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Mount Goode (California)

Coordinates: 37°07′23″N 118°34′05″W / 37.1230273°N 118.5681061°W / 37.1230273; -118.5681061
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Mount Goode
North aspect, from Long Lake
Highest point
Elevation13,085 ft (3,988 m)[1]
Prominence845 ft (258 m)[1]
Parent peakMount Gilbert[1]
Isolation1.62 mi (2.61 km)[1]
ListingSierra Peaks Section
Coordinates37°07′23″N 118°34′05″W / 37.1230273°N 118.5681061°W / 37.1230273; -118.5681061[2]
EtymologyRichard Urquhart Goode
Mount Goode is located in California
Mount Goode
Mount Goode
Mount Goode is located in the United States
Mount Goode
Mount Goode
LocationFresno / Inyo counties California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada[1]
Topo mapUSGS North Palisade
Type of rockgranite
First ascentJuly 16, 1939 by Chester Versteeg[3]
Easiest routeclass 2[3]

Mount Goode is a 13,085-foot-elevation (3,988 meter) mountain summit located on the crest of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, United States.[2] It is situated on the shared boundary of Kings Canyon National Park with John Muir Wilderness, and along the common border of Fresno County with Inyo County. It is also approximately one mile west-northwest of Bishop Pass, one mile east-southeast of Mount Johnson, 1.23 miles (1.98 km) south of Hurd Peak, and 16 miles (26 km) west of the community of Big Pine.



This mountain's name and location were officially adopted in 1926 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names based on a recommendation by the Sierra Club.[2] Prior to 1926, the USGS placed Mount Goode at the location of Black Giant. The name commemorates Richard Urquhart Goode (1858–1903), geographer for the United States Geological Survey, in charge of the Pacific Division, Topographic Branch.[4] The first ascent of the peak was made July 16, 1939, by Chester Versteeg, a prominent Sierra Club member.



Established rock climbing routes on Mount Goode:[5]

Route Class Pitches First Ascent
Southeast Slope 2 1939
West Ridge 5.4
No Goode 5.4 3
North Buttress 5.9 9 1974
Goode Earth 5.10 6
Sky Pilot 5.11 6 2014



According to the Köppen climate classification system, Mount Goode is located in an alpine climate zone.[6] Most weather fronts originate in the Pacific Ocean, and travel east toward the Sierra Nevada mountains. As fronts approach, they are forced upward by the peaks, causing them to drop their moisture in the form of rain or snowfall onto the range (orographic lift). Precipitation runoff from this mountain drains west into the Kings River, and east to Owens River via Bishop Creek.


See also



  1. ^ a b c d e "Mount Goode, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Goode". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  3. ^ a b Secor, R.J. (2009). The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails (3rd ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers. p. 223. ISBN 978-0898869712.
  4. ^ Moynier, John; Fiddler, Claude (1993). Sierra Classics 100 Best Climbs in the High Sierra. Chockstone Press. p. 150. ISBN 978-0934641609.
  5. ^ "Mt. Goode Rock Climbing". Mountain Project. Retrieved 2021-11-21.
  6. ^ Peel, M. C.; Finlayson, B. L.; McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen−Geiger climate classification". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 1. ISSN 1027-5606.