Name History (Capitol Peak)
Title: Naming of Capitol Peak
Entered by: 14erFred
Added: 05/14/2010, Last Updated: 05/14/2010
Sources: Hart, J.L.J. (1977). Fourteen thousand feet: A history of the naming and early ascents of the high Colorado peaks (Second Edition). Denver, CO: The Colorado Mountain Club.
Capitol Peak was named by the 1874 Hayden Survey. Although the Hayden Survey named Capitol Peak, they made no attempt to climb it. As one member of the survey team, Henry Gannett, put it: the peak's "prism-shaped top and precipitous sides forbid access."