Bloody Mountain (California)

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Bloody Mountain
Bloody Mountain shot form the North (Highway 203).jpeg
Bloody Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA, US. Shot from the North (Highway 203)
Highest point
Elevation12,558 ft (3,828 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence1,234 ft (376 m)[1]
Coordinates37°33′38″N 118°54′25″W / 37.5604916°N 118.9070722°W / 37.5604916; -118.9070722Coordinates: 37°33′38″N 118°54′25″W / 37.5604916°N 118.9070722°W / 37.5604916; -118.9070722[2]
LocationMono County, California, U.S
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Bloody Mountain
First ascentJuly 3, 1928 by Norman Clyde[3]

Bloody Mountain is located in the Sierra Nevada 1 mile South East of Mammoth Lakes (Mono County) in eastern California in the southwestern United States.[1]


The origin of the name Bloody Mountain is unclear. Some hold it was named for the color of the rocks of the mountain, while others believe it was named for a bloody skirmish between the sheriff and escaped convicts in 1871.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Bloody Mountain, California". Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  2. ^ "Bloody Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  3. ^ Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 367. ISBN 9780898869712.
  4. ^ Massey, Peter (Apr 24, 2006). Backcountry Adventures Northern California. Adler Publishing. p. 256.