Mount Abbot

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For the mountain in British Columbia, see Mount Abbott (British Columbia).
Mount Abbot
Mount Abbot.jpg
Mount Abbot, showing the north couloir.
Petit Griffon is the gendarme on the right.
Highest point
Elevation 13,710 ft (4,179 m)  NAVD 88[3]
Prominence 864 ft (263 m) [3]
Coordinates 37°23′11″N 118°47′05″W / 37.386324°N 118.7848432°W / 37.386324; -118.7848432Coordinates: 37°23′11″N 118°47′05″W / 37.386324°N 118.7848432°W / 37.386324; -118.7848432[4]
Mount Abbot is located in California
Mount Abbot
Mount Abbot
Mount Abbot is located in the US
Mount Abbot
Mount Abbot
Location in California
Location Fresno / Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Mount Abbot
First ascent July 13, 1908 by Joseph N. Le Conte, James S. Hutchinson & Duncan McDuffie[5]
Easiest route Moderate scramble, class 3[1]

Mount Abbot is a mountain in California's Sierra Nevada, in John Muir Wilderness.[6] It is located between Mount Mills and Mount Dade along the Sierra Crest and straddles the border between Fresno and Inyo counties.

The peak was named for Henry Larcom Abbot who, in 1855, was a member of the Williamson party of the Pacific Railroad Surveys in California and Oregon.[5][7] He retired from the United States Army as a brigadier general in 1904.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  2. ^ "Western States Climbers Qualifying Peak List". Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Mount Abbot, California". Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  4. ^ "Mount Abbot". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  5. ^ a b c Farquhar, Francis P. (1926). Place Names of the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Mount Abbot". Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  7. ^ Erwin G. Gudde; William Bright (10 May 2004). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. University of California Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-520-24217-3. Retrieved 2012-04-01.