See the Main ORS Page or the Explanation Page for general notes on ORS and reduced ORS (RORS).
|Rank||Peak Name||Range/Region||ORS (m)||RORS (m)||Elev (m)|
|1||Mount Rainier |
|4||Mount Cleveland||Glacier NP||672||672||3190|
|6||Hozomeen Mountain |
|N Cascade||643||642||2440 |
|7||Kinnerly Peak||Glacier NP||612||605||3035|
|8||Mount Stimson||Glacier NP||590||588||3069|
|9||Mount Index||N Cascade||588||583||1598|
|12||Mount Baring||N Cascade||574||565||1872|
|14||Goode Mountain||N Cascade||566||563||2804|
|15||Luna Peak||N Cascade||557||549||2525|
|17||Mount Gould||Glacier NP||554||547||2912|
|18||Jack Mountain||N Cascade||551||539||2763|
|19||Mount Pugh||N Cascade||543||539||2195|
|20||Mount Cannon (SW)||Glacier NP||554||523||2657|
In the table, "ORS" is the ORS in meters
(click here for explanation of the
units of ORS).
"RORS" is the reduced ORS in meters.
Elevation is also in meters.
Peak names are linked to Wikipedia pages or to other sites/pictures/maps of the peaks.
Note the predominance of peaks in the Cascades (both the stratovolcanoes and the steep nonvolcanic peaks of the North Cascades) and in Glacier National Park, and the absence of peaks in the Colorado Rockies, where the peaks are higher, but the bases are also higher and the peaks not as steep. Also note that the Sierras are represented by the two most famous features in Yosemite National Park, El Capitan and Half Dome.
(*) General Note: the ORS of a peak is calculated from a reference point on the peak which may not be the main (highest) summit. Instead the reference point is chosen to give the best ORS, i.e. it is the point on the peak with the "most impressive view." It is also usually a harder climb than the main summit. In the following cases this best reference point is quite different from the main summit:
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