East Ridge of Rocky Mountain

East Ridge of Rocky Mountain

The east ridge of Rocky Mountain with Point 9147. Going by rules for Colorado 14ers, Point 9147 does not qualify as a separate peak since it does not rise 300' from its connecting saddle with Rocky Mountain. The low point on the ridge is a logical place to start a descent or to aim for if ascending that way. Rocky Mountain Front, Montana--July 2006
Bob Sihler
on Sep 2, 2006 8:32 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Informational,  Scenery
Image ID: 221914


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Saintgrizzly - Sep 3, 2006 4:10 pm - Voted 10/10


Nice picture! Your caption raises a question concerning something I've been wondering about for some time now: Does Montana have any kind of set rule, or guideline, for what constitutes separate peaks? Or is the "Colorado Rule" being adopted throughout the Rocky Mountains? Any ideas?

(This is going to be a VERY nice page!)


Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 4, 2006 6:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Question....

First, thanks for your feedback. Second, it was good to hear from you again. We corresponded last year about the Great Northern Mountain page. I thought of contacting you concerning joining me on the climbs I did in the Logan Pass area this summer, but I was with the wife and baby, and the latter of those was apt to throw plans off at any moment.

About your question, though-- if Montana has such a rule, I don't know of it. I'm just using the Colorado rule as a basis for naming or not naming a peak in case someone wanted to be bold enough to name something lacking one.

By the way, your Holland Peak page is great, and I just wish it had been up three years ago (and I wish I'd known of SP then, too) when I was in that area (I did the Sapphire Lakes hike the day before I did Great Northern Mountain). I'd like to put up a Bob Marshall Country page to include Rocky Mountain, Great Northern Mountain, and some others I want to add. If I do, please consider adding Holland Peak so that others can get more information about this incredible area.

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