Mount Clarence King

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Mount Clarence King
Mount Clarence King, California.jpg
Mount Clarence King centered
(from Glen Pass, Mt. Cotter to left)
Highest point
Elevation12,867+ ft (3922+ m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence1,149 ft (350 m) [1]
Parent peakMount Gould[2]
Coordinates36°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[5]
Mount Clarence King is located in California
Mount Clarence King
Mount Clarence King
Mount Clarence King is located in the United States
Mount Clarence King
Mount Clarence King
LocationFresno County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Mount Clarence King
First ascent1896 by Bolton C. Brown[6]
Easiest routeTechnical, class 5.4[7]

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.[6]

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.[8] The first ascent was recorded by painter and lithographer Bolton Brown.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Clarence King, California". Retrieved 2012-04-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Mount Clarence King". Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. ^ "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
  4. ^ "Western States Climbers List". Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  5. ^ "Mount Clarence King". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-89997-119-3.
  7. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 256. ISBN 9780871561473.
  8. ^ "Mount Clarence King". Acme mapper. Retrieved 2016-03-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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