East Rixford Peak (12,800′) via South Face (Class-3 Scramble)

East Rixford Peak is a 12,800-foot (3,901-meter) peak located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It does not carry an official name, but looks like a twin of slightly smaller proportions to 12,877-foot Mount Rixford, less than one mile to the west and connected by a sharp ridgeline. This ridgeline … Continue reading…

Mount Tyndall (14,026′) via North Rib (Class-3 Mixed Scramble)

Mount Tyndall is a 14,026-foot (4,275-meter) peak located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It measures as the tenth-highest point in California. Although it is situated less than two miles west of its taller neighbor Mount Williamson, the east face of Mount Tyndall is a formidable sight: an arching wall … Continue reading…

Mount Wynne (13,179′) via West Ridge (Class-3 Scramble)

Mount Wynne is a 13,179-foot (4,017-meter) peak located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It is a massive pyramid of dark metamorphic rock standing on the east side of Pinchot Pass, one of the highest points along the entire Pacific Crest Trail. It is seen by hundreds of thru-hikers every … Continue reading…

Center Peak (12,760′) via Northwest Arête (Class-4 Mixed Scramble)

Center Peak is a 12,760-foot (3,889-meter) mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. The summit is situated on the far northern tip of the long crest separating the well-traveled Budd Valley from the secluded Center Basin. The mountain appears much taller than its actual elevation thanks to the prominence … Continue reading…

Junction Peak (13,888′) via West Face (Class-3 Scramble)

Junction Peak is a 13,888-foot (4,233-meter) peak located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It earns its name from its position at the junction of the Kings-Kern Divide and the primary Sierra Crest. The roughly perpendicular confluence of these two subranges has produced pyramidal geometry that has subsequently been scoured … Continue reading…

Unicorn Peak (10,910′) & Cockscomb Peak (11,065′) via Unicorn-Cockscomb Traverse (Class-5 Scramble)

Unicorn Peak (10,910-feet) and Cockscomb Peak (11,065-feet) are two adjacent summits located in the Sierra Nevada of California. They are part of the majestic Cathedral Range, a chain of spectacular granite peaks generally known as the “high country” of Yosemite National Park. These two peaks are connected by a singular … Continue reading…

Mount Morrison (12,268′) via Northwest Ridge (Class-4 Scramble)

Mount Morrison is a 12,268-foot (3,739-meter) mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It is a visually-arresting blade of resistant metamorphic rock with a several-thousand-foot wall that rises dramatically from the highway-395 on its north side. This impressive face has earned Mount Morrison the title The Eiger of the … Continue reading…

Mount Lyell (13,114′) via Lyell Glacier (Class-4 Mixed Scramble)

Mount Lyell is 13,114-foot (3,997-meter) mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. Forming the southeastern edge of the Clark Range, it is the highest point in all of Yosemite National Park. It serves as a triple divide for the drainages of the Tuolumne River, the Merced River, and Rush Creek. The … Continue reading…

Fin Dome (11,693′) via West Face (Class-4 Scramble)

Fin Dome is a 11,693-foot (3,564-meter) peak located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It stands on the minor ridge separating Sixty Lakes Basin from Rae Lakes Basin, and is quite prominent when viewed from either basin. The easiest way to reach the summit is by the intimidating west face, which … Continue reading…

Mount Langley (14,042′) via Old Army Pass (Class-2 Mixed Scramble)

Mount Langley is a 14,042-foot mountain located in the Sierra Nevada of California. It is the southernmost of the state’s fourteeners, the last granite battlement before the lower arid foothills that descend gradually to the Mojave Desert. It is comparable in both height and form to Mount Whitney (highest point in the continental … Continue reading…