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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby jam6880 » Wed May 25, 2011 10:32 pm

All this talk about the spire makes me want to do it!!!

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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby Scott P » Thu May 26, 2011 5:52 am

Doesn't it still lacks the prominence even if it does now have 14k as an elevation.


Yes, but so does El Diente and North Maroon.
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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby centrifuge » Thu May 26, 2011 6:12 am

Scott P wrote:
Doesn't it still lacks the prominence even if it does now have 14k as an elevation.


Yes, but so does El Diente and North Maroon.


So does East Crestone... but this has been beat to death on other threads already. What it comes down to is if a person wants they can find a whole lot of subsummits to climb that are over 14k if they really want to. This is why each persons list is really their own. El Diente and North Maroon are traditionally on the list, but peaks like Cameron, Challenger Point, and North Eolus are no where to be found on any list. Point being, if its on your list, more power to you, but its not on mine which is also fine.
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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby MountainHiker » Thu May 26, 2011 6:34 am

An argument against the Spire. :P

Here in the US we cling to feet for measuring our mountains. The rest of the world has gone metric. Much of the US has gone metric for many applications. (How long are your skis?) But we are used to thinking elevation in feet. Since we are using the “old” system for height I find it legit to use the old datum for the cutoff on fourteeners. All these numbers are arbitrary anyway. The Spire doesn't make the NGVD 29 list.
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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby Jim Davies » Thu May 26, 2011 6:35 am

I think there are "many" 14ers, but not "too many".
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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby Del Gratz » Thu May 26, 2011 6:45 am

So, if your list includes 60 14ers, would you only need to do 40 of the highest 13ers to complete the Centennials?

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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby Jim Davies » Thu May 26, 2011 6:51 am

I believe there are 117 Centennials.
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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby Jon Frohlich » Thu May 26, 2011 6:52 am

Del Gratz wrote:So, if your list includes 60 14ers, would you only need to do 40 of the highest 13ers to complete the Centennials?

Del


Not exactly, you'd need 110 total so 50. There are a few peaks in the highest 100 that are also not ranked (Iowa for example). I'm doing everything above 13,800 and counting 118 on my list. Strictly doing the ranked centennials is 53 14ers + 47 13ers. My list is 59 14ers + 50 centennial 13ers + 9 bi-centennial 13ers.

Aren't lists fun?

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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby kansas » Thu May 26, 2011 6:56 am

Your list is your list, do it how you see fit. In the end, nobody else really cares.
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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby Yog » Thu May 26, 2011 7:04 am

If Colo mtns gained 5-7 feet, then did or are all of the USGS Topographical maps getting revised? Are the elevations revised in Roach's 3rd edition? (I should probably just search threads, as this has probably been answered!)

Here is a good trip report on the Sunlight Spire climbed in 2009 by P Kelly for those wondering about the Spire. I was able to take photos of him on the crack as well as on the summit of the Spire as I made my way up Windom. Pretty cool to see someone climbing it:
http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=7234&stext=Sunlight+spire&cpgm=tripmain&ski=Include
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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby Theodore » Thu May 26, 2011 7:35 am

All this talk about lists is nice and all, but who's going to be the first to SKI the spire? :D

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Re: 14ers: Pick a number, 53-60?

Postby Craig Cook » Thu May 26, 2011 9:05 am

Jim Davies wrote:I think there are "many" 14ers, but not "too many".


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