquoisGrand12799
372.1Castle RockGunnison11205
23370.6Jagged MountainSan Juan138245.2SP
369.9Little MatterhornLarimer11586
24369.78666Dolores8666
368.8Pilot MountainBoulder12220SP
367.711860Gunnison11860
25367.4Wetterhorn PeakHinsdale & Ouray14015SP
366.7Spearhead, TheBoulder12575
26365.67071Moffat70715.x
27362.4Precipice PeakHinsdale13144SP
359.2Monk RockMineral10778
28357.8Chiefs Head PeakBoulder13579SP
357.7Needle RidgeLa Plata13500
29353.8Crestone NeedleCuster & Saguache14197SP
346.4Pipe OrganMesa5731
345.2Sunlight SpireLa Plata139955.10dSP
30344.2Gladstone PeakDolores & San Miguel13913SP
343.7Peak TenSan Juan13420
31342.213222Hinsdale13222
341.5Libra SpireEagle & Summit125505.4
32341.1SheeprockJefferson88775.5
339.311626Archuleta & Conejos11626
338.7Peak ThirteenSan Juan13705
33338.5HeisshornHinsdale13411
34338.1Thunder PyramidPitkin13932SP
337.8Southern ComfortJefferson8710
337.8Cancer SpireEagle & Summit12540
35335.3South Piney BristleEagle12100
36334.7Nokhu CragsJackson12485SP
328.1Index, TheSan Juan134205.9
327.3Len Shoemaker RidgePitkin128755.4
37326.6Sleeping SextonPitkin13460
38326.4Chimney RockArchuleta79035.x
39325.Navajo PeakBoulder & Grand13409SP
40324.3Goemmer ButteHuerfano8043
323.2Prime PointEagle12225
323.1West ToeMontezuma7325
41322.9Peak FifteenLa Plata137005.2SP
321.3Peak EEagle & Summit13220
321.3Achonee TowerGrand12060
320.8The ProwSaguache13980
42320.6S 9Ouray & San Miguel13134
43319.1Kiowa PeakBoulder13276
44318.612903Pitkin12903
45317.Crestone PeakSaguache14294SP
316.6E PrimeEagle12361
316.4Bear MountainGunnison12373
315.Twin Owls, TheLarimer87895.0SP
314.5Centennial PeakMontezuma13062
46314.55770Mesa5770
47313.5Dallas PeakOuray & San Miguel138095.3SP
48312.113212Pitkin13212
49311.7Lavender PeakMontezuma13220SP
50311.6Eagle MountainMineral12007



The Sharkstooth 12,630'

Lone Eagle Peak 11,920'

7071

Steamboat Rock 6074'

References



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Images

In my opinion, this is the...West side of Peak 7071The SharkstoothPeak 7071Steamboat Rock as viewed from Echo Park.