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I think I'm best described as a peakbagger/mountaineer. I used to do a fair amount of moderate technical rock and ice climbing, but nowadays I usually climb routes where I don’t need a rope or a partner.

The higher peaks in the contiguous 48 states have always appealed to me. I’ve climbed all the 14ers, including at least seven ascents of the ones in California, plus most of California’s 13ers. I climbed all the California 14ers in the winter, and R. J. Secor gives me credit for the first winter ascent of the Clyde Couloir. I climbed the California 14ers again in spring/summer 2009 after I turned 60 and yet again in 2019 and 2020 after turning 70. I also climbed the state highpoints that are over 10,000 feet, with the exception of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

I got in a rut repeating favorite climbs and not doing much new, so I started working on the Sierra Club SPS List in 2010. I finished the list in 2019. I was going to scale back a bit, but a friend got me started on the Vagmarken List and the Tahoe Ogul List. I finished both lists in fall 2020.

The photo is the North Peak Couloir on 10-15-08.

Here is a list of peaks I have climbed since 1987. The ones I've climbed more than once have the number of climbs in parentheses.
20,310 AK Denali
14,505 CA Mt. Whitney (37)
14,433 CO Mt. Elbert
14,421 CO Mt. Massive
14,420 CO Mt. Harvard
14,411 WA Mt. Rainier
14,373 CA Mt. Williamson (7)
14,345 CO Blanca Peak
14,336 CO La Plata Peak
14,309 CO Uncompahgre Peak
14,294 CO Crestone Peak
14,286 CO Mt. Lincoln
14,270 CO Grays Peak
14,269 CO Mt. Antero
14,267 CO Torreys Peak
14,265 CO Quandary Peak
14,265 CO Castle Peak
14,264 CO Mt. Evans
14,255 CO Longs Peak
14,246 CO Mt. Wilson
14,246 CA White Mountain Peak (10)
14,242 CA North Palisade (13)
14,238 CO Mt. Cameron
14,229 CO Mt. Shavano
14,200+ CA Starlight Peak (12)
14,197 CO Mt. Princeton
14,197 CO Mt. Belford
14,197 CO Crestone Needle
14,196 CO Mt. Yale
14,172 CO Mt. Bross
14,165 CO Kit Carson Mountain
14,162 CA Mt. Shasta (35)
14,159 CO El Diente
14,156 CO Maroon Peak
14,155 CO Tabeguache Peak
14,153 CO Mt. Oxford
14,153 CA Mt. Sill (18)
14,150 CO Mt. Sneffels
14,148 CO Mt. Democrat
14,132 CO Mt. Massive-Southeast Peak
14,130 CO Capitol Peak
14,110 CO Pikes Peak
14,092 CO Snowmass Mountain
14,088 CA Mt. Russell (11)
14,083 CO Mt. Eolus
14,082 CO Windom Peak
14,081 CO Challenger Point
14,080+ CA Polemonium Peak (13)
14,073 CO Mt. Columbia
14,067 CO Missouri Mountain
14,064 CO Humboldt Peak
14,060 CO Mt. Bierstadt
14,059 CO Sunlight Peak
14,058 CA Split Mountain (7)
14,048 CO Handies Peak
14,047 CO Culebra Peak
14,042 CO Mt. Lindsey
14,042 CO Ellingwood Point
14,040+ CO Conundrum Peak
14,039 CO North Eolus
14,037 CO Little Bear Peak
14,036 CO Mt. Sherman
14,034 CO Redcloud Peak
14,026 CA Mt. Langley (7)
14,019 CA Mt. Tyndall (7)
14,018 CO Pyramid Peak
14,017 CO Wilson Peak
14,015 CO Wetterhorn Peak
14,014 CO San Luis Peak
14,014 CO North Maroon Peak
14,012 CA Mt. Muir (13)
14,012 CA Middle Palisade (7)
14,005 CO Mt. of the Holy Cross
14,003 CO Huron Peak
14,003 CA Thunderbolt Peak (12)
14,001 CO Sunshine Peak
13,990 CA Mt. Barnard
13,986 CA Mt. Humphreys (7)
13,976 CA Mt. Keith (2)
13,973 CA Mt. Stanford S (2)
13,962 CA Barrett Peak
13,951 CO Fletcher Mountain
13,947 CA Trojan Peak
13,930 CA Mt. LeConte
13,927 CA Mt. Morgenson
13,917 CA Disappointment Peak
13,913 CO Gladstone Peak
13,911 CO Mt. Meeker
13,904 CO Emerald Peak
13,893 CA Mt. Agassiz (2)
13,888 CA Junction Peak (2)
13,855 CA Norman Clyde Peak (9)
13,845 CA Mt. Mallory (2)
13,842 CO Mt. Spalding
13,832 CA Caltech Peak
13,831 CO Iowa Peak
13,831 CA Mt. Darwin (5)
13,828 CO Huerfano Peak
13,804 WY Gannett Peak
13,802 CA Mt. Kaweah
13,799 CO Obstruction Peak
13,799 CA Mt. McAdie
13,780+ CA Mt. Irvine (2)
13,779+ CA Peak .8 SE Mt. Stanford S
13,775 CA Mt. Winchell (3)
13,770 WY Grand Teton (3)
13,753 CA Discovery Pinnacle (5)
13,748 CO Mt. Sheridan
13,748 CA Mt. Morgan S (2)
13,741 CA Mt. Gabb
13,720+ CA Red Kaweah
13,720+ CA Bear Creek Spire (6)
13,720 CA Forester Pass West
13,714+ CA Split Mountain-South Peak
13,714+ CA Mt. Corcoran
13,714+ CA Mt. Barnard-East Peak
13,711 CO Twining Peak
13,710 CA Mt. Mendel (5)
13,704 CO Glacier Point
13,704 CA Mt. Abbot (2)
13,694 CO Kismet
13,680+ CA Black Kaweah
13,665 CA Midway Mountain
13,661 CA Second Kaweah
13,652 CA Mt. Tom (2)
13,648+ CA Sharktooth
13,638 CA Milestone Mountain
13,632 CA Table Mountain
13,622 CA Mt. Williams
13,602 CA Birch Mountain
13,600+ CA Mt. Dade (3)
13,590 CO Matterhorn Peak
13,589 CA University Peak
13,583+ CA Mt. Ericsson
13,576 CA Ed Lane Peak
13,570 CA Mt. Brewer
13,568 CA Mt. Goddard
13,563 CA Tunnabora Peak
13,559 CA Mt. Dubois
13,553 CA Palisade Crest
13,553 CA Mt. Carillon (5)
13,549 CA Mt. Marsh
13,540 CA Mt. Tyndall-Southwest Peak
13,528 UT Kings Peak
13,525 CA Cloudripper
13,523 CO Browns Peak
13,517+ CA Thunder Mountain (2)
13,510 CA Mt. Gayley (5)
13,503 CA Mt. Fiske
13,494 CA Mt. Thompson (2)
13,494 CA Mt. Pinchot
13,494 CA Mt. Hale
13,491 CA Mt. Bolton Brown
13,480+ CO Iron Nipple
13,480+ CA The Jumpoff (2)
13,474 CA Mt. Pickering (2)
13,471 CA Mt. Versteeg
13,471 CA Mt. Prater
13,451 CA Mt. Mills
13,441 CA Montgomery Peak (2)
13,422 CA Mt. Newcomb
13,418 CA Mt. Haeckel
13,417 CA Mt. Lamarck (3)
13,404 CA Keyhole Plateau
13,396 CA Cardinal Mountain
13,392 CA Mt. Jepson
13,383 CA The Cleaver
13,377 CA Mt. Wallace
13,374 CA Vagabond Peak
13,364 CA Mt. Powell (2)
13,361 CA Mt. Hilgard
13,360+ CA Pt. Powell
13,360+ CA Mt. Gould
13,356 CA The Thumb
13,356 CA Pt. Wesley
13,343 CA Mt. Jordan
13,332 CA Peak .5 SE Mt. Darwin
13,330 CA Black Giant
13,327 CA North Guard
13,327 CA Joe Devel Peak
13,326 CO Storm Peak
13,320+ CA Courte-Echelle
13,291 CA Black Mountain
13,282 CA Mt. McDuffie
13,281 CO Mt. Lady Washington
13,281 CA Deerhorn Mountain
13,280+ CO Tigger Peak
13,280+ CA Ski Mountaineers Peak (3)
13,280+ CA Royce Peak (2)
13,280+ CA Picture Puzzle
13,270 CO Pecks Peak
13,270 CA Peak 1.0 NE of Mt. Morgan S
13,268 CA Pip-squeak Spire (2)
13,265 CA Aperture Peak
13,264 CA Striped South
13,264 CA Mt. Goethe
13,264 CA Mt. Bradley
13,253 CA Mt. Tom Ross
13,252 CA Gendarme Peak
13,240+ CA Feather Peak (2)
13,240+ CA Basin Mountain-Southwest Peak
13,232 CA South Guard
13,228 CA Peak 13228
13,225 CA Mt. Carl Heller
13,206 CA Mt. Warlow
13,204 CA Mt. Emerson (4)
13,200+ CA Mt. Julius Caesar
13,188 CA Ruby Peak
13,186 CA Mt. Hitchcock
13,182 CA Acrodectes Peak
13,181 CA Basin Mountain (2)
13,179 CA Striped Mountain
13,179 CA Mt. Wynne
13,176 CA Mt. Young
13,172 CA Peak 13172
13,169 CA Mt. Chamberlin
13,164 CO Kelso Mountain
13,161 NM Wheeler Peak
13,160+ CA Bear Creek Spire-South Peak
13,143 CA Mt. Ritter (2)
13,140 NV Boundary Peak (4)
13,136 CA Mt. Baxter
13,133 NM Mt. Walter
13,127 CA Diamond Peak
13,123+ CA Red Slate Mountain (2)
13,123+ CA Ericsson Crags
13,121 CA Checkered Demon (4)
13,120+ CA Picture Peak
13,114 CA Mt. Lyell
13,106 CA Mt. Gilbert (10)
13,104 CA Peak 3994
13,103 CA Merriam Peak (2)
13,096 CA Charybdis
13,086 CA Mt. Huxley
13,085 CA Mt. Goode (4)
13,080+ CA Seven Gables
13,080+ CA Broken Finger Peak
13,074 CA Rosco Peak
13,071 CA Peak 3984
13,063 NV Wheeler Peak (2)
13,061 CA Twin Peaks
13,060 CO Middle Mountain
13,058+ CA Pinnacle Ridge
13,057 CA Mt. Dana (9)
13,054 CA Mt. Genevra
13,051 CA Mt. Mary Austin
13,041 CA Black Divide Peak
13,040+ CA Peak .6 WNW Mt. Thompson (2)
13,040 CA Mt. Barcroft (5)
13,035 CA Mt. Torchbearer
13,034 CA Mt. Solomons
13,018 CA Polychrome Peak (3)
13,012 CA Peak 13012
13,005 CA Mt. Gould
13,002 CA Kuna Peak
13,000+ CA Wheeler Peak
13,000+ CA Peak .6 E Clyde Spires
12,992+ CA Mt. Morgan N
12,978 CA Rodgers Peak
12,976 CA Temple Crag (5)
12,976 CA Peak 1.3 ENE Mt. Goddard
12,969 CA Esha Peak
12,962 CA Koip Peak
12,959 CA Arrow Peak
12,956 CA Scylla
12,955 CA Clyde Spires
12,944 CA Mt. McGee
12,943 CA Lone Pine Peak (2)
12,937 CA Muriel Peak
12,936 CA Banner Peak
12,928 WY Mt. Owen
12,927+ CA Dragon Peak
12,920+ CA Trapezoid Peak
12,920 CA Mt. Ruskin
12,907 CA Mt. Gardiner
12,900 CA Cirque Peak
12,889 CO Cross Mountain
12,887 CA Mt. Rixford
12,880+ CA Mt. Maclure
12,880+ CA Gemini
12,871 CA Mt. Johnson
12,861+ CA Mt. Clarence King
12,861 CA Parker Peak
12,840 CA Mt. Starr
12,838 CA Mt. Stanford N
12,816 CA Red and White Mountain
12,813 CA Recess Peak
12,808 CA Peak 12808
12,804 WY Middle Teton (2)
12,799 MT Granite Peak
12,779 CA Pyramid Peak S
12,774 CA Wheel Mountain
12,773 CA Mt. Gibbs (2)
12,772 CA Goodale Mountain
12,770 CA The Miter
12,730+ CA Kern Point
12,730+ CA Center Peak
12,720+ CA Four Gables
12,720+ CA Blacktop Peak
12,719 CA Marion Peak
12,713 CA Mt. Cotter
12,698 CA Peak 12698
12,671 CA Peak 3862
12,662 ID Borah Peak
12,662 CA Columbine Peak
12,657 CA Mt. Wood
12,634 CA Triple Divide Peak
12,633 AZ Humphreys Peak
12,620 CA State Peak
12,618 CA Kearsarge Peak
12,608 CA Giraud Peak
12,605 WY Mt. Moran
12,598+ CA Mt. Baldwin
12,590 CA Mt. Conness (15)
12,586 CA Mt. Reinstein
12,566 CA Mt. Perkins
12,561 CA Mt. Florence
12,560+ CA Piute Mountain (2)
12,552 CA Bloody Mountain (2)
12,546 CA Emerald Peak
12,533+ CA West Vidette
12,520+ CA Peak 12520
12,520+ CA Needham Mountain
12,520 CA Mt. Tinemaha
12,508 CA Hilton Peak
12,499 CA Andevetom Mountain
12,497 CA Simmons Peak
12,497 CA Sheep Mountain (2)
12,473 CA Colosseum Mountain
12,467+ CA Glacier Spike
12,458 CA Mt. Crocker
12,446 CA Excelsior Mountain
12,442 CA Electra Peak
12,441 CA Peak .8 E of Gemini
12,432 CA Florence Peak
12,404 CA Finger Peak
12,400+ CA Devils Crag #1
12,394 CA Mt. Huntington
12,374 CA Dunderberg Peak (2)
12,362 CA Observation Peak
12,360+ CA Lion Rock
12,360+ CA Glacier Ridge
12,356 CA East Vidette
12,349 CA Mt. Hooper
12,343 CA Sawtooth Peak N
12,328 CA The Hermit
12,327 CA Mt. Warren
12,325 WY Teewinot Mountain
12,324 CA Mt. Lewis
12,323 CA Twin Peaks
12,311 CA The Hunchback
12,306 CA Thor Peak
12,303 CA Picket Guard Peak
12,303 CA Mt. Davis
12,300 CA Mt. Guyot
12,286 CA Mt. Senger
12,279 CA Matterhorn Peak (3)
12,276 WA Mt. Adams
12,270+ CA Mt. Morrison (2)
12,265 CA Lippincott Mountain
12,264 CA Clyde Minaret
12,260 CA Mt. Mendenhall
12,257 CA Michael Minaret
12,245 CA Pilot Knob N
12,242 CA North Peak (26)
12,207 CA Goat Mountain
12,205+ CA Rice Minaret
12,205+ CA Ken Minaret
12,205+ CA Eichorn Minaret
12,202 CA Kuna Crest South
12,200+ CA Peak .5 NNW Hunchback
12,200+ CA Peak .4 N. of Simmons Peak
12,200+ CA Mt. Stewart
12,196 CA Mt. Henry
12,170 CA Kuna Crest North (2)
12,160+ CA Mt. Eisen
12,147 CA Parsons Peak
12,126 CA Peak 12126
12,123 CA Olancha Peak
12,106 CA Mammoth Peak
12,080+ CA The Dragtooth
12,077 CA Mt. Izaak Walton
12,073+ CA Bedayan Minaret
12,057 CA White Mountain
12,057 CA Foerster Peak
12,040+ CA Shepherd Crest
12,040+ CA Munger Peak
12,033 CA Whorl Mountain
12,023 CA Donohue Peak
12,001 CA Virginia Peak
12,000+ CA Eagle Scout Peak
11,974 CA Amelia Earhart Peak
11,947 CA Vandever Mountain
11,942+ CA Dawson Minaret
11,942+ CA Adams Minaret
11,916 NV Charleston Peak
11,894 CA Tunemah Peak
11,878 CA Silver Peak
11,870 CA Mt. Bago
11,811+ CA Laurel Mountain (2)
11,760+ CA Cleaver Peak
11,760+ CA Blacksmith Peak
11,755 CA Tower Peak
11,742 CA Independence Peak
11,739 CA Camiaca Peak
11,726 CA Merced Peak
11,720+ CA Black Mountain
11,717 CA Whaleback
11,713 CA Hunewill Peak
11,699 CA Red Peak
11,682 CA Chocolate Peak
11,680+ CA The Doodad
11,673 CA Mt. Patterson
11,670 CA Waller Minaret
11,663 CA Wheeler Peak
11,647 CA Kehrlein Minaret
11,637 CA Leonard Minaret
11,620+ CA Smatko Peak
11,614+ CA Turner Minaret
11,614+ CA Dyer Minaret
11,605 CA Trail Peak
11,597 CA San Joaquin Mountain (2)
11,573 CA Gray Peak
11,569 CA Leavitt Peak
11,565 CA Mt. Aggie
11,560+ CA Campito Mountain (2)
11,522 CA Mt. Clark
11,502 CA Starr Minaret
11,493 CA Vogelsang Peak
11,486 CA Volcanic Ridge
11,483+ CA Jensen Minaret
11,480+ CA Kern Peak
11,459 CA Sonora Peak
11,433 CA Kennedy Mountain
11,410 CA Fletcher Peak
11,360+ CA South Sister
11,352+ CA Two Teats (2)
11,346 CA Crown Point
11,280+ CA Blanco Mountain
11,271 CA Center Mountain
11,240+ CA County Line Hill
11,240 CA Ehrnbeck Peak
11,239 OR Mt. Hood
11,233 CA Stanislaus Peak
11,215 NV Mt. Fitzgerald
11,204 CA Alta Peak
11,188 CA Mt. Silliman
11,177 CA Forsyth Peak
11,168 CA Echo Ridge
11,148 CA Iron Mountain
11,137 NV Snow Lake Peak
11,134 CA Hawksbeak Peak
11,110 CA Rafferty Peak
11,099 CA Lost Cannon Peak (4)
11,084 CA Slide Mountain
11,065 CA Cockscomb
11,064 CA Johnson Peak
11,032 NV Liberty Peak
11,030 CA Mammoth Mountain
11,016 CA Muah Mountain
11,009 CA Mt. Harrington
11,004 CA Gaylor Peak
11,000+ CA Kettle Peak
10,960+ CA Echo Peak #3
10,958 CA Pridham Minaret
10,935 CA Highland Peak
10,920+ CA Echo Peak #5
10,920+ CA Echo Peak #1
10,912 CA Ragged Peak
10,912 CA Carson Peak
10,911 CA Cathedral Peak (61)
10,892 CA Coyote Peaks
10,886 CA McGee Mountain
10,881 CA Freel Peak (2)
10,880+ CA Echo Peak #8 (2)
10,880+ CA Echo Peak #2
10,854 CA Middle Sister
10,840+ CA Echo Peak #9
10,840+ CA Echo Peak #7 (2)
10,840+ CA Echo Peak #4
10,831 NV Green Benchmark
10,825 CA Big Sam
10,823 CA Unicorn Peak (2)
10,823 CA Jobs Sister (2)
10,800+ CA Echo Peak #6 (2)
10,788 CA Pettit Peak
10,776 NV Mt. Rose (349)
10,772 CA Silver Peak
10,720+ CA Coyote Peaks West
10,713 CA Cirque Mountain
10,710 NV Old Man of the Mountains
10,673 CA Charlotte Dome
10,633 CA Jobs Peak
10,612 CA Three Sisters
10,601 NV Church Peak (130)
10,600+ CA Tresidder Peak
10,560+ CA Regulation Peak
10,560 CA Riegelhuth Minaret
10,541 CA Piute Mountain
10,490 NV Mt. Houghton (473)
10,481 CA Volunteer Peak
10,480+ CA Cartago Peak
10,457 CA Lassen Peak
10,404 NV East Sister
10,381 CA Round Top
10,365 CA Grizzly Peak
10,348 CA Black Hawk Mountain
10,336 NV Relay Peak (339)
10,301 CA Tenaya Peak (2)
10,243 NV Snowflower Mountain (2)
10,234 CA North Maggie Mountain
10,198 CA Angora Mountain
10,063 CA Red Lake Peak (2)
10,059 CA Stevens Peak (2)
10,051 CA Spanish Mountain
10,047 CA Disaster Peak
10,024 CA Hawkins Peak
10,014 CA Raymond Peak
9,983 CA Pyramid Peak N
9,977 CA Sirretta Peak
9,975 CA Mt. Price
9,974 CA Dicks Peak
9,926 CA Clouds Rest
9,856 CA Jacks Peak
9,735 CA Mt. Tallac
9,680+ CA Reynolds Peak
9,584 CA Lookout Peak
9,520+ CA Smith Mountain
9,497 CA Waterhouse Peak
9,480+ CA Crag Peak
9,451 NV Mt. Siegel
9,415 CA Markleeville Peak
9,400+ NV Galena Peak
9,367 CA Wade Benchmark
9,342 CA The Nipple
9,334 CA Mokelumne Peak
9,331 CA Moses Mountain
9,307 CA Red Peak
9,280+ CA Jackass Peak
9,235 CA Ralston Peak
9,234 CA Phipps Peak
9,214 NV Snow Valley Peak
9,183 CA Rubicon Peak
9,150 NV Genoa Peak
9,148 CA Mt. Lola
9,103 CA Castle Peak (2)
9,099 CA McConnell Peak
9,092 CA Mt. Starr King
9,065 CA Da-ek Dow Go-et Mountain
9,023 CA Homers Nose
9,017 CA Basin Peak
9,006 CA Granite Chief (2)
8,971 CA Needle Peak
8,960+ NV Eagle Mountain
8,958 NV Desert Creek Peak
8,949 CA Tinker Knob
8,930 CA Silver Peak
8,891 CA Lyon Peak
8,878 CA Twin Peaks
8,872 CA Tells Peak
8,840+ CA Half Dome
8,802 CA Taylor Dome
8,740 CA Ellis Peak
8,683 CA Anderson Peak
8,658 NV Duane Bliss Peak
8,591 CA Sierra Buttes
8,453 CA Owens Peak
8,398 CA Mt. Mildred
8,373 CA English Mountain
8,360+ CA Rockhouse Peak
8,219 CA Andesite Peak
8,197 CA Adams Peak
8,182 NV Tohakum Peak
8,107 CA Haskell Peak
8,028 CA Black Buttes
8,014 CA Snow Mountain
8,000+ CA Sawtooth Peak S
7,841 CA Spanish Needle
7,841 CA Signal Peak
7,818 CA Mt. Elwell
7,789 CA Old Man Mountain
7,715 CA Mt. Fillmore
7,708 CA Tehipite Dome
7,704 CA Devils Peak
7,429 CA Lamont Peak (2)

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