Black Kaweah

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Black Kaweah
Light on the Kaweahs (8049712402).jpg
Black Kaweah is the leftmost peak
Elevation 13,686+ feet (4,172+ m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 520 ft (160 m)[1]
Parent peak Red Kaweah[1]
Listing SPS Mountaineers peak[2]
Location Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada, Great Western Divide
Coordinates 36°32′43″N 118°30′56″W / 36.5452164°N 118.5156489°W / 36.5452164; -118.5156489Coordinates: 36°32′43″N 118°30′56″W / 36.5452164°N 118.5156489°W / 36.5452164; -118.5156489[3]
Topo map USGS Triple Divide Peak
First ascent August 11, 1920 via West Ridge by Duncan McDuffie, Onis Brown, James Hutchinson[4][5]
Easiest route Moderate scramble, class 3[5]

Black Kaweah is a mountain of the Kaweah Peaks Ridge of the California's Sierra Nevada, in Sequoia National Park. The peak has a local magnetic disturbance that has caused compasses in the vicinity to vary by up to eight degrees.[5] Fulgurites can be found on the peak.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Black Kaweah, California". Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Black Kaweah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  4. ^ Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
  5. ^ a b c Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. pp. 111–114. ISBN 9780898869712. 
  6. ^ Libby, C.A. (November 1986). "Fulgurite in the Sierra Nevada" (PDF). California Geology. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 

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