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Before the 1930s, no more than a handful of Gore peaks even had names. In 1932, Carl Erickson and Edmund Cooper initiated the system of lettering the peaks, starting with those rimming the Black Creek basin. Thus, Eagles Nest, the most northerly of the major summits, was “A,” and Mount Powell, next in line, was “B.” These two already had other well-established names, ... but from “P” to “T,” the peaks bore no other names. ... The lettering system has become a tradition which some Gore enthusiasts are reluctant to give up.

– William Bueler from Roof of the Rockies

Colorado’s Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Summits

– Sorted by Elevation

Notes
Rank
GO
Elev
feet
Prom
feet
  Summit Name Parent Iso
miles
  Quadrangle Rg G J
1 13,580 3,000   Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
Jackson, Mt 21.63   Mt Powell GO 1 1
2 13,420 640   Eagles Nest A
aka “Pk A”
Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
1.19   Mt Powell GO 1 2
3 13,357 1,097   “Silverthorne, Mt” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
10.90   Willow Lakes GO 1 2
  13,333 233   “East Thorn” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.47   Willow Lakes GO 1 1
4 13,260 1,000   “Pk G” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
2.24   Vail East GO 1 2
5 13,245 785   “Pk Z” A “Pk G” 3.94   Willow Lakes GO 1 2
6 13,230 730   “Pk Q” “Pk G” 2.12   Vail East GO 1 1
  13,230 250   “Pk F” “Pk G” 0.18   Vail East GO    
7 13,220 520   “Pk C” Powell A, Mt
“Pk G”
0.73
1.43
  Vail East GO 1 2
  13,220 200   “Pk E” “Pk G” 0.60   Vail East GO    
8 13,213 753   “Pk L” “Pk Q” 1.65   Vail East GO 1 1
9 13,189 929   Red Pk B “Silverthorne, Mt” 1.55   Willow Lakes GO 1 2
10 13,180 760   “Valhalla, Mt” “Silverthorne, Mt” 1.63   Willow Lakes GO 1 3
  13,140 240   Guyselman Mtn
aka “Pk M”
“Pk L” 0.59   Mt Powell GO 1 1
  13,130 230   “Rain Pk” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.59   Willow Lakes GO   1
  13,129 29   Black BM “Pk G” 0.32   Vail East GO 1 1
11 13,121 421   “Pk N” “Pk L” 1.19   Mt Powell GO 1 1
  13,100 160   “Pk H” “Pk G” 0.55   Vail East GO 1 1
  13,100 160   “Gore Thumb” “Pk L” 0.38   Vail East GO    
  13,100 120   “C Prime” “Pk C” 0.16   Vail East GO    
12 13,090 710   “Solitude, Mt” “Pk Z” A 2.05   Vail East GO 1 2
13 13,085 745   Keller Mtn “Solitude, Mt”
“Valhalla, Mt”
1.60
2.12
  Willow Lakes GO 1 3
14 13,085 465   “Pk X” A “Pk Z” A 0.79   Vail East GO 1 1
15 13,079 659   “North Traverse Pk” “Valhalla, Mt” 1.30   Willow Lakes GO 1 2
  13,075 215   “Vista Pk” “Solitude, Mt” 0.37   Vail East GO 1 1
  13,060 80   “Palomino Point” “Valhalla, Mt” 0.13   Willow Lakes GO 2 1
16 13,057 557   “East Partner Pk”
aka “Pk V”
“Pk X” A 1.02   Vail East GO 1 1
  13,047 267   “Pk D” “Pk C”
“Pk G”
0.58
0.84
  Vail East GO    
17 13,041 581   “West Partner Pk”
aka “Pk U”
“East Partner Pk”
aka “Pk V”
0.89   Vail East GO 1 1
18 13,041 301   “Grand Traverse Pk” “North Traverse Pk” 0.66   Willow Lakes GO 1 3
19 13,024 484   “Snow Pk” “Valhalla, Mt” 0.83   Willow Lakes GO 1 2
  13,005 185   “Climber’s Point” “Solitude, Mt” 0.46   Vail East GO 1 1
20 12,995 535   “Pk R” “Pk Q” 0.50   Vail East GO 1 1
  12,980 200   “Skiers Point” “Solitude, Mt” 0.70   Vail East GO 1 1
  12,980 160   “Bloodshaw Mtn” “Pk Z” 1.20   Willow Lakes GO    
  12,980 160   “Pk Y” A “Pk X” A 0.28   Vail East GO 1 1
  12,980 120   “Z Prime” “Pk Z” 0.36   Willow Lakes GO 1 1
21 12,965 385   “Pk P” “Pk Q” 0.48   Vail East GO 1 1
S1 12,945 285   “Pink Pk” Red Pk B 0.57   Willow Lakes GO 1 1
  12,942 162   “Pk J” “Pk P” 0.34   Vail East GO   1
22 12,940 400   “Pk K” “Pk Q”
“Pk P”
0.77
0.90
  Vail East GO 1 1
  12,940 160   “Pk O”
aka “Little Powell”
“Pk N” 0.29   Mt Powell GO    
23 12,922 302   “Pk I” “Pk G” 0.40   Vail East GO   1
24 12,904 404   “Hail Pk” “Silverthorne, Mt”
“Valhalla, Mt”
0.64
1.04
  Willow Lakes GO 1 1
25 12,902 1,162   “Deming Mtn” Red Pk B 2.48   Vail Pass GO 1 1
26 12,865 565   “Elephant, The” “Pk I”
“Pk G”
0.80
1.15
  Vail East GO   1
  12,860 40   “Pogo Pinnacle” “Pk Q” 0.12   Vail East GO    
27 12,857 357   “Pk S” “Pk R” 0.48   Vail East GO 1 1
28 12,845 305   PT 12,845 “Pk I”
“Pk G”
0.45
0.48
  Vail East GO   1
29 12,777 877   Buffalo Mtn A Red Pk B
“Deming Mtn”
2.05
2.48
  Vail Pass GO 1 2
  12,775 235   “Pk W” “East Partner Pk”
aka “Pk V”
0.45   Vail East GO   1
30 12,736 676   “West Deming Mtn” “Deming Mtn” 1.14   Vail Pass GO 1 2
  12,710 130   “X Prime” A “Pk X” A 0.37   Vail East GO    
31 12,709 649   “Corner Pk” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
1.28   Mt Powell GO 1 1
  12,700 80   “Aries Spire” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.41   Willow Lakes GO    
32 12,692 632   Spider, The “Pk P”
“West Partner Pk”
1.06
1.16
  Vail East GO 1 2
33 12,664 724   “Dwarf Pyramid” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
0.84   Mt Powell GO 1 1
34 12,663 323   “Northwest Corner” “Corner Pk” 0.62   Mt Powell GO 1 1
  12,660 160   “Sagittarius Spire” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.48   Willow Lakes GO    
  12,660 80   “Pk T” “Pk S” 0.46   Vail East GO    
35 12,626 326   “East Corner” “Corner Pk” 0.42   Mt Powell GO 1 1
  12,620 80   “Graduation Pk” “East Partner Pk”
aka “Pk V”
0.42   Vail East GO    
  12,580 240   “Fly, The” Spider, The 0.29   Vail East GO 1 2
  12,580 160   “Dinosaur Crag #1” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
0.44   Mt Powell GO    
  12,550 90   “Libra Spire” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.60   Willow Lakes GO    
  12,540 200   “Cancer Spire” Red Pk B 0.63   Willow Lakes GO    
36 12,522 1,022   Uneva Pk “Deming Mtn”
“West Deming”
3.17
3.30
  Vail Pass GO 1 2
  12,505 125   “Zodiac View” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.65   Willow Lakes GO    
  12,500 160   “Capricorn Spire” Red Pk B 0.76   Willow Lakes GO    
37 12,485 345   PT 12,485 “Grand Traverse Pk” 0.57   Willow Lakes GO 1 1
38 12,426 366   Meridian Pk “Northwest Corner” 1.00   Piney Pk GO 1 1
  12,420 200   “Dinosaur Crag #4” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
0.6   Mt Powell GO    
  12,420 160   “Cataract Point” “Northwest Corner” 0.33   Mt Powell GO    
  12,420 80   “Taurus Spire” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.68   Willow Lakes GO    
  12,420 20   “Scorpio Spire” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.69   Willow Lakes GO    
  12,385 245   “T Prime” “Pk S” 0.94   Vail East GO    
39 12,380 600   PT 12,380 A Spider, The 1.33   Vail East GO 1 1
  12,380 40   “Dinosaur Crag #2” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
0.5   Mt Powell GO    
40 12,362 422   “Outpost Pk” “East Partner Pk”
aka “Pk V”
1.43   Vail East GO 1 2
  12,361 261   “E Prime” “Pk G”
“Pk C”
0.74
 
  Vail East GO    
  12,340 80   “Gemini Twins” “Silverthorne, Mt” 0.73   Willow Lakes GO    
41 12,313 413   “Eccles Pk” Buffalo Mtn A 1.26   Vail Pass GO 1 1
  12,300 80   “Dinosaur Crag #5” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
0.8   Mt Powell GO    
  12,292 112   Dora Mtn A “Dwarf Pyramid”
Eagles Nest A
1.94
2.6
  Mt Powell GO 1 1
  12,260 20   “Dinosaur Crag #3” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
0.5   Mt Powell GO    
42 12,242 342   “Sneva Pk” Uneva Pk 1.32   Vail Pass GO 1 1
  12,225 245   “Prime Point” “Pk C” 0.54   Vail East GO    
43 12,163 303   “Booth Mtn” Spider, The
PT 12,380 A
0.70
0.81
  Vail East GO 1 1
44 12,136 516   Bald Mtn D “Booth Mtn”
PT 12,380 A
1.72
 
  Vail East GO 1 2
45 12,100 480   “South Piney Bristle” PT 12,380 A 1.60   Vail East GO 1 1
  12,005 185   “Piney Point” PT 12,380 A 0.61   Vail East GO    
  12,000 20   “Dinosaur Crag #6” Powell A, Mt
aka “Pk B”
0.8   Mt Powell GO    
S2 11,952 292   PT 11,952 Meridian Pk 2.4   Piney Pk GO    
  11,825 245   “North Piney Bristle” South Piney Bristle 0.3   Vail East GO    
  11,377 197   Chief Mtn “Deming Mtn” 1.8   Vail Pass GO 1 1
  11,268 248   Pretty Mtn Meridian Pk 1.2   Piney Pk GO    
46 11,129 509   Slate Mtn Meridian Pk 2.4   Piney Pk GO    
  11,107 87   Chimney Rock Piney Pk 2.2   Piney Pk GO    
47 10,855 315   Wichita Mtn “Sneva Pk” 3.3   Vail Pass GO 1  
48 10,337 308   PT 10,337 Slate Mtn 1.2   Piney Pk GO    

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Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Our Gore Range climbs above 13,000 feet
    Gerry Roach’s totals: 27 ascents; 19/19 hard ranked; 26/32 overall
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 42 ascents; 19/19 hard ranked; 27/32 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 8/20/07: 69 ascents

  2. Our Gore Range climbs above 12,000 feet
    Gerry’s totals: 55 ascents; 42/45 hard ranked; 1/1 soft ranked; 54/91 overall
    Jennifer’s totals: 82 ascents; 45/45 hard ranked; 1/1 soft ranked; 60/91 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 8/21/11: 137 ascents

  3. Our Gore Range climbs above 10,000 feet
    Gerry’s totals: 57 ascents; 43/48 hard ranked; 1/2 soft ranked; 56/99 overall
    Jennifer’s totals: 83 ascents; 45/48 hard ranked; 1/2 soft ranked; 61/99 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 8/21/11: 138 ascents

  4. There are 99 summits on this list, of which 48 are hard ranked and 2 are soft ranked.

  5. All the peaks on this list are in or on the boundary of the Eagles Nest Wilderness.

  6. Congress designated the Eagles Nest Wilderness in 1978. Much heated contoversy preceeded the designation. The City of Denver wanted the area’s water, and timber industries wanted to destroy the surrounding spruce forest. These interests did not prevail.

  7. The Eagles Nest Wilderness has 132,906 acres, which are managed by the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest and the White River National Forest.

  8. The summit of mighty “Peak G” is not where the map indicates it to be. The true summit is 200 yards northwest of the map point that extrpolates to 13,260 feet. The difference is only a few feet, but multiple parties have verified the result with hand levels. The true summit is at the map point that extrapolates to 13,220 feet. Either Point 13,220 is missing a contour or Point 13,260 has an extra contour. It is more likely that Point 13,220 is missing a contour, and we have seen this type of map error elsewhere. If Point 13,220 is missing a contour, then it would extrapolate to 13,260 feet, so we continue to use this elevation for “Peak G.” The traverse between the two summits is rough and requires some Class 3 scrambling.

  9. “Corner Peak” has eastern and western summits 0.07 mile (124 yards) apart. Gerry handleveled between the two summits and found that the eastern summit is higher by about three feet. The traverse between the two summits is a Class 2+ scamper.

  10. There is a map error at the summit of 12,945-foot “Pink Pk”. The map shows two small summits, the eastern with a given elevation of 12,945 feet and the western with an additional contour giving it an extrapolated elevation of 12,980 feet, which would give this peak a hard rank. However, Gerry handleveled between the two summits and found that the western summmit is about 10 feet lower than the eastern summit. Thus, the extra contour on the western summit is spurious, and this peak only has a soft rank.
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