Norman Clyde Peak

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Norman Clyde Peak
Norman Clyde Peak's northeast face, seen from Big Pine Creek near Glacier Lodge.jpg
Norman Clyde Peak from the northeast, seen over the autumn colors on Big Pine Creek near Glacier Lodge, October 2007.
Highest point
Elevation 13,861 ft (4,225 m)  NAVD 88[4]
Prominence 272 ft (83 m) [4]
Parent peak Middle Palisade[1]
  • SPS Mountaineers peak[2]
  • Western States Climbers Star peak[3]
Coordinates 37°04′30″N 118°28′22″W / 37.0749337°N 118.4728815°W / 37.0749337; -118.4728815Coordinates: 37°04′30″N 118°28′22″W / 37.0749337°N 118.4728815°W / 37.0749337; -118.4728815[5]
Location Fresno and Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Split Mountain
First ascent 1930 by Norman Clyde[6]
Easiest route Exposed climb, class 4[2]

Norman Clyde Peak, standing 13,861 feet (4,225 m) tall, is in natural company among the high peaks of the Palisades region of the Sierra Nevada in California. It raises on the main ridge of the Palisades', between Middle Palisade and Palisade Crest. Norman Clyde Glacier on its north face, and Middle Palisade Glacier on its east both feed the headwaters of the South Fork of Big Pine Creek. It is named posthumously for mountaineer Norman Clyde, who first climbed it by way of the Norman Clyde Glacier in 1930.[6]

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  1. ^ "Key Col for Norman Clyde Peak". Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Western States Climbers List". Retrieved 2016-03-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Norman Clyde Peak, California". Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Norman Clyde Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  6. ^ a b Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 351. ISBN 9780871561473.