Sherpa Peak, Washington

Prominence: 405 ft, 124 m

Elevation: 8605 feet, 2623 meters

True Isolation: 0.41 mi, 0.65 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8610 ft / 2624 m
SubpeaksSherpa Balanced Rock (8605 ft/2623 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 28' 19'' N, 120° 53' 20'' W
47.471845, -120.888871 (Dec Deg)
659078 E 5259761 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionChelan

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Lists that contain Sherpa Peak:
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #25)
     Washington State Top 100 Peaks (Rank #43)
     Washington Bulger List (Rank #41)
     Wenatchee Mountains "Back Court" Top 100 (Rank #5)
     Washington State Top 200 Peaks (Rank #43)
     Mid-State Milers (Rank #5)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 1 (Beckey)
       Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes (Goldman)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 167
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 170)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2008-08-31 by Joshua Ricardi
     2009-09-26 by Monty VanderBilt
     2011-06-25 by Bri Wilson (Unsuccessful)
     2011-08-06 by Milda Tautvydas
     2011-09-16 by Andy Dewey
     2012-07-24 by Sean Albert
     2012-08-31 by Chad Painter (GPS Track)
     2014-06-15 by Priti Wright
     2015-06-27 by Jaime McCandless (GPS Track)
     2015-07-11 by Patty Cokus
     2015-08-23 by Matt Lemke
     2016-05-25 by Michael Lewis (Unsuccessful)
     2016-08-13 by Stephen Sugiyama
     2017-06-18 by Stephen Bobick (Unsuccessful)
     2017-07-16 by Susan Shih
     2017-08-20 by Eric Gilbertson
     2017-09-02 by Connor McEntee (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2018-06-23 by Tyler Stockdale
     2018-06-23 by Fabien Le Gallo (GPS Track)
     2018-06-23 by Scott Rice (GPS Track)
     2018-06-24 by Stephen Bobick
     2018-08-10 by Fred Newman
     2018-08-31 by Jake Robinson
     2019-06-15 by Johnny Petraborg (GPS Track)
     2019-07-07 by Lily Qian (Unsuccessful)
     2019-07-14 by Krista Morris
     2019-09-02 by Marcus Peinado
     2019-09-03 by Alden Ryno
     2020-06-27 by Eric Wentworth (Unsuccessful)
     2020-07-26 by Ryan Stoddard (GPS Track)
     2020-09-06 by Eric Wentworth
     2021-07-01 by Melanie Stam (GPS Track)

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The consensus among climbers is that the main Sherpa Peak is slightly higher than the nearby "Balanced Rock".
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Sherpa Peak and the amazing nearby balanced rock. Photo by Eric Noel.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 405 ft/124 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 445 ft/136 m
  Line Parent: Mount Stuart-False Summit
  Key Col: 8200 ft/2499 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.41 mi/0.65 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 47.4725, -120.8975
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Stuart-False Summit  (W)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Wenatchee Mountains
Range6: Stuart Range
Drainage BasinsWenatchee
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
Topo MapMount Stuart O47120d8 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Looking east from Sherpa Peak at the famous "Balanced Rock" formation (2012-07-24). Photo by Sean Albert.
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Jeff Wright summit of Sherpa Balanced Rock (the true summit!) (2019-06-15). Photo by Johnny Petraborg.
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