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Wyoming 2000-ft Prominence Peaks

 
Wyoming 2000-ft Prominence Peaks

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Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Object Title: Wyoming 2000-ft Prominence Peaks

 

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Created/Edited: Apr 15, 2009 / Aug 18, 2010

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Overview

The state of Wyoming has only 35 peaks that have a prominence greater than 2000 feet, which is a surprisingly low number compared with the surrounding states; Utah has 82, Idaho has 100, Montana has 146, and Colorado has 81. These peaks in Wyoming span a large range of climbing difficulty, from easy walk-ups to challenging fifth-class rock climbs.

Three of the top 20 Ultra-prominence (5K+) peaks in the continental United States are located in Wyoming, these being Gannett Peak, Cloud Peak, and the Grand Teton. Visit rfbolton's excellent Ultra-prominence peaks page for more information about these peaks. Note: On the Ultra-prominence page, Gannett Peak is listed 15th at 7,074 feet, and Cloud Peak is listed 16th at 7,067 feet. The prominence data used on this page is taken from the Lists of John site, which shows Cloud at 7,077 feet and Gannett at 7,076 feet; I have used the Lists of John ordering in the list below.

For more information on prominence and how it is figured go to www.peaklist.org and www.cohp.org
Wyoming 2000-ft Prominence Peaks
Map of Wyoming 2000-foot Prominence Peaks; the numbers correspond to the list below

The Wyoming 2K+ List

Rank Image Peak Name Prominence Elevation County Quad Map Link
1 Cloud Peak 7,077 13,167 Big Horn/Johnson Cloud Peak Map
2 Gannett Peak 7,076 13,804 Fremont/Sublette Gannett Peak Map
3 Grand Teton 6,550 13,770 Teton Grand Teton Map
4 Francs Peak 4,056 13,153 Park Francs Peak Map
5 Trout Peak 3,704 12,244 Park Dead Indian Peak Map
6 Wyoming Peak 3,558 11,378 Lincoln Wyoming Peak Map
7 Laramie Peak 3,310 10,260 Albany Laramie Peak Map
8 No image Elk Mountain 3,306 11,156 Carbon Rattlesnake Pass Map
9 No image Ferris Mountain East 3,282 10,037 Carbon Spanish Mine Map
10 Medicine Bow Peak 3,243 12,013 Albany Medicine Bow Peak Map
11 Doubletop Peak 3,000 11,740 Sublette Doubletop Peak Map
12 Mount Moran 2,645 12,605 Teton Mount Moran Map
13 Wind River Peak 2,572 13,192 Fremont/Sublette Temple Peak Map
14 No image Hoback Peak 2,562 10,862 Sublette Hoback Peak Map
15 Pilot Peak 2,519 11,699 Park Pilot Peak Map
16 Wapiti Ridge 2,505 12,165 Park Ptarmigan Mountain Map
17 Cedar Mountain 2,480 7,890 Park Irma Flats Map
18 No image Observation Peak 2,468 9,980 Lincoln Observation Peak Map
19 No image Mount McDougal 2,360 10,780 Lincoln Triple Peak Map
20 Mount Sheridan 2,315 10,305 Teton Mount Sheridan Map
21 Mount Washburn 2,273 10,243 Park Mount Washburn Map
22 Mount Fitzpatrick 2,247 10,907 Lincoln Red Top Mountain Map
23 Younts Peak 2,241 12,156 Park Younts Peak Map
24 Whiskey Peak 2,230 9,225 Fremont Whiskey Peak Map
25 No image Owl Creek Mountains HP 2,184 9,874 Hot Springs Bargee Map
26 Heart Mountain 2,183 8,123 Park Eaglenest Basin Map
27 No image Atlantic Peak 2,163 12,490 Fremont Sweetwater Needles Map
28 No image Bradley Mountain 2,156 9,292 Lincoln Ferry Peak Map
29 Barronette Peak 2,142 10,442 Park Abiathar Peak Map
30 Breccia Peak 2,120 11,260 Teton Togwotee Pass Map
31 No image Sublette Mountain 2,093 9,313 Lincoln Geneva Map
32 No image Two Ocean Plateau South 2,086 10,226 Teton Two Ocean Pass Map
33 No image Bradley Peak 2,058 8,948 Carbon Bradley Peak Map
34 Windy Mountain 2,042 10,262 Park Windy Mountain Map
35 No image Copper Mountain North 2,020 8,310 Fremont Guffy Peak Map


Thanks to the Lists of John website for the prominence numbers.

2K+ Peaks by County

All 35 of these peaks are located within 10 of Wyoming's 23 counties. This list shows the number of peaks with 2000 feet of prominence in each of these counties; Cloud, Gannett, and Wind River Peaks are each shared by two counties and are listed under both.

County Number of Peaks Peak Names
Park 10 Francs Peak, Trout Peak, Pilot Peak, Wapiti Ridge, Cedar Mountain, Younts Peak, Heart Mountain, Barronette Peak, Windy Mountain
Lincoln 6 Wyoming Peak, Observation Peak, Mount McDougal, Mount Fitzpatrick, Bradley Mountain, Sublette Mountain
Fremont 5 Gannett Peak, Wind River Peak, Whiskey Peak, Atlantic Peak, Copper Mountain North
Teton 5 Grand Teton, Mount Moran, Mount Sheridan, Breccia Peak, Two Ocean Plateau South
Sublette 4 Gannett Peak, Doubletop Peak, Wind River Peak, Hoback Peak
Carbon 3 Elk Mountain, Ferris Mountain East, Bradley Peak
Albany 2 Laramie Peak, Medicine Bow Peak
Big Horn 1 Cloud Peak
Hot Springs 1 Owl Creek Mountains HP
Johnson 1 Cloud Peak


Climbers

I do not know of anyone who has climbed all of these peaks; please message me with any information you might have about people who have climbed or are working on climbing them. According to the Lists of John and www.cohp.org sites, Tim Worth has climbed 18 of these peaks, Jerry Brekhus and Mike Friedman have both climbed 10 of these peaks, and Bob Packard, Betty Brekhus, and Tim Schoessler have climbed 8.

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