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Bloody Mountain (California)

Coordinates: 37°33′38″N 118°54′25″W / 37.5604916°N 118.9070722°W / 37.5604916; -118.9070722
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Bloody Mountain
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]
ListingMountains of California
Coordinates37°33′38″N 118°54′25″W / 37.5604916°N 118.9070722°W / 37.5604916; -118.9070722[2]
Bloody Mountain is located in California
Bloody Mountain
Bloody Mountain
Location in California
Bloody Mountain is located in the United States
Bloody Mountain
Bloody Mountain
Bloody Mountain (the United States)
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". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  2. ^ "Bloody Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  3. ^ Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 367. ISBN 978-0898869712.
  4. ^ Massey, Peter (Apr 24, 2006). Backcountry Adventures Northern California. Adler Publishing. p. 256.