||Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter
DPS PEAKS LIST
|Price: 50 cents
|AUGUST 1988: Supercedes the edition dated April
1980. There are 96 peaks on the List.
- Adds three peaks: Panamint Butte (2.6), Porter Peak (2.9),
Virgin Peak (6.13).
- In accord with the maps and local usage, changes the name of
Providence Peak to Edgar Peak, Kofa Peak to Signal Peak, Toiyabe Dome to Arc
Dome and Cerro de la Encantada to El Picacho del Diablo.
- Adjusts the designators, Peak (Pk), Point (Pt), Mountain (Mtn),
Mountains (Mts) and Range, for conformance to the maps and for consistency
throughout the list.
- Lists both 15' and 7.5' maps, including not yet published 7.5'
- Gives geographic code numbers for the principal 7.5' maps.
- Assigns an identity or index number to each peak
- Changes climbing difficulty classifications on peaks 1.14,
4.12, 5.4, 6.6, 7.2. Revises elevations in accord with the new maps.
- Provides left margin space for entering dates and sequence
number of climbs.
Membership in the DPS is
available to Sierra Club members who have climbed any six peaks on the Peaks
List. A letter listing the peaks climbed and the dates, the applicant's Sierra
Club membership number and the subscription fee for the DPS newsletter, The
Desert Sage, should be sent to the DPS secretary. Emblem status is awarded to
DPS members who have been members for one year, who have climbed 15 of the
listed peaks, including five of the seven emblem peaks and who send a letter
listing the peaks and dates climbed to the section secretary. Recognition is
also given to completion of the list. Emblem and list completion pins are
The climbing class indicates the
difficulty of the most usual route. The classes are:
- Hands in pockets hiking on trails or easy cross country.
- Rough cross country travel - boulder hopping and use of hands
- Handholds are necessary for climbing - some people may ask for
- More difficult climbing with considerable exposure - ropes are
- Technical rock climbing.
- Rock climbing with artificial aid.
The DPS publishes a guide for
each peak that gives information on access roads and climbing routes. For
availability information, refer to the DPS newsletter, The Desert Sage.