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[2]
Prominence162 ft (49 m) [2]
ListingSierra Peaks Section[1]
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 summit in Mono County, California, in the United States.[3] It is located within Yosemite National Park. With an elevation of 12,968 feet (3,953 m), Koip Peak is the 160th highest summit in the state of California,[5] and the mountain is the eight-highest, of Yosemite National Park.[6]

Koip is derived from a Western Numic name meaning "mountain sheep".[7] Bighorn sheep roam in the area.[8]


  1. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Koip Peak, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
  3. ^ a b "Koip Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 397. ISBN 9780898869712.
  5. ^ "Koip Peak". Peakery.com. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
  6. ^ Kelliher, Mat. "Yosemite NP Peaks". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  7. ^ Bright, William (1998). 1500 California Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning. University of California Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8.
  8. ^ Browning, Peter (2011). Sierra Nevada Place Names: From Abbot to Zumwalt. Great West Books. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-944220-23-8.

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