Mount Sill

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Mount Sill
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Climbers on the snow field below Mount Sill, July 2006.
Elevation 14,159 ft (4,316 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 353 ft (108 m)[1]
Parent peak North Palisade[1]
Listing California fourteener
SPS Mountaineers peak[2]
Location
Mount Sill is located in California
Mount Sill
Mount Sill
California
Location Fresno and Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°05′46″N 118°30′13″W / 37.0960543°N 118.5035056°W / 37.0960543; -118.5035056Coordinates: 37°05′46″N 118°30′13″W / 37.0960543°N 118.5035056°W / 37.0960543; -118.5035056[3]
Topo map USGS North Palisade
Climbing
First ascent July 24, 1903 by James S. Hutchinson, Joseph N. LeConte, James Moffitt, Robert Pike[4]
Easiest route Glacier climb & rock scramble

Mount Sill is one of the fourteeners of the Sierra Nevada in California. It is located in the Palisades, a group of striking rock peaks with a few small glaciers on their flanks. Mount Sill is located 0.6 miles (1 km) east of North Palisade, the high point of the group. The two peaks are connected by a high, rocky ridge, on the north side of which lies the Palisade Glacier. Mount Sill lies on the main Sierra Crest, but is at a point where the crest turns sharply, giving it particularly striking summit views. On one side is Kings Canyon National Park and Fresno County; on the other is the John Muir Wilderness, Inyo National Forest and Inyo County.

Routes on Mount Sill are found on all sides of the peak and range in difficulty from scrambles (class 2-3) to a moderately technical rock climbs (class 5.7).[5]

The mountain is called Nen-i-mish ("the Guardian of the Valley") by the indigenous Northern Paiute people.[3][5] Its English name was coined, in 1904, by Joseph LeConte, a noted mountaineer, in honor of American poet Edward Rowland Sill.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Sill, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List". Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. http://angeles.sierraclub.org/sps/spslist.pdf. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
  3. ^ a b "Mount Sill". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  4. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 349. ISBN 9780871561473. 
  5. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  6. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 

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