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The road to success is always under construction.
–Lily Tomlin

The Sierra Club’s Desert Peak Section
Peaks List

– Sorted by Elevation

Notes
Rank
DPS
Elev
feet
Prom
feet
Summit Name Quadrangle(s) Rg Cl G J
1 14,246 7,196 White Mountain Peak White Mountain Peak,
Juniper Mountain, Mount Barcroft
TS 1 1 1
2 13,559 2,339 Dubois, Mount Boundary Peak TS 2 1 1
3 13,441 1,261 MONTGOMERY PEAK Boundary Peak TS 2 1 1
4 13,140 256 Boundary Peak Boundary Peak TS 2 1 1
5 13,063 7,568 Wheeler Peak Wheeler Peak, Windy Peak NV 1 2 2
6 12,633 6,053 Humphreys Peak Humphreys Peak AZ 1 2 1
7 11,941 5,871 Jefferson, Mount Mount Jefferson, Jefferson NV 1 1 1
8 11,915 8,257 CHARLESTON PEAK Charleston Peak, Griffith Peak NV 1 2 2
9 11,773 5,233 Arc Dome Arc Dome, Toiyabe Peak NV 1 1 1
10 11,673 4,173 Patterson, Mount Mount Patterson TS 1 1 1
11 11,527 816 Mummy Mountain Charleston Peak NV 2 1 1
12 11,387 4,089 Ruby Dome Ruby Dome, Lamoille NV 2 1 1
13 11,180 3,210 Glass Mountain Ridge Glass Mountain TS 1 1 1
14 11,123 3,943 Waucoba Mountain Waucoba Mountain, Waucoba Spring TS 2 1 1
15 11,101 3,063 Keynot Peak New York Butte, Union Wash TS 2 1 1
16 11,048 6,188 TELESCOPE PEAK Telescope Peak DV 1 1 1
17 10,975 955 INYO, MOUNT New York Butte, Union Wash TS 2 1 1
18 10,668 1,168 New York Butte New York Butte, Dolomite TS 1 2 2
19 10,346 4,236 Navajo Mountain Navajo Begay UT 1 2 1
20 10,154 6,971 PICACHO DEL DIABLO Santa Cruz, San Rafael MX 3 1 1
21 9,912 5,412 Hayford Peak Hayford Peak, Sheep Peak, Black Hills NV 1 1 1
22 9,690 1,150 “Pleasant Point” Cerro Gordo Peak TS 1 1 1
23 9,634 1,574 Sentinel Peak Panamint DV 1 1 1
24 9,101 521 Porter Peak Panamint DV 1 1 1
25 8,953 4,013 Tin Mountain Tin Mountain DV 2 1 1
26 8,839 3,659 Maturango Peak Maturango Peak TS 2 1 1
27 8,738 4,558 Grapevine Peak Grapevine Peak, Wahguyhe Peak DV 1 1 1
28 8,674 3,614 Dry Mountain Dry Mountain DV 2 1 1
29 8,514 3,012 Potosi Mountain Potosi NV 2 1 1
30 8,456 2,396 Last Chance Mountain Last Chance Mountain DV 2 1 1
31 8,218 1,017 Stirling, Mount Mount Stirling NV 1 1 1
32 8,087 3,215 Virgin Peak Virgin Peak NV 1 1 1
33 7,958 738 Palmer, Mount Grapevine Peak, Wahguyhe Peak DV 2 1 1
34 7,929 4,288 Clark Mountain Clark Mountain SB 3 1 1
35 7,734 4,204 Baboquivari Peak   TR Baboquivari Peak, Chiuli Shaik AZ 5.2 2 1
36 7,696 1,676 Nelson Range HP
aka Galena Benchmark
Nelson Range TS 2 1 1
37 7,532 3,349 New York Mountains HP
aka New York Two Benchmark
Ivanpah, Pinto Valley SB 3 1 1
38 7,395 715 North Guardian Angel   TR The Guardian Angels UT 4 1 1
39 7,335 3,753 Kingston Peak Kingston Peak, Horse Thief Springs SB 2 1 1
40 7,196 2,553 Manly Peak Manly Peak DV 3 1 1
41 7,162 2,225 Edgar Peak Fountain Peak SB 2 1 1
42 7,148 3,638 Tipton, Mount Mount Tipton AZ 2 1 1
43 7,140 1,205 South Guardian Angel   TR The Guardian Angels UT 4 1 1
44 7,062 1,642 Sandy Point Sand Spring, Hanging Rock Canyon DV 1 1 1
45 7,047 912 Mitchell Point Fountain Peak SB 2 1 1
46 7,026 2,220 McCullough Mountain McCullough Mountain NV 1 1 1
47 7,004 722 “Bridge Mountain” La Madre Spring, Mountn Springs NV 3 1 1
48 6,761 2,808 Granite Peak #1 Bighorn Basin SB 2 1 1
49 6,726 1,866 Tucki Mountain Emigrant Canyon, Tucki Wash DV 1 1 1
50 6,703 3,723 Pyramid Peak East of Echo Canyon, East of Ryan DV 1 1 1
51 6,640 1,240 RABBIT PEAK Rabbit Peak RV 2 1 1
52 6,584 524 Panamint Butte Panamint Butte, The Dunes DV 2 1 1
53 6,562 1,702 Martinez Mountain Martinez Mountain, Toro Peak RV 2+ 1 1
54 6,562 1,662 Argus Peak Trona West TS 2 1 1
55 6,471 1,691 Moapa Peak Moapa Peak NV 3 1 1
56 6,394 3,589 Nopah Range HP
aka Nopah Benchmark
Nopah Peak, Twelvemile Spring DV 2 1 1
57 6,169 1,509 East Ord Mountain Ord Mountain, Camp Rock Mine SB 1+ 1 1
58 6,154 3,304 “Avawatz Peak”
Avawatz Mountains HP
Sheep Creek Spring, Pass Lake NE SB 1 1 1
59 5,913 1,613 Smith Mountain Gold Valley DV 1 1 1
60 5,890 1,110 “Canyon Point”
aka Canyon Benchmark
Harris Hill, Cottonwood Canyon DV 1 1 1
61 5,804 664 Corkscrew Peak Thimble Peak, Daylight Pass,
Chloride City
DV 2 1 1
62 5,802 1,652 Needle Peak Manly Peak DV 2 1 1
63 5,740 344 “Pahrump Point”
aka Pahrump Benchmark
Twelvemile Spring DV 2 1 1
64 5,639 2,899 Spirit Mountain Spirit Mountain NV 2 1 1
65 5,387 876 Muddy Peak Muddy Peak NV 3 1 1
66 5,350 2,240 “Eagle Mountain” #1
aka Eagle Benchmark
Hayfield, Cottonwood Spring RV 2 1 1
67 5,325 2,742 “Old Woman Mountain”
Old Woman Mountains HP
Old Woman Statue SB 2 1 1
68 5,264 2,394 “Stewart Point”
Resting Spring Range HP
Stewart Valley DV 2 1 1
69 5,057 1,837 Superstition Mountain
aka Superstition Peak
Goldfield AZ 2 1 1
70 5,020 280 “Rosa Point”
aka Rosa Benchmark
Fonts Point RV 2 1 1
71 4,987 394 Pico Risco   TR Arroyo del Sauz MX 3 1 1
72 4,947 1,684 Brown Peak Deadman Pass DV 2 1 1
73 4,877 3,482 SIGNAL PEAK
aka Kofa Benchmark
Palm Canyon AZ 2 2 1
74 4,808 2,703 Ajo, Mount Mount Ajo AZ 1 5 2
75 4,609 2,231 “Sheep Hole Mountain”
Sheep Hole Mountains HP
Dale Lake SB 2+ 1 1
76 4,553 1,013 Weavers Needle Weavers Needle AZ 5.2 2 1
77 4,512 1,292 “Jacumba Mountain”
aka Jacumba Benchmark
Jacumba SD 1 1 1
78 4,504 2,854 Black Butte Pilot Mountain RV 1 1 1
79 4,483 2,564 “Spectre Point”
aka Spectre Benchmark
Cadiz Valley SW RV 2+ 1 1
80 4,353 3,353 “Granite Mountain” #2
aka Granite Benchmark
Palen Pass RV 2 1 1
81 4,314 2,690 “Turtle Mountain”
Turtle Mountains HP
Mopah Peaks, Horn Spring SB 2 1 1
82 4,251 1,217 Old Dad Mountain Old Dad Mountain SB 2 1 1
83 4,229 329 Sombrero Peak Sombrero Peak SD 2 1 1
84 4,130 2,800 “Whipple Mountain”
Whipple Mountains HP
Whipple Mountains SW SB 1 1 1
85 3,983 1,253 Pinto Mountain Pinto Mountain RV 1 1 1
86 3,980 760 Indianhead Borrego Palm Canyon SD 2 1 1
87 3,970 3,215 Cerro del Pinacate Volcan el Elegante, Sierra Blanca MX 1 1 1
88 3,848 2,337 “Palen Mountain”
aka Red Top Benchmark
Palen Mountains RV 2 1 1
89 3,815 2,115 “Orocopia Mountain”
Orocopia Mountains HP
Orocopia Canyon, Cottonwood Spring RV 1 1 1
90 3,806 1,666 Eagle Mountain #2 Eagle Mountain DV 3 1 1
91 3,788 2,098 Castle Dome Peak Castle Dome Peak AZ 2+ 2 1
92 3,694 1,794 Chemehuevi Peak Chemehuevi Peak SB 2 1 1
93 3,576 3,412 Cerro Pescadores Sierra Cucapa MX 2 1 1
94 3,530 955 “Mopah Peak”
aka Mopah Peaks, East
Mopah Peaks, Savahia Peak SW SB 3 1 1
95 3,446 1,426 “Chuckwalla Mountain”
aka Bunch Benchmark
Chuckwalla Spring RV 2 1 1
96 3,381 2,348 “Big Maria Mountain”
Big Maria Mountains HP
Big Marla Mountains SW RV 1+ 1 1
97 3,197 1,547 Kino Peak Kino Peak AZ 3 2 1
98 2,926 712 Stepladder Mountain
Stepladder Mountains HP
Stepladder Mountains SB 2 1 1
99 1,930 1,107 Picacho Peak Picacho Peak SD 5.0
A1
1 1

Notes by Gerry Roach

  1. Our DPS climbs
    Gerry Roach’s totals: 114 ascents; 99/99 overall
    Jennifer Roach’s totals: 104 ascents; 99/99 overall
    Gerry and Jennifer’s combined total as of 5/26/14: 218 ascents
    Total ascents on this list that Gerry and Jennifer have made together: 104

  2. There are 99 summits on this list.

  3. Peak names in all caps are Emblem Peaks.

  4. As of 05/29/04,
    • 146 people had completed this famous list of 99 peaks
    • 15 people had completed the list twice
    • 3 people had completed the list 3 times
    • 1 person had completed the list 4 times
    • 1 person had finished the list 5 times

  5. Rg (Range) abbreviations:
    TS = Trans Sierra, DV = Death Valley,
    SB = San Bernardino County, RC = Riverside County,
    SD = San Diego and Imperial Counties, NV = Nevada,
    AZ = Arizona, UT = Utah, MX = Mexico.

  6. Cl = YDS Class of standard route.

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