Granite Chief, California

Prominence: 1846 ft, 563 m

Elevation: 9006 feet, 2745 meters

True Isolation: 12.01 mi, 19.33 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9010 ft / 2746 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 11' 54'' N, 120° 17' 13'' W
39.198239, -120.287064 (Dec Deg)
734279 E 4342283 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionPlacer

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Lists that contain Granite Chief:
     California County Prominence Peaks (Rank #43)
     Sierra Sampler List (Rank #91)
     Western States Climbers Star Peaks (Rank #108)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #252)
     Comprehensive Combo Angeles Chapter List (Rank #286)
     Tahoe-Ogul Peaks List (Rank #41)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #238)
     California Wilderness High Points (Rank #29)
     Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section (Rank #234)
     California Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #212)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 378
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 353)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1987-09-20 by JohnE Sarna
     1992-08-15 by JohnE Sarna
     1993-07-17 by Greg Gerlach
     1994-06-28 by Richard Carey
     2002-06-22 by Scott Surgent
     2011-08-06 by Scott Joyce
     2014-07-26 by Christina Corley
     2014-08-05 by Kathy Wing (GPS Track)
     2014-10-17 by James Fleshman (Unsuccessful)
     2015-08-11 by David Sanger (GPS Track)
     2015-09-26 by Swingshift Hiker
     2016-06-26 by Alex Ramos (GPS Track)
     2016-08-20 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2017-02-24 by Jean-Francois Paiement
     2017-08-30 by Kevin Richards
     2018-02-25 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track)
     2018-04-21 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2018-06-30 by Kayla Brown
     2018-07-01 by Bo Meng (GPS Track)
     2018-07-08 by Mike Maki (GPS Track)
     2018-07-13 by Vic Hanson
     2019-07-04 by Tay Lee (GPS Track)
     2019-08-10 by Kirill Demtchouk (Unsuccessful)
     2019-08-17 by Kamal Ahuja (GPS Track)
     2019-10-19 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2020-07-11 by Michael Jaskot
     2020-07-11 by Briana Jaskot
     2020-07-18 by Josef Nuernberger
     2020-08-09 by Todd Horton (GPS Track)
     2020-10-06 by Michael Toffey (GPS Track)
     2021-02-28 by Yao-Min Chen (GPS Track)
     2021-06-10 by Sandy Lara
     2021-07-11 by Brett Marciasini (GPS Track)
     2021-10-02 by Chad Thomas (GPS Track)
     2021-10-02 by Philip Frost (GPS Track)
     2021-10-09 by Greg Gerlach
     2021-10-16 by Larry Pitman
     2022-03-26 by Powen Ru (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2022-07-02 by Dave Koberstein (GPS Track)
     2022-07-30 by Coby King (GPS Track)
     2022-09-23 by Dylan Kilby (GPS Track)

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View of Needle Lake and Granite Chief with Lake Tahoe and the Carson Range in the background. Seen from the summit of Needle Peak (2012-07-12). Photo by David Porter.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1846 ft/563 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1886 ft/575 m
  Key Col: 7160 ft/2182 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 12.01 mi/19.33 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.3658, -120.3492
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Castle Peak  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
Truckee-Pyramid Lake
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Tahoe National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Granite Chief Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapGranite Chief O39120b3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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On the summit of Granite Chief with John Pfister. Needle Peak is in the background (2012-08-18). Photo by Michael Berry.
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Granite Chief Waypoint (2016-06-26). Photo by Alex Ramos.
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