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Matterhorn Peak

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Parent peak  Twin Peaks
Topo map  USGS Matterhorn Peak
Elevation  3,743 m
First ascent  1899
Parent range  Sierra Nevada
Listing  SPS Emblem peak
Easiest route  Scramble, class 2
Prominence  475 m
Mountain range  Sierra Nevada
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Location  Mono / Tuolumne counties, California, U.S.
Similar  Mount Conness, North Peak, Mount Lyell, Mount Gibbs, Mount Dana

Matterhorn peak ascent

Matterhorn Peak is located in the Sierra Nevada, in the western U.S. state of California, at the northern boundary of Yosemite National Park. At 12,285 feet (3,744 m) elevation, it is the tallest peak in the craggy Alps-like Sawtooth Ridge and the northernmost 12,000-foot (3,700 m) peak in the Sierra Nevada. The peak also supports the Sierra's northernmost glacier system. It was named after the Matterhorn in the Alps.


Map of Matterhorn Peak, California, USA

The peak can be ascended without climbing gear.

Matterhorn peak california

In popular cultureEdit

Jack Kerouac, in The Dharma Bums (1958), describes a hike up and a run down the mountain. This led to the classic observation, "You can't fall off a mountain."


Matterhorn Peak Wikipedia

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