Norman Clyde Peak

Coordinates: 37°04′30″N 118°28′22″W / 37.0749337°N 118.4728815°W / 37.0749337; -118.4728815
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Norman Clyde Peak
Norman Clyde Peak from the northeast, seen over the autumn colors on Big Pine Creek near Glacier Lodge, October 2007.
Highest point
Elevation13,861 ft (4,225 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence272 ft (83 m)[1]
Parent peakMiddle Palisade[2]
  • SPS Mountaineers peak[3]
  • Western States Climbers Star peak[4]
Coordinates37°04′30″N 118°28′22″W / 37.0749337°N 118.4728815°W / 37.0749337; -118.4728815[5]
Norman Clyde Peak is located in California
Norman Clyde Peak
Norman Clyde Peak
Location in California
Norman Clyde Peak is located in the United States
Norman Clyde Peak
Norman Clyde Peak
Norman Clyde Peak (the United States)
LocationFresno and Inyo counties, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Split Mountain
First ascent1930 by Norman Clyde[6]
Easiest routeExposed climb, class 4[3]

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]

Northwest aspect seen from Mount Gayley

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  1. ^ a b "Norman Clyde Peak, California". Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. ^ "Key Col for Norman Clyde Peak". Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  3. ^ a b "Sierra Peaks Section List" (PDF). Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
  4. ^ "Western States Climbers Qualifying Peak List". Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  5. ^ "Norman Clyde Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. 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 978-0871561473.