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SawtoothSean - Aug 20, 2010 11:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Great Page

Thanks for an interesting page. I've always wondered if anyone has ever come up with a combination rating that would take into consideration prominence, easiest route to the summit (Class, YDS etc) and approach mileage to have a list of the overall toughest peaks to climb. Definitely it would be more subjective, I know.

Swithich - Aug 21, 2010 12:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Page

I know what you are saying. Especially lower on the list you get a lot of peaks that just happen to sit in the correct spot for a high prominence. For example, Mica Peak, Long Mountain, Moscow Mountain, and many others, have roads to the top.

I have seen some of the stats you are discussing and I think in the end no two mountain experiences can be the same. You can be on a class 3 scramble, and get snowed on in August and have the adventure of a lifetime. Or you can walk up Mr. Rainier on the perfect day without a care in the world. Just luck of the draw.

Anyway, my hope is that these lists get friendly competition going. I love seeing how other people are doing working on the list. Who knows, maybe someone, someday will come up with the perfect combo. Until then. We'll just have to keep climbing. :P


derekperc - Aug 24, 2014 4:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Baldy (one of the many)

#60 doesn't appear on other similar lists. I believe because the peak is just over the border in Montana

Swithich - Sep 15, 2014 7:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Baldy (one of the many)

I will take care of this. You appear right. I took the list from LOJ and its possible that it is just across the border.

Just super busy at the moment.



derekperc - Jan 23, 2015 9:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Baldy (one of the many)

I suppose even though the summit isn't in Idaho, if any point within the Idaho border has 2000' prominence it still counts.

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