Matterhorn Peak, California

Prominence: 1559 ft, 476 m

Elevation: 12,279 feet, 3743 meters

True Isolation: 1.4 mi, 2.25 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 12,285 ft / 3745 m
SubpeaksHorse Creek Tower (11,320 ft/3450 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 5' 35'' N, 119° 22' 54'' W
38.093039, -119.3817 (Dec Deg)
291143 E 4218817 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionMono

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Lists that contain Matterhorn Peak:
     Sierra Peaks Section Emblem Peaks (Rank #14)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #120)
     Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section (Rank #167)
     Vagmarken Sierra Crest List (Rank #77)
     Western States Climbers Star Peaks (Rank #61)
     Sierra Sampler List (Rank #57)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1992-08-09 by John E Sarna
     1993-08-17 by Greg Gerlach
     1996-08-30 by Richard Carey
     1997-09-13 by Bob Burd
     2001-08-04 by Bob Burd
     2002-08-17 by Bob Burd
     2007-08-03 by Bob Burd
     2009-09-05 by Kathy Wing
     2013-04-13 by Patrick Bergeron
     2013-06-29 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2013-09-14 by Yaroslav Buzko (Unsuccessful)
     2014-04-19 by Joe Kenny (Unsuccessful)
     2014-06-28 by Yaroslav Buzko (Unsuccessful)
     2014-07-05 by Al Sandorff
     2014-07-27 by Chris Terry
     2015-03-30 by JT Newgard
     2015-08-15 by Brian Scott (Unsuccessful)
     2015-09-14 by James Morehouse
     2016-06-30 by Daniel Russell (Unsuccessful)
     2016-07-17 by Rakesh .
     2016-10-09 by David Sklansky

View ascents of peak by registered members (135 total)

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WOW! (2015-03-30). Photo by JT Newgard.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1559 ft/476 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1599 ft/488 m
  Key Col: 10,720 ft/3267 m
Isolation1.4 mi/2.25 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Twin Peaks  (ESE)
Isolation Limit Point: 38° 5' 0'' N, 119° 21' 33'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada
Range5: Northern Yosemite
Drainage BasinsSan Joaquin
San Francisco Bay
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Yosemite Wilderness Area/Hoover Wilderness Area
Topo MapMatterhorn Peak O38119a4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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The summit block of the Matterhorn from the top of the East Couloir. It began to snow shortly after this was taken (2015-09-14). Photo by James Morehouse.
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