Kolana Rock

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Kolana Rock
Kolana Rock.jpg
Kolana Rock as viewed from the North-West side of Hetch Hetchy Valley
Highest point
Elevation 5,774 ft (1,760 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Coordinates 37°57′09″N 119°45′35″W / 37.9524208°N 119.7596204°W / 37.9524208; -119.7596204Coordinates: 37°57′09″N 119°45′35″W / 37.9524208°N 119.7596204°W / 37.9524208; -119.7596204[1]
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Mountain type Granite dome

Kolana Rock is a prominent granite dome located along the southern edge of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. John Muir stated that Kolana was the Indian name for the rock.[2] It towers 2,000 feet (610 m) above the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

The dome was closed to rock climbing for many years during the breeding season of the Peregrine Falcon. The closure was lifted in 2013.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Kolana Rock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  2. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 121. ISBN 0899971199. 
  3. ^ "Peregrine Closures Update". SuperTopo.com. Retrieved 2016-03-27. 
  4. ^ "Climbing Closures". Yosemite National Park. Retrieved 2012-12-25.