Mount Cotter, California

Prominence: 542 ft, 165 m

Elevation: 12,713 feet, 3875 meters

True Isolation: 1.03 mi, 1.66 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 12,719 ft / 3877 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 49' 8'' N, 118° 26' 31'' W
36.818865, -118.441879 (Dec Deg)
371400 E 4075749 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionFresno

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Lists that contain Mount Cotter:
     Sierra Sampler List (Rank #46)
     Comprehensive Combo Angeles Chapter List (Rank #136)
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     Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section (Rank #131)
     Western States Climbers Emblem Peaks (Rank #48)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 97
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 91)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1982-07-24 by Joe Wankum
     1987-08 by Mark Buettner
     1988-08-19 by Greg Gerlach
     2000-07-15 by Bob Burd
     2008-09-14 by Bob Burd
     2014-08-31 by Craig Barlow
     2017-07-02 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2017-08-11 by Sarah Daou
     2018-09-01 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)
     2018-09-24 by Kate Ledesma (GPS Track)
     2018-10-05 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2020-06-26 by Aaron Kissel
     2020-07-21 by Kathy Wing (GPS Track)
     2021-06-07 by Lindsey Jackson

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Mount Cotter from the south near Sixty Lakes Col (1988-08-19). Photo by Greg Gerlach.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 542 ft/165 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 542 ft/165 m
  Key Col: 12,171 ft/3710 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.03 mi/1.66 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.8333, -118.4467
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Clarence King  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Central Sierra Nevada
Range5: Central Kings Canyon Area
Drainage BasinsKings
Tulare Lake Bed
South San Joaquin Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Kings Canyon National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness Area
Topo MapMount Clarence King O36118g4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Mount Cotter's Southeast Face (2020-06-27). Photo by Aaron Kissel.
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The Class 3 summit block of Cotter. I went to the far left side but I've heard the most common route is the ridge on the right (2020-06-26). Photo by Aaron Kissel.
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