Alta Mountain, Washington

Prominence: 520 ft, 159 m

Elevation: 6240+ feet, 1902+ meters

True Isolation: 1.14 mi, 1.83 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 6240 - 6280 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 6244 ft / 1903 m
    (Range 6244 - 6284 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 26' 28'' N, 121° 19' 55'' W
47.441131, -121.331964 (Dec Deg)
625764 E 5255536 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionKittitas

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Lists that contain Alta Mountain:
     Mountaineers Snoqualmie Peak Pin-All (Rank #7)
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #83)
     Mountaineers Snoqualmie Peak Pin-Second Ten (Rank #4)
     Alpine Lakes "Home Court" Top 100 (Rank #33)
     Mid-State Milers (Rank #108)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 1 (Beckey)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 579
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 540)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2005-09-11 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2008-08-02 by josh Welbaum
     2008-10-19 by Matt B
     2009-08-02 by Greg Chappell
     2010-07-25 by Wouter van Wageningen
     2011-06-21 by Susan Shih (Unsuccessful)
     2011-08-18 by Tim Hagan (GPS Track)
     2011-10-02 by Ashwin #
     2012-07-07 by Josh Phanco
     2012-09-22 by Chad Straub
     2013-07-14 by Evan L
     2013-07-21 by Patty Cokus
     2013-07-21 by Sean Albert
     2013-07-31 by Sarah Holt
     2014-10-19 by Cindy Lin (Unsuccessful)
     2015-08-16 by Aaron Wilson
     2015-09-11 by Mark Hadland (GPS Track)
     2015-10-04 by Jeff Heidel (GPS Track)
     2015-10-24 by Dan Conley (GPS Track)
     2015-10-24 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2016-07-24 by Jeremy Benezra
     2017-07-04 by Ben Sidhom (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2017-09-17 by Sergey Lazutin (GPS Track)
     2017-11-05 by Nick 🏞️ (Unsuccessful)
     2018-06-23 by Joanne Najdzin (GPS Track)
     2018-07-14 by Ananth Maniam (GPS Track)
     2018-07-31 by Joel Panttila
     2018-09-02 by Lucas Peterson (GPS Track)
     2018-10-13 by Luca Baradel (GPS Track)
     2018-10-13 by Karen Altergott (GPS Track)
     2018-10-13 by Lawrence Kuracina
     2018-10-14 by Mark Hadland (GPS Track)
     2018-10-20 by Nancy Lloyd
     2019-07-21 by Tim Martino (GPS Track)
     2019-07-27 by Ben Sidhom (GPS Track)
     2019-09-14 by Bulent Elmaci (GPS Track)
     2020-07-04 by John Franklin Crenshaw
     2020-08-07 by Imran Rahman (GPS Track)
     2020-08-11 by Jeff Ziegler (GPS Track)
     2020-08-23 by Bill Goodgion (GPS Track)
     2020-08-30 by Nicholas de Steiguer (GPS Track)
     2020-09-05 by Ryan Stoddard (GPS Track)
     2021-07-25 by Reed Russell (GPS Track)
     2021-08-29 by Rick Teudt (GPS Track)
     2021-10-17 by Kristin Ellis (Unsuccessful)
     2022-09-04 by Darcy Barry (GPS Track)

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Alta Mtn, with one of the Rampart Lakes in the foreground (2015-10-04). Photo by Jeff Guderian.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 520 ft/159 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 600 ft/183 m
  Key Col: 5720 ft/1743 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.14 mi/1.83 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 47.4375, -121.3083
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Box Ridge - Northwest Peak  (ESE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Alpine Lakes Area
Range6: Chikamin-Keechelus
Drainage BasinsYakima
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Topo MapChikamin Peak O47121d3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Looking to the false summit (2017-09-04).
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View from the summit of Alta looking NW (2012-08-19). Photo by M Wisener.
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