Designed to "encourage members to explore and enjoy the desert mountain ranges of the Southwest," in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Mexico. This is the oldest peak list in the largest chapter of the Sierra Club. Occasionally revised as peaks are suspended and new ones added due to fires. More info at


Highest peak

White Mountain Peak

14,252 ft / 4,344 m

Most prominent peak

Charleston Peak

8,241 ft / 2,511 m

Most summited peak

Charleston Peak

229 summits

Most difficult peak

White Mountain Peak

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 4 peaks

Class 3/4 3 peaks

Class 5+ 1 peak

Top climbing months

June   14%

August   13%

July   11%

"10.16.18....Charleston Peak #64, #12 this year. I had the great honor and pleasure of getting a Charleston Summit in with these 2 powerhouse, accomplished, mountaineer, ultra runners Karla Kent and Maia Detmer. The 2nd time in 2 days I was in the company of greatness! I tried to act normal & casual like I wasn’t totally starstruck. I showed them the Ski Lee route to the Charleston peak. It was super beautiful. Wild horses, frozen waterfalls, chilly temperatures & good conversation. Thank you both for an awesome day and a great buddy memory on the summit of my favorite mountain. I got to the to" - Charleston Peak, paula.raimondi, Oct 16, 2018
"10.14.18~2 peak trek...Bridge Mtn #7 & Crest Peak (aka Limestone North) with the Gang. I was honored to get invited to hike with my Buddy’s who just happen to the the MOST Bada$$ Mountaineers in our area, Barb Speckert, Harlan Stockman, Rocky Karsky, Judy Kelly, Jacqueline Ann Kaner and Susan Murphy! I was in the company of greatness and it was blowing my MIND!!!! I’m not worthy!!! I was also happy to burn off the calories from my Husbands Bday Party last night, when I shoved gluttonous amounts of pizza and pumpkin pie into my face! 12.5 miles, 4,500’ gain, 6:36hrs. #mysundaywasbetterthanyou" - Bridge Mountain, paula.raimondi, Oct 14, 2018
"This was an incredible hike in a breathtaking region. I'm from California and I wasn't expecting this level of alpine splendor in Clark County NV. Did the big loop up the South Trail and down the North Trail / Trail Canyon. A light dusting of fresh snow and some brilliant yellow-orange-red aspen trees made this a very memorable outing. " - Charleston Peak, klotito, Oct 4, 2018
"This was my first time up here since my back injury & the longest hike I've done since then (though far from the hardest). Also my first time up South Loop since the fire. (South Loop is my least favorite trail up that way, even before the fire.) It was absolutely heartbreaking to see all those burned bristlecones. Otherwise, had a great day! I felt pretty strong. Wind was really bad the last half mile up the peak & on summit. I met a really nice guy on the way up & the rest of his funny group on top & we saw the cutest little mouse in the rock shelter. The group was doing shots of whiskey on " - Charleston Peak, StudioHoodoo, Sep 30, 2018
"“Wake Me Up....When September Ends”~Green Day. 9.30.18 Bridge Mtn (#6 for me, #47 for Harlan) Multi Peak Hike. 5 Peaks. Bridge, Crest Peak (Limestone North), Sandstone North Peak, Lost Creek Peak, Baby Shark and a near Summit of Divided Sky Peak. I emailed Harlan earlier in the week to see if he could join me for this multi-peak day. I’ve always wanted to combine all these peaks in this area. Harlan has done many hikes like this and is always up for a nice sufferfest in the mountains so I was happy he said yes. Warm day but the high winds made it feel comfortable and tolerable. We gave a ver" - Bridge Mountain, paula.raimondi, Sep 30, 2018