Colorado 14ers

The Colorado 14ers. One of the greatest mountaineering challenges in the lower 48 states, with 53 ranked summits breaking the elevation threshold. While all the summits can be climbed by nontechnical means, the range of difficulties presented on these summits scattered across the state make this a massive undertaking. The first Colorado 14er I climbed was La Plata Peak in August 2011, and I had knocked off about 1/5 of them prior to the inception of this site. Therefore, the list below is not a complete running tally, with many of the missing trip reports being the easier summits closer to Denver.

Summit NameDistanceElevation GainCrux
Wilson Peak11.15,250'Class 3
Handies Peak6.62,700'Class 1
Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre13.96,450'Class 3
Redcloud and Sunshine Peak10.34,500'Class 3
Mount Princeton5.02,650'Class 2
Mount Evans3.32,000'Class 2
Mount Massive7.94,010'Class 2-3
Mount Harvard and Columbia15.27,200'Class 3
Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak9.75,340'Class 3