Red Slate Mountain

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Red Slate Mountain
Red Slate Mtn from Lake Dorothy.jpg
Red Slate Mountain from Lake Dorothy
Elevation 13,129+ ft (4,002+ m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,683 ft (513 m)[1]
Parent peak Ruby Peak[2]
Listing SPS Mountaineers peak[3]
Location Fresno / Mono counties, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°30′27″N 118°52′09″W / 37.507549114°N 118.869293842°W / 37.507549114; -118.869293842Coordinates: 37°30′27″N 118°52′09″W / 37.507549114°N 118.869293842°W / 37.507549114; -118.869293842[4]
Topo map USGS Convict Lake
Type Metamorphic rock
Age of rock Paleozoic
First ascent 1898 by Joseph N. LeConte and Clarence L. Cory[5]
Easiest route Scramble, class 1 & 2[6]

Red Slate Mountain is a summit in the Sierra Nevada. It lies along the Sierra Crest that divides Fresno County from Mono County, California.

Red Slate Mountain can be reached by scrambling either from McGee Pass, or starting from Bighorn Lake.

The area to the north of Red Slate Mountain is amongst the most seismically active in California which is associated with the Long Valley Caldera.

Red Slate Mountain was named by the California Geological Survey, in 1873. However, it is not clear whether the survey meant to name this peak, or Red and White Mountain.[5]

Red Slate Mountain from the north


  1. ^ a b "Red Slate Mountain, California". Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Red Slate Mountain". Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Red Slate Mountain". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  5. ^ a b Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  6. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 130. ISBN 9780871561473. 

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