Texas peaks

1,980 peaks

Highest peak

Guadalupe Peak

8,749 ft / 2,666 m

Most summited peak

Guadalupe Peak

115 summits

Most prominent peak

Emory Peak

4,495 ft / 1,370 m prom

Texas summits

358 summits

First Ascent Awards

117 of 1,980 peaks 5%

Top climbing months

November 11%

April 11%

March 10%

Texas mountains highlights

"I did an early morning time trial on my way back from Arizona while my wife and son stayed at the hotel in Van Horn. I was motivated to get done so I could make it back in time to get breakfast at the hotel. I jogged much of the way down, but stopped every now and then to take in the views. I'm hoping this isn't the case, but this may have been my last trip to the Guadalupe Mountains, at least for a long time. We'll see, but it was definitely worth the lack of sleep to come back and do Guadalupe again. " - Guadalupe Peak, ZachTeich, Jun 4, 2018
"I started up the slope around 1:30 or so in the early afternoon heat. It wasn't too bad with the breeze, however. It was just a gradual slope up to the summit and didn't take too long. There were nice vies of the lower desert from there, as well as of the Chisos Mts. and some of the other nearby peaks. " - Paint Gap Hills, ZachTeich, May 25, 2018
"I wasn't feeling too good, but I still decided to get up to the summit of Carousel Mt. It was about 95 degrees when I started at 3:30 or so in the afternoon. I just took my time and got up to the second ring of rock/cliffs around the mountain. The little climb up through there was pretty fun, then it was a steeper slope with more loose rock, and then another little climb to get to the summit. I relaxed up there for about 20 minutes, then climbed down the same way I came up. It's always more fun when you get to do some climbing." - Carousel Mountain, ZachTeich, May 25, 2018
"After summiting Picacho peak, I descended it's north slope, then worked my way up the south slope of this point. It was tough with all the loose rock, but closer to the top the rock became solid. I took a more direct route down, basically scree skiing for 400-500 ft. of the descent." - Peak 6395 ft, ZachTeich, Apr 21, 2018
"I took the Dodson trail out to the northwest ridge, then worked my way up to the saddle north of the peak. The climb was a little exposed at first, but then entered a ravine and finally leveled out more at the top." - Picacho Peak, ZachTeich, Apr 21, 2018

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