Adams Peak, California

Prominence: 2199 ft, 670 m

Elevation: 8199 feet, 2499 meters

True Isolation: 0.09 mi, 0.15 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8203 ft / 2500 m
Highest SummitEast Peak
SubpeaksAdams Peak - West Peak (8197 ft/2498 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 54' 36'' N, 120° 5' 55'' W
39.909901, -120.098677 (Dec Deg)
748000 E 4421788 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionLassen

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     California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #128)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 161
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 152)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2004-03-13 by Bob Burd
     2006-05-25 by Lisa Barboza
     2006-09-25 by Dennis Poulin
     2009-06-14 by Lisa Barboza
     2014-06-12 by John Stolk
     2014-08-30 by Dan Baxter
     2015-05-31 by Marcus Sierra
     2016-06-22 by Bob McLaughlin (GPS Track)
     2016-07-23 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2016-09-04 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2017-05-14 by Sean Casserly
     2017-06-04 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2017-07-04 by Matthew Hengst (GPS Track)
     2017-08-29 by Kevin Richards
     2018-03-10 by Mason Mason
     2018-05-12 by Andy Spivack (GPS Track)
     2018-05-28 by Jason Park (GPS Track)
     2018-06-10 by Coby King (GPS Track)
     2018-06-30 by David Sanger (GPS Track)
     2018-08-24 by Marc Belanger (GPS Track)
     2018-09-02 by Kir Pridatko
     2019-06-22 by Tim Berger (GPS Track)
     2019-07 by Morgan Goodwin
     2019-10-06 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2019-10-12 by Greg Gerlach
     2020-06-02 by Aaron Gustafson (GPS Track)
     2020-07-25 by Eric Geissinger
     2020-11-01 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2021-04-16 by David Schaper (GPS Track)
     2021-05-12 by Eric Noel (GPS Track)
     2021-05-17 by Brett Marciasini
     2021-05-17 by Scott Kelley
     2022-01-23 by Kenny Lotito (GPS Track)
     2022-06-08 by Adam Walker

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The Lists of John website states that the east summit has been determined higher than the west by 2 feet "using photo pixel analysis." Clearly, this is subject to debate, and, based on entries in the register located on the west summit, has been controversial for three decades or longer.

For now, is considering the east peak to be the high point and 2000-foot prominence peak, and the west peak to be the official peak for Sierra Club lists.

The best option for any hiker is to tag both summits and then one can ignore this debate.

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West (left) and east summits of Adams Peak taken from Peak 8120+ (2016-06-22). Photo by Bob McLaughlin.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2199 ft/670 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2239 ft/682 m
  Line Parent: Dixie Mountain
  Key Col: 6000 ft/1829 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.09 mi/0.15 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.910557, -120.100239
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Dixie Mountain  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Northern Sierra Nevada
Range5: Diamond Mountains (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsNorth Central Great Basin
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Plumas National Forest
Topo MapConstantia O39120h1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Summit Register (2018-05-28). Photo by Jason Park.
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