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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby susanjoypaul » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:51 am

MntOwl wrote:Here's an easy one.
1. What is an ultra-prominent peak?
2. How many are in Colorado?
3. What are they?
Extra Credit: how do they rank againt other ultra-prominent peaks in the USA?


Three... Blanca, Pikes and Elbert all have more than 5K' of prominence. There are 57 total in the contiguous US lower 48, and a bunch more in Alaska.

I've done 13 of them so far: Rainier, Whitney, Elbert, White, Gannett, Graham, Humphreys, Sierra Blanca, Pikes, Hayford, Blanca, Lemmon and Chiricahua.

For details, see Lists of John. That's the list of everything with more than 2K' of prominence, but you can easily identify the "ultras" by looking in the "prominence" column.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby ChrisinAZ » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:53 am

MntOwl wrote:Here's an easy one.
1. What is an ultra-prominent peak?
2. How many are in Colorado?
3. What are they?
Extra Credit: how do they rank againt other ultra-prominent peaks in the USA?


1. A peak with over 5000' of prominence (i.e., you have to drop at least 5,000' to climb to a higher mountain)
2. 3
3. Elbert (4th in the US, I think), Blanca and Pikes (both somewhat farther down the list).

Here's one: what are the three 14ers in Colorado farthest from any other 14er?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:05 am

susanjoypaul wrote:
MntOwl wrote:Here's an easy one.
1. What is an ultra-prominent peak?
2. How many are in Colorado?
3. What are they?
Extra Credit: how do they rank againt other ultra-prominent peaks in the USA?


Three... Blanca, Pikes and Elbert all have more than 5K' of prominence. There are 57 total in the contiguous US lower 48, and a bunch more in Alaska.

I've done 13 of them so far: Rainier, Whitney, Elbert, White, Gannett, Graham, Humphreys, Sierra Blanca, Pikes, Hayford, Blanca, Lemmon and Chiricahua.

For details, see Lists of John. That's the list of everything with more than 2K' of prominence, but you can easily identify the "ultras" by looking in the "prominence" column.



Wow - thanks! Had no idea I've already done six ultras - Mt Lemmon, Chiricahua Peak, Humphreys Peak, and Elbert, Blanca, and Pikes. Five in calendar winter and two by bicycle! :lol:

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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Brian Thomas » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:13 am

Here's one: what are the three 14ers in Colorado farthest from any other 14er?

Off the top of my head I guess San Luis, Longs, and Pikes?

Chris I bet you could name at least the top 10 in order just from memory :p

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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby susanjoypaul » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:35 am

susanjoypaul wrote:I've done 13 of them so far: Rainier, Whitney, Elbert, White, Gannett, Graham, Humphreys, Sierra Blanca, Pikes, Hayford, Blanca, Lemmon and Chiricahua.

For details, see Lists of John. That's the list of everything with more than 2K' of prominence, but you can easily identify the "ultras" by looking in the "prominence" column.

...and if you're concerned about access issues on Bross, you shouldn't even consider attempting this list!

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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Jim Davies » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:42 am

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:TRIVIA QUESTION:
Ellingwood and Davis also acheived the first ascent of Lizard Head. What year?

It was Ellingwood and Barton Hoag, not Davis. 1933?

Ellingwood and Davis did do a significant first ascent in Wyoming. What was it?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby rijaca » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:52 am

Jim Davies wrote:
Dancesatmoonrise wrote:TRIVIA QUESTION:
Ellingwood and Davis also acheived the first ascent of Lizard Head. What year?

It was Ellingwood and Barton Hoag, not Davis. 1933?

Ellingwood and Davis did do a significant first ascent in Wyoming. What was it?


Lizard Head in 1920 by Ellingwood and Hoag.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby ChrisinAZ » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:45 am

I actually don't know offhand...I'd say San Luis and Pikes are likely in there. Culebra or Holy Cross might be too. I'll try to figure it out later today, maybe.

B-Thom wrote:Here's one: what are the three 14ers in Colorado farthest from any other 14er?

Off the top of my head I guess San Luis, Longs, and Pikes?

Chris I bet you could name at least the top 10 in order just from memory :p
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:18 pm

Jim Davies wrote:
Dancesatmoonrise wrote:TRIVIA QUESTION:
Ellingwood and Davis also acheived the first ascent of Lizard Head. What year?

It was Ellingwood and Barton Hoag, not Davis. 1933?

Ellingwood and Davis did do a significant first ascent in Wyoming. What was it?


Rijaca is correct, 1920.

Ellingwood and Davis did first ascents of the South and Middle Tetons in 1923.
They also did the fourth ascent of the Grand Teton, with Eleanor Davis being the first woman to reach the summit.

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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:22 pm

Who named the Ellingwood Ledges route (aka Ellingwood Arete) and when?

Hint: It was the second ascent party.

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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby TravelingMatt » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:23 pm

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/mileage.php

Pikes: 61 from Evans
Longs: 46 from Evans
Culebra: 35 from Little Bear
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San Luis: 27 from Sunshine
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby ChrisinAZ » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:50 pm

TravelingMatt has it right--I checked through different means (Google earth).

How about this one: which 14er has the shortest average distance from all other 14ers? Which has the longest? And for extra credit, what is the distance between these two peaks?
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