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
Bob Packard
July 1988
52
3
Brian Kalet
July 14, 2007
27
4
Teresa Gergen
September 2, 2008
44
4
Kirk Mallory
September 2, 2008
39
6 Bill Wright September 19, 2013 51
7
Shane McDonald
October 5, 2013 30
8
David Twillmann
August 16, 2014 35
9 Mike Bromberg July 1, 2015 66
10 Eva Poisson July 1, 2016 33
10
Michael Poisson
July 1, 2016 37
12
Mitch Etchebarne
July 12, 2016 63
13
Garry Harrington
August 12, 2016 56
13
David Hart
August 12, 2016 48
15 Ted Ehrlich September 18, 2016  29
16  Calvin Johannsen  July 16, 2017 30
17 Alyson Kirk September 4, 2020 37
17 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
Peak Lat.
Peak Long.
Quadrangle Range
Mount Whitney
1
14,497'
Nevado de Toluca
1649.8
10,082'
CA
36.5786
-118.2924
Mount Whitney Sierra
Mount Elbert
2
14,433'
Mount Whitney
669.2
9,093'
CO
39.1177
-106.4453
Mount Elbert Sawatch
Mount Massive
3
14,421'
Mount Elbert
5.1
1,961'
CO
39.1875
-106.4756
Mount Massive Sawatch
Mount Harvard
4
14,420'
Mount Elbert
15.0
2,360'
CO
38.9243
-106.3208
Mount Massive Sawatch
Mount Rainier
5
14,411'
Mount Massive
933.3
13211'
WA
46.8528
-121.7604
Mount Rainier West Cascades
Mount Williamson
6
14,375'
Mount Whitney
5.5
1,678'
CA
36.6561
-118.3103
Mount Williamson Sierra
Blanca Peak
7
14,345'
Mount Harvard
103.0
5,326'
CO
36.6561
-118.3103
Blanca Peak Sangre de Cristo
"North Massive" S 14,340' Mount Massive 0.86 280' CO 39.1957 -106.4875 Mount Massive Sawatch
La Plata Peak
8
14,336'
Mount Elbert
6.3
1,336'
CO
39.0294
-106.4729
Mount Elbert Sawatch
Uncompahgre Peak
9
14,309'
La Plata Peak
84.0
4,249'
CO
38.0716
-107.4621
Uncompahgre Peak San Juan
Crestone Peak
10
14,294'
Blanca Peak
27.5
4,554'
CO
37.9667
-105.5853
Crestone Peak Sangre de Cristo
Mount Lincoln
11
14,286'
Mount Massive
22.3
3,866'
CO
39.3515
-106.1115
Alma Mosquito
Grays Peak
12
14,270'
Mount Lincoln
25.2
2,770'
CO
39.6337
-105.8175
Grays Peak Front
Mount Antero
13
14,269'
Mount Harvard
17.7
2,503'
CO
38.6741
-106.2462
Mount Antero Sawatch
Torreys Peak
14
14,267'
Grays Peak
0.6
560'
CO
39.6427
-105.8211
Grays Peak Front
Castle Peak
15
14,265'
La Plata Peak
20.8
2,337'
CO
39.7721
-106.8305
Hayden Peak Elk
Quandary Peak
15
14,265'
Mount Lincoln
3.2
1,125'
CO
39.3972
-106.1064
Breckenridge Tenmile
Mount Evans
17
14,264'
Grays Peak
9.8
2,764'
CO
39.5882
-105.6436
Mount Evans Front
White Mountain Peak
18
14,256'
Mount Williamson
67.5
7,206'
CA
37.6344
-118.2557
White Mountain Peak Trans Sierra
Longs Peak
19
14,255'
Torreys Peak
43.5
2,955'
CO
40.2548
-105.6161
Longs Peak Front
Mount Wilson
20
14,246'
Uncompahgre Peak
33.1
4,026'
CO
37.8391
-107.9915
Mount Wilson San Juan
North Palisade
21
14,242'
White Mountain Peak
39.8
2,894'
CA
37.0939
-118.5219
North Palisade Sierra
Mount Shavano
22
14,229'
Mount Antero
3.8
1,619'
CO
38.6193
-106.2393
Maysville Sawatch
Mount Belford
23
14,197'
Mount Harvard
3.3
1337'
CO
38.9606
-106.3608
Mount Harvard Sawatch
Crestone Needle
23
14,197'
Crestone Peak
0.5
457'
CO
37.9647
-105.5767
Crestone Peak Sangre de Cristo
Mount Princeton
23
14,197'
Mount Antero
5.2
2,177'
CO
38.7492
-106.2424
Mount Antero Sawatch
Mount Yale
26
14,196'
Mount Harvard
5.6
1,896'
CO
38.8442
-106.3137
Mount Yale Sawatch
Mount Bross
27
14,172'
Mount Lincoln
1.1
312'
CO
39.3345
-106.1077
Alma Mosquito
Kit Carson Peak
28
14,165'
Crestone Peak
1.3
1,025'
CO
37.9796
-105.6025
Crestone Peak Sangre de Cristo
Mount Shasta
29
14,162'
North Palisade
357.1
9,822'
CA
41.4094
-122.1939
Mount Shasta Cascades
Maroon Peak
30
14,156'
Castle Peak
8.1
2,336'
CO
39.0708
-106.9890
Maroon Bells Elk
Tabeguache Peak
31
14,155'
Mount Shavano
0.7
455'
CO
38.6254
-106.2508
Saint Elmo Sawatch
Mount Oxford
32
14,153'
Mount Belford
1.2
653'
CO
38.9648
-106.3388
Mount Harvard Sawatch
Mount Sill
32
14,153'
North Palisade
0.6
413'
CA
37.0944
-118.5019
North Palisade Sierra
Mount Sneffels
34
14,150'
Mount Wilson
15.8
3,050'
CO
38.0036
-107.7922
Mount Sneffels San Juan
Mount Democrat
35
14,148'
Mount Lincoln
1.7
768'
CO
39.3396
-106.1399
Climax Mosquito
Capitol Peak
36
14,130'
Maroon Peak
7.5
1,750'
CO
39.1502
-107.0830
Capitol Peak Elk
Liberty Cap
37
14,112'
Mount Rainier
1.0
492'
WA
46.8632
-121.7736
Mount Rainer West Cascades
Pikes Peak
38
14,110'
Mount Evans
60.3
5,530'
CO
38.8406
-105.0444
Pikes Peak Front
Snowmass Mountain
39
14,092'
Capitol Peak
2.3
1,152'
CO
39.1187
-107.0665
Snowmass Mountain Elk
Mount Russell
40
14,088'
Mount Whitney
0.8
1,129'
CA
37.5774
-105.4857
Mount Whitney Sierra
Mount Eolus
41
14,083'
Mount Wilson
25.5
2,183'
CO
37.6219
-107.6226
Columbine Pass San Juan
Windom Peak
42
14,082'
Mount Eolus
1.7
1,022'
CO
37.6212
-107.5919
Columbine Pass San Juan
Challenger Point
43
14,081'
Kit Carson Peak
0.2
301'
CO
37.9802
-105.6064
Crestone Peak Sangre de Cristo
Mount Columbia
44
14,073'
Mount Harvard
1.9
893'
CO
38.9034
-106.2974
Mount Harvard Sawatch
Missouri Mountain
45
14,067'
Mount Belford
1.3
847'
CO
38.9476
-106.3784
Winfield Sawatch
Humboldt Peak
46
14,064'
Crestone Needle
1.4
1,204'
CO
37.9761
-105.5550
Crestone Peak Sangre de Cristo
Mount Bierstadt
47
14,060'
Mount Evans
1.4
720'
CO
39.5825
-105.6686
Mount Evans Front
Sunlight Peak
48
14,059'
Windom Peak
0.5
399'
CO
37.6273
-107.5958
Storm King Peak San Juan
Split Mountain
49
14,058'
Mount Williamson
25.9
1,525'
CA
37.0208
-118.4214
Split Mountain Sierra
Handies Peak
50
14,048'
Uncompahgre Peak
11.2
1,908'
CO
37.9129
-107.5043
Handies Peak San Juan
Culebra Peak
51
14,047'
Blanca Peak
25.0
4,827'
CO
37.1222
-105.1857
Culebra Peak Sangre de Cristo
Ellingwood Point
52
14,042'
Blanca Peak
0.5
342'
CO
37.5825
-105.4925
Blanca Peak Sangre de Cristo
Mount Lindsey
52
14,042'
Blanca Peak
2.3
1,542'
CO
37.5838
-105.4448
Blanca Peak Sangre de Cristo
Little Bear Peak
54
14,037'
Blanca Peak
1.0
377'
CO
37.5666
-105.4972
Blanca Peak Sangre de Cristo
Mount Sherman
55
14,036'
Mount Democrat
8.1
896'
CO
39.2249
-106.1698
Mount Sherman Mosquito
Redcloud Peak
56
14,034'
Handies Peak
4.9
1,454'
CO
37.9409
-107.4217
Redcloud Peak San Juan
Mount Langley
57
14,026'
Mount Whitney
4.8
1,197'
CA
36.5233
-118.2395
Mount Langley Sierra
Pyramid Peak
58
14,018'
Maroon Peak
2.1
1,518'
CO
39.0715
-106.9501
Maroon Bells Elk
Mount Tyndall
58
14,018'
Mount Williamson
1.4
1,125'
CA
36.6556
-118.3361
Mount Williamson Sierra
Wilson Peak
60
14,017'
Mount Wilson
1.5
877'
CO
37.8603
-107.9847
Mount Wilson San Juan
Wetterhorn Peak
61
14,015'
Uncompahgre Peak
2.8
1,635'
CO
38.0606
-107.5108
Wetterhorn Peak San Juan
San Luis Peak
62
14,014'
Redcloud Peak
27.1
3,114'
CO
37.9868
-106.9311
San Luis Peak San Juan
Middle Palisade
63
14,012'
Split Mountain
4.3
1,085'
CA
37.0700
-118.4692
Split Mountain Sierra
Mount Muir
63
14,012'
Mount Whitney
1.0
331'
CA
36.5639
-118.2911
Mount Whitney Sierra
Mount of the Holy Cross
65
14,005'
Mount Massive
18.9
2,105'
CO
39.4668
-106.4816
Mount of the Holy Cross Sawatch
Huron Peak
66
14,003'
Missouri Mountain
3.2
1,503'
CO
38.9455
-106.4380
Winfield Sawatch
Sunshine Peak
67
14,001'
Redcloud Peak
1.3
501'
CO
37.9227
-107.4255
Redcloud Peak 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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