Boundary Peak (Nevada)

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Boundary Peak
Boundary Peak Nevada USA.jpg
Boundary Peak as seen from Benton. Boundary is on the left (east), while connecting to higher Montgomery peak on the right (west).
Highest point
Elevation 13,147 ft (4,007 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Prominence 253 ft (77 m) [3]
Listing
Coordinates 37°50′46″N 118°21′05″W / 37.846097728°N 118.351299017°W / 37.846097728; -118.351299017Coordinates: 37°50′46″N 118°21′05″W / 37.846097728°N 118.351299017°W / 37.846097728; -118.351299017[2]
Geography
Boundary Peak is located in Nevada
Boundary Peak
Boundary Peak
Esmeralda County, Nevada, U.S.
Parent range White Mountains
Topo map USGS Boundary Peak
Geology
Age of rock Cretaceous
Mountain type Quartz monzonite
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble, class 2[1]

Boundary Peak is the highest point, at 13,147 feet (4,007 m), in the state of Nevada. It is the northernmost peak of the White Mountains, located in Great Basin region of the Western United States. [3]

Geography[edit]

The summit is located in Esmeralda County of southwestern Nevada, and is within the Boundary Peak Wilderness of the Inyo National Forest.

While it is the highest point in Nevada, it is only about half a mile (1 km) from the California state line, and the considerably taller Montgomery Peak (13,441 feet (4,097 m)) located just across the state line in California. By most definitions Boundary Peak is considered to be a sub-peak of Montgomery Peak.

Boundary Peak is 82 feet (25 m) taller than Wheeler Peak located in Great Basin National Park, which by most definitions is the tallest independent mountain within the state.

Climbing[edit]

This peak is most often climbed from the Nevada side. From there, a climber may scramble the ridge connecting to Montgomery Peak. It is recommended that the U.S. Forest Service (Inyo National Forest) be contacted so they can provide climbing information.


Boundary Peak view
360-degree panorama from the summit of Boundary Peak

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Desert Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. 
  2. ^ a b "Boundary". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Boundary Peak, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 

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