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Whorl Mountain

Coordinates: 38°04′27″N 119°23′00″W / 38.0741212°N 119.3834283°W / 38.0741212; -119.3834283
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Whorl Mountain
North aspect, from Matterhorn Peak
Highest point
Elevation12,039 ft (3,669 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence673 ft (205 m)[1]
ListingHighest mountains of Yosemite NP
Coordinates38°04′27″N 119°23′00″W / 38.0741212°N 119.3834283°W / 38.0741212; -119.3834283[2]
Whorl Mountain is located in California
Whorl Mountain
Whorl Mountain
Whorl Mountain
Whorl Mountain is located in the United States
Whorl Mountain
Whorl Mountain
Whorl Mountain (the United States)
CountryUnited States
Protected areaYosemite National Park
Parent rangeRitter Range
Topo mapUSGS Matterhorn Peak
First ascentJuly 9,1933 by Herbert Blanks, Kenneth May and Eliot Sawyer[3]
Easiest routeExposed scramble, class 3.[3]

Whorl Mountain is a mountain in the northern part of Yosemite National Park, well north of Mount Conness, and barely inside the boundary of Yosemite. Whorl Mountain is the 22nd-highest mountain in Yosemite National Park.[4]

Whorl Mountain is 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south of Matterhorn Peak.[5] Bath Mountain is 4.6 miles (7.4 km) west-south-west, and Excelsior Mountain is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) to the southeast.

On climbing Whorl Mountain[edit]

Whorl Mountain is a class 3 climb.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Whorl Mountain, California". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  2. ^ "Whorl Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  3. ^ a b c Secor, R. J. (1997). The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes and Trails (1st ed. revised). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. ISBN 978-0898869712.
  4. ^ "Yosemite NP Peaks". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  5. ^ "Whorl Mountain". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2021-11-19.

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