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Foerster Peak

Coordinates: 37°41′24″N 119°17′27″W / 37.69000°N 119.29083°W / 37.69000; -119.29083
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Foerster Peak
Foerster Peak is located in California
Foerster Peak
Foerster Peak
Electra Peak
Foerster Peak is located in the United States
Foerster Peak
Foerster Peak
Foerster Peak (the United States)
Highest point
Elevation12,057 ft (3,675 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence457 ft (139 m)
Coordinates37°41′24″N 119°17′27″W / 37.69000°N 119.29083°W / 37.69000; -119.29083[1]
LocationYosemite National Park, Madera County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeRitter Range, Sierra Nevada
First ascentin 1914, by Norman Clyde,[2]

Foerster Peak is a mountain, broadly east of the Half Dome area of Yosemite National Park. Foerster Peak is far, from any road, by over 10 miles (16 km).[2]

Foerster Peak was named for Lewis Foerster, US military who was on duty in Yosemite in 1895.[3]

From most directions, Foerster Peak is a class 2 climb; some are class 2class 3.[2]

On Foerster Peak's locale[edit]

Foerster Peak is one of three Sierra Peaks Section listed peaks on along the boundary separating southeastern Yosemite from the Ansel Adams Wilderness.

Foerster Peak is loosely southeast of Half Dome and Clouds Rest, and is east of Mount Starr King. Foerster Peak is loosely northwest of Electra Peak.[2] It is southwest of Mount Ansel Adams, loosely northeast of Gray Peak, and Red Peak. It is loosely southeast of Mount Florence, southwest of Mount Lyell and Rodgers Peak, is west of Mount Ritter, is northeast of Merced Peak. Foerster Peak is also southeast of Lake Merced and Merced Lake High Sierra Camp, and Washburn Lake. Foerster Peak is east of Mount Clark. Quartzite Peak is nearby.


  1. ^ a b "Foerster Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  2. ^ a b c d Holliman, Matthew. "Foerster Peak California, United States, North America". summitpost.org. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Peter Browning (2005). Yosemite Place Names: The Historic Background of Geographic Names in Yosemite National Park. Great West Books. pp. 48–. ISBN 978-0-944220-19-1.

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