Black Kaweah

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Black Kaweah
Light on the Kaweahs (8049712402).jpg
Black Kaweah is the leftmost peak
Highest point
Elevation 13,686+ ft (4,172+ m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 520 ft (158 m) [1]
Parent peak Red Kaweah[1]
Listing SPS Mountaineers peak[2]
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]
Geography
Location Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada, Great Western Divide
Topo map USGS Triple Divide Peak
Climbing
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Black Kaweah, California". Peakbagger.com. 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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