Acrodectes Peak

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Acrodectes Peak
Acrodectes Baxter.jpg
Acrodectes Peak is on the left, viewed from the north
Elevation 13,187 ft (4,019 m) NAVD 88[1]
Acrodectes Peak is located in California
Acrodectes Peak
Acrodectes Peak
Fresno County, California
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 36°51′39″N 118°22′30″W / 36.8607681°N 118.3750983°W / 36.8607681; -118.3750983Coordinates: 36°51′39″N 118°22′30″W / 36.8607681°N 118.3750983°W / 36.8607681; -118.3750983[2]
Topo map USGS Kearsarge Peak
First ascent 1935 by Norman Clyde and party[3]
Easiest route Scramble, class 2[4]

Acrodectes Peak is a mountain summit in Kings Canyon National Park[5] in Fresno County, California. The peak tops out at 13,187 feet (4,019 m).[1] The peak was named after a rare cricket named Acrodectes philopagus found in the region.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Acrodectes Peak, California". Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Acrodectes Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  3. ^ Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 176. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  4. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 255. ISBN 9780871561473. 
  5. ^ a b Bright, William (1998). 1500 California Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning. University of California Press. pp. 10–. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8.