What is the 90% dominance list?
Dominance is the topographical prominence of a mountain divided by its summit elevation; in other words, the prominence/elevation ratio. For a definition of prominence theory, see the excellent, detailed Peaklist page
. This list includes the 13 peaks in the contiguous United States with a prominence/elevation ratio of 90% or greater. The top 3 peaks on this list, all island highpoints, automatically have 100% dominance, and so are ranked by elevation. The rest of the mountains are ranked by dominance from greatest to least. So, without further ado, the U.S. 90% Dominance List.
(It should be noted that there are plenty of peaks in Alaska and Hawaii that would be on this list were those states included.)
The U.S. 90% Dominance List
Data taken from the Peaklist page
detailing dominance (see 5.5.) Peaks on this list are at least 2000' in height to rule out less significant peaks.
|U.S. State ||Name ||Dom. (%) ||Elev. (Ft.) ||Prom. (Ft.) |
|CA ||Devils Peak ||100% ||2,470 ||2,470 |
|WA ||Mount Constitution ||100% ||2,407 ||2,407 |
|CA ||Mount Orizaba ||100% ||2,097 ||2,097 |
|WA ||Mount Olympus ||98% ||7,969 ||7,829 |
|NH ||Mount Washington ||98% ||6,288 ||6,148 |
|CA ||South Butte ||97% ||2,117 ||2,047 |
|CA||Mount Tamalpais ||95% ||2,571 ||2,451 |
|NY ||Mount Marcy ||92% ||5,344 ||4,914 |
|WA ||Mount Rainier ||92% ||14,411 ||13,210 |
|WA ||Round Mountain ||91% ||5,320 ||4,780 |
|NC ||Mount Mitchell ||91% ||6,684 ||6,089 |
|CA ||Loma Prieta ||90% ||3,786 ||3,426 |
|WA ||Anderson Mountain ||90% ||3,364 ||3,034|
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