Tower Peak, California

Prominence: 2183 ft, 665 m

Elevation: 11,755 feet, 3583 meters

True Isolation: 7.93 mi, 12.76 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 11,760 ft / 3585 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 8' 40'' N, 119° 32' 52'' W
38.144524, -119.547713 (Dec Deg)
276740 E 4224917 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionMono

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 147
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 139)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1998-08-09 by Greg Gerlach
     2003-08-07 by Bob Burd
     2004-10-01 by Lisa Barboza
     2014-07-05 by Tomoko Nakajima
     2014-09-04 by Ken Jones (GPS Track)
     2015-07-03 by JT Newgard
     2015-07-25 by Matthew Hengst
     2015-07-25 by James Morehouse
     2015-09-07 by Kathy Wing (GPS Track)
     2016-09-24 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track)
     2018-09-28 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2018-10-14 by AJ Kaufmann
     2018-10-14 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2019-08-04 by Yao-Min Chen (GPS Track)
     2019-08-04 by Powen Ru (GPS Track)
     2019-08-17 by Sam Price
     2020-07-04 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2020-07-10 by Michael Toffey (GPS Track)
     2020-07-14 by Josef Nuernberger
     2020-07-27 by Grant Miller (GPS Track)
     2020-08-22 by Richard Hensley
     2020-08-22 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2020-09-26 by Romain Wacziarg
     2021-07-03 by Colin Gregory
     2021-07-03 by Sean Casserly
     2021-07-03 by Sean King (GPS Track)
     2021-08-08 by Kenny Lotito
     2022-07-24 by P J (GPS Track)
     2022-08-20 by Craig Barlow
     2022-09-04 by Christopher Wessels (GPS Track)

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Tower Peak rises strikingly above its north ridge on the northern boundary of Yosemite NP (2014-09-04). Photo by Ken Jones.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2183 ft/665 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2183 ft/665 m
  Key Col: Buckeye Pass    9572 ft/2918 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 7.93 mi/12.76 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 38.18, -119.4092
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Eagle Peak  (ENE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada
Range5: Northern Yosemite
Drainage Basins
San Joaquin
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Yosemite National Park/Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Hoover Wilderness Area
Topo MapTower Peak O38119b5 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Climbers in the crux gully on the normal route up Yosemite's Tower Peak - this goes at class 3, mostly to the left side (2014-09-04). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Tower Peak from the Watchtower (2018-10-14). Photo by Rafee Memon.
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From Leavitt Meadows, a distant Tower Peak, clad in red and purple, perfectly framed by the soft edges of a dip in a backlit ridge (2022-09-04). Photo by Christopher Wessels.
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