Mount Clarence King

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Mount Clarence King
Mount Clarence King is located in California
Mount Clarence King
Mount Clarence King
Fresno County, California, U.S.
Elevation 12,867+ ft (3922+ m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,149 ft (350 m)[1]
Parent peak Mount Gould[2]
Listing SPS Emblem peak[3]
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 36°50′00″N 118°26′47″W / 36.8332691°N 118.4464872°W / 36.8332691; -118.4464872Coordinates: 36°50′00″N 118°26′47″W / 36.8332691°N 118.4464872°W / 36.8332691; -118.4464872[4]
Topo map USGS Mount Clarence King
First ascent 1896 by Bolton C. Brown[5]
Easiest route Technical, class 5.4[6]

Mount Clarence King, located in the Kings Canyon National Park, is named for Clarence King, who worked on the Whitney Survey, the first geological survey of California. King later became the first chief of the United States Geological Survey.[5]

The Peak is located along King Spur, a sub-range of the California's Sierra Nevada. It is north of Mount Cotter, northeast of Gardiner Basin, and west of Sixty Lakes Basin and the John Muir Trail.[7] The first ascent was recorded by painter and lithographer Bolton Brown.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Clarence King, California". Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Mount Clarence King". Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  4. ^ "Mount Clarence King". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  5. ^ a b Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-89997-119-3. 
  6. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 256. ISBN 9780871561473. 
  7. ^ Mount Clarence King quadrangle, CA (Map). 1:24000. 7.5 Minute Topographic. USGS. 
  8. ^ Cheryl Angelina Koehler (March 2007). Touring the Sierra Nevada. University of Nevada Press. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-87417-700-8. Retrieved 19 December 2011.