Koip Peak

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Koip Peak
Alger basin from Koip peak.jpg
View from Koip Peak of the Alger lakes and Ritter Range
Highest point
Elevation12,968 ft (3,953 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence162 ft (49 m) [1]
ListingSierra Peaks Section[2]
Coordinates37°48′49″N 119°12′07″W / 37.8135402°N 119.2018145°W / 37.8135402; -119.2018145Coordinates: 37°48′49″N 119°12′07″W / 37.8135402°N 119.2018145°W / 37.8135402; -119.2018145[3]
Koip Peak is located in California
Koip Peak
Koip Peak
LocationMono County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeRitter Range, Sierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Koip Peak
First ascent1919 by Walker Huber[4]
Easiest routeHike from Koip Peak Pass, class 1[4]

Koip Peak is a 12,968-foot-elevation (3,953 meter) summit in Mono County, California, in the United States.[3] It is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, on land managed by Inyo National Forest. It is approximately 0.25 miles (0.40 km) outside of Yosemite National Park's eastern boundary, and 1.0 mile (1.6 km) west of Parker Peak.

Koip is derived from a Western Numic name meaning "mountain sheep".[5] Bighorn sheep roam in the area.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Koip Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-12-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Koip Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 3, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 397. ISBN 9780898869712.
  5. ^ Bright, William (1998). 1500 California Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning. University of California Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8.
  6. ^ Browning, Peter (2011). Sierra Nevada Place Names: From Abbot to Zumwalt. Great West Books. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-944220-23-8.
Snow-covered Koip Peak centered in back, flanked by Parker Peak (left) and Mount Lewis (right)

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