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Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMount Ritter (13,143 ft/4006 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia
Area6,399 sq mi / 16,573 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent110 mi / 178 km North-South
116 mi / 187 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 34' N; 120° 7' W
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Map of Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada.
Sierra NevadaLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northern Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Yosemite-Ritter Sierra NevadaLevel 4
                 Northern YosemiteLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Yosemite SierraLevel 5 (Child)
                 Ritter Range-East YosemiteLevel 5 (Child)
                 South Yosemite CrestLevel 5 (Child)
         Central Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sequoia Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Mount Ritter13,1434006Ritter Range-East Yosemite
2.Mount Lyell13,1143997Ritter Range-East Yosemite
3.Mount Dana13,0573980Ritter Range-East Yosemite
4.Kuna Peak13,0023963Ritter Range-East Yosemite
5.Rodgers Peak12,9783956Ritter Range-East Yosemite
6.Koip Peak12,9623951Ritter Range-East Yosemite
7.Banner Peak12,9363943Ritter Range-East Yosemite
8.Mount Maclure12,880+3926+Ritter Range-East Yosemite
9.Parker Peak12,8613920Ritter Range-East Yosemite
10.Mount Gibbs12,7733893Ritter Range-East Yosemite
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Mount Ritter13,1434006Ritter Range-East Yosemite
2.Mount Conness12,5903837Northern Yosemite
3.Mount Florence12,5613829Central Yosemite Sierra
4.Merced Peak11,7263574South Yosemite Crest



Photos of Peaks in the Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada

Mount Ritter
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Mount Ritter and Banner Peak are reflected in Shadow Lake on a bluebird morning (2009-09-09).
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Mount Lyell
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The tilted summit plateau of Mount Lyell and the shrinking Lyell Glacier below (2009-09-11).
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Mount Dana

Mount Dana is an enormous pile of talus--view from Mount Gibbs (1992-08-25).
Banner Peak
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Mount Ritter and Banner Peak are reflected in Shadow Lake on a bluebird morning (2009-09-09).
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Mount Maclure
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Mt. Maclure from the Lyell Glacier (2013-06-29). Photo by Craig Barlow.
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Cathedral Peak
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Cathedral's summit from the notch on the north ridge (2013-07-07). Photo by Craig Barlow.
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Mount Emma
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Descending Peak 10,727 towards Mount Emma (2014-06-14). Photo by Daniel Fleischmann.
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Half Dome
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Half Dome from Glacier Point (2013-08-16). Photo by Peter Stone.
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El Capitan

The world's premier "big wall" dominates the lower Yosemite Valley.
Glacier Point
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The famous view from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park (2013-08-16). Photo by Peter Stone.
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