SPS Mountaineer's Peaks

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SPS Mountaineer's Peaks
Created On: Jul 12, 2007
Last Edited On: Aug 18, 2009


The Mountaineer's Peaks were designated by the Sierra Peak Section (SPS) of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club. The current version of the full SPS Peak List contains 247 peaks. Of these, 15 are designated as Emblem Peaks and 35 as Mountaineer's Peaks. While the Emblem Peaks were chosen on the basis of their bulk and prominence, these 35 Mountaineer's Peaks were selected based on the quality of their climbing.

The Mountaineer's Peaks

The peaks are listed North to South along with a picture and their most 'classic' route or routes. The compilation of the classic routes is a work in progress so please let me know of any additions or corrections! The pictures shown were selected from the top ranked photos for each peak but do not necessarily correspond to the classic route.

 Tower Peak from the north on...
Tower Peak (11755 ft)
NW Chute (Class 3)

Whorl Mountain in alpenglow,...Whorl Mountain (12033 ft)
SE Face (Class 3)

Cathedral Peak
Cathedral Peak (10911 ft)
SE Buttress (YDS 5.6) , Mountaineer's Route (Class 4)

Starr KingMount Starr King (9092 ft)
SE Saddle (YDS 5.4)

The impressive West Face. The...Mount Clark (11,522 ft)
NW Arete (class 4)

[img:499837:aligncenter:medium:Table Mountain]

[img:84337:aligncenter:medium:Milestone Mountain]
[img:128444:aligncenter:medium:Triple Divide Peak]

[img:317960:aligncenter:medium:Black Kaweah]

[img:316373:aligncenter:medium:Mount Russell]
[img:264003:aligncenter:medium:Mount McAdie]
[img:183913:aligncenter:medium:Mount Leconte]