Contiguous US 14ers

United States, North America
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History

The first people to complete the then-known contiguous US 14ers (51 CO, 12 CA? & 1 WA?) were father and son Carl and Bob Melzer in 1939 (1).  The third person & first woman to complete the then-known contiguous US 14ers (52 CO, 14 CA & 1 WA) was Virginia Nolan on July 19, 1953 (2-4).  The speed record for climbing the then-recognized contiguous US 14ers (54 CO, 13 CA? & 1 WA?) was done by George, Flint, Quade, Cody & Tyle Smith in 48 days in 1974 (5,6).  Any new speed records for the contiguous US 14ers will need to include all of the 67 peaks listed below.

 
 
Completers

The following is a list of people known to complete all of the 67 contiguous US 14ers with 300 feet of interpolated prominence:

 
Completer
Date of Completion
Age at Completion
1
Rich McAdams
September 1984
34
2
Charlie Winger
October 1986
49
3
Bob Packard
July 1988
52
4
Brian Kalet
July 14, 2007
27
5
Teresa Gergen
September 2, 2008
44
5
Kirk Mallory
September 2, 2008
39
7 Bill Wright September 19, 2013 51
8
Shane McDonald
October 5, 2013 30
9
David Twillmann
August 16, 2014 35
10 Mike Bromberg July 1, 2015 66
11 Eva Poisson July 1, 2016 33
11
Michael Poisson
July 1, 2016 37
13
Mitch Etchebarne
July 12, 2016 63
14
Garry Harrington
August 12, 2016 56
14
David Hart
August 12, 2016 48
16 Ted Ehrlich September 18, 2016  29
17  Calvin Johannsen  July 16, 2017 30
18 Alyson Kirk September 4, 2020 37
18 John Kirk September 4, 2020 44

State Stats

State
Ranked Peaks
Percentage
First Appearance
CO
53
79
2
CA
12
18
1
WA
2
3
5

List

Only peaks with at least 300 feet of optimistic prominence are included.  Summitpost links are provided when available.  When unavailable, Lists of John links are provided.

Peak Name
Rank
Elevation
Line Parent
Isolation
Prominence
State Range
Mount Whitney
1
14,497'
Nevado de Toluca
1649.8
10,082'
CA Sierra
Mount Elbert
2
14,433'
Mount Whitney
669.2
9,093'
CO Sawatch
Mount Massive
3
14,421'
Mount Elbert
5.1
1,961'
CO Sawatch
Mount Harvard
4
14,420'
Mount Elbert
15.0
2,360'
CO Sawatch
Mount Rainier
5
14,411'
Mount Massive
933.3
13211'
WA Cascades
Mount Williamson
6
14,375'
Mount Whitney
5.5
1,678'
CA Sierra
Blanca Peak
7
14,345'
Mount Harvard
103.0
5,326'
CO Sangre de Cristo
"North Massive" S 14,340' Mount Massive 0.86 280' CO Sawatch
La Plata Peak
8
14,336'
Mount Elbert
6.3
1,336'
CO Sawatch
Uncompahgre Peak
9
14,309'
La Plata Peak
84.0
4,249'
CO San Juan
Crestone Peak
10
14,294'
Blanca Peak
27.5
4,554'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Mount Lincoln
11
14,286'
Mount Massive
22.3
3,866'
CO Mosquito
Grays Peak
12
14,270'
Mount Lincoln
25.2
2,770'
CO Front
Mount Antero
13
14,269'
Mount Harvard
17.7
2,503'
CO Sawatch
Torreys Peak
14
14,267'
Grays Peak
0.6
560'
CO Front
Castle Peak
15
14,265'
La Plata Peak
20.8
2,337'
CO Elk
Quandary Peak
15
14,265'
Mount Lincoln
3.2
1,125'
CO Tenmile
Mount Evans
17
14,264'
Grays Peak
9.8
2,764'
CO Front
White Mountain Peak
18
14,256'
Mount Williamson
67.5
7,206'
CA Trans Sierra
Longs Peak
19
14,255'
Torreys Peak
43.5
2,955'
CO Front
Mount Wilson
20
14,246'
Uncompahgre Peak
33.1
4,026'
CO San Juan
North Palisade
21
14,242'
White Mountain Peak
39.8
2,894'
CA Sierra
Mount Shavano
22
14,229'
Mount Antero
3.8
1,619'
CO Sawatch
Mount Belford
23
14,197'
Mount Harvard
3.3
1337'
CO Sawatch
Crestone Needle
23
14,197'
Crestone Peak
0.5
457'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Mount Princeton
23
14,197'
Mount Antero
5.2
2,177'
CO Sawatch
Mount Yale
26
14,196'
Mount Harvard
5.6
1,896'
CO Sawatch
Mount Bross
27
14,172'
Mount Lincoln
1.1
312'
CO Mosquito
Kit Carson Peak
28
14,165'
Crestone Peak
1.3
1,025'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Mount Shasta
29
14,162'
North Palisade
357.1
9,822'
CA Cascades
Maroon Peak
30
14,156'
Castle Peak
8.1
2,336'
CO Elk
Tabeguache Peak
31
14,155'
Mount Shavano
0.7
455'
CO Sawatch
Mount Oxford
32
14,153'
Mount Belford
1.2
653'
CO Sawatch
Mount Sill
32
14,153'
North Palisade
0.6
413'
CA Sierra
Mount Sneffels
34
14,150'
Mount Wilson
15.8
3,050'
CO San Juan
Mount Democrat
35
14,148'
Mount Lincoln
1.7
768'
CO Mosquito
Capitol Peak
36
14,130'
Maroon Peak
7.5
1,750'
CO Elk
Liberty Cap
37
14,112'
Mount Rainier
1.0
492'
WA Cascades
Pikes Peak
38
14,110'
Mount Evans
60.3
5,530'
CO Front
Snowmass Mountain
39
14,092'
Capitol Peak
2.3
1,152'
CO Elk
Mount Russell
40
14,088'
Mount Whitney
0.8
1,129'
CA Sierra
Mount Eolus
41
14,083'
Mount Wilson
25.5
2,183'
CO San Juan
Windom Peak
42
14,082'
Mount Eolus
1.7
1,022'
CO San Juan
Challenger Point
43
14,081'
Kit Carson Peak
0.2
301'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Mount Columbia
44
14,073'
Mount Harvard
1.9
893'
CO Sawatch
Missouri Mountain
45
14,067'
Mount Belford
1.3
847'
CO Sawatch
Humboldt Peak
46
14,064'
Crestone Needle
1.4
1,204'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Mount Bierstadt
47
14,060'
Mount Evans
1.4
720'
CO Front
Sunlight Peak
48
14,059'
Windom Peak
0.5
399'
CO San Juan
Split Mountain
49
14,058'
Mount Williamson
25.9
1,525'
CA Sierra
Handies Peak
50
14,048'
Uncompahgre Peak
11.2
1,908'
CO San Juan
Culebra Peak
51
14,047'
Blanca Peak
25.0
4,827'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Ellingwood Point
52
14,042'
Blanca Peak
0.5
342'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Mount Lindsey
52
14,042'
Blanca Peak
2.3
1,542'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Little Bear Peak
54
14,037'
Blanca Peak
1.0
377'
CO Sangre de Cristo
Mount Sherman
55
14,036'
Mount Democrat
8.1
896'
CO Mosquito
Redcloud Peak
56
14,034'
Handies Peak
4.9
1,454'
CO San Juan
Mount Langley
57
14,026'
Mount Whitney
4.8
1,197'
CA Sierra
Pyramid Peak
58
14,018'
Maroon Peak
2.1
1,518'
CO Elk
Mount Tyndall
58
14,018'
Mount Williamson
1.4
1,125'
CA Sierra
Wilson Peak
60
14,017'
Mount Wilson
1.5
877'
CO San Juan
Wetterhorn Peak
61
14,015'
Uncompahgre Peak
2.8
1,635'
CO San Juan
San Luis Peak
62
14,014'
Redcloud Peak
27.1
3,114'
CO San Juan
Middle Palisade
63
14,012'
Split Mountain
4.3
1,085'
CA Sierra
Mount Muir
63
14,012'
Mount Whitney
1.0
331'
CA Sierra
Mount of the Holy Cross
65
14,005'
Mount Massive
18.9
2,105'
CO Sawatch
Huron Peak
66
14,003'
Missouri Mountain
3.2
1,503'
CO Sawatch
Sunshine Peak
67
14,001'
Redcloud Peak
1.3
501'
CO San Juan


References

2. Trail & Timberline, Issue 1005, Winter 2010, Page 13.
3. Woody Smith, volunteer historian at the Colorado Mountain Club, personal communication, 1/19/2010.
4. Trail & Timberline, Issue 1016, Fall 2012, Page 40.

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