I was looking at the SPS list and became interested in how the list names originated. More specifically the broad categories that names fall under. The list is referred to as the SPS "Peaks" List, and there are 248 names. Sorting the names into five categories there are: 133 mountains, 74 peaks, 2 points, 2 knobs, and 37 "other". My first question is, how does a mountain differ from a peak from a point from a knob? I have generally viewed a peak as less broad than a mountain and possibly having a pointier summit. But maybe the name has more to do with the person who made the first ascent and his/her efforts to make the name "official". Some of the names seem questionable, is Mount Muir really a mountain in stature? Does it have something to due with the number of feet of prominence from the nearby ridge line? Another example is Mount Ritter standing next to Banner Peak. Ritter is only 200 feet higher, but perhaps it has a broader base? Comments?