Scott P wrote:Unless you make your own or climb everything on listsofjohn (which is close to impossible), I don't know if there is a set of standard list that will give one a really good cross section of all the types of peaks the state has to offer.
I know I'm a broken record on this list, but the ranked 5th class list in Colorado has probably the broadest cross section of any list of which I'm aware. Lowly 6K semi-desert peaks up to 13K' alpine test pieces like Lizard Head, Peak 15, etc. with every other altitude in between. Mesas, peaks, choss piles, spires, everything. Several with no published ascents, all of course 5th class via the easiest route. Challenging but, at least for the known ratings, not crazy hard (5.10b is the max so far...). Just an option for those not focused purely on altitude.