Adams Peak-West Peak, California

Prominence: 37 ft, 11 m

Elevation: 8197 feet, 2498 meters

True Isolation: 0.1 mi, 0.15 km
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to Adams Peak
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 54' 38'' N, 120° 6' 1'' W
39.910576, -120.100279 (Dec Deg)
747861 E 4421858 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionLassen

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Lists that contain Adams Peak-West Peak:
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #263)
     Tahoe-Ogul Peaks List (Rank #55)
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 94
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 90)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1995-08-26 by Greg Gerlach
     2009-08-03 by John Fedak
     2014-09-02 by Sandy Lara
     2016-06-22 by Bob McLaughlin
     2016-09-04 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2017-06-04 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2018-06-10 by Coby King (GPS Track)
     2018-06-30 by David Sanger
     2019-06-22 by Tim Berger
     2019-10-06 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2019-10-12 by Greg Gerlach

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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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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 37 ft/11 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 77 ft/23 m
  Line Parent: Adams Peak
  Key Col: 8160 ft/2487 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.1 mi/0.15 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.909911, -120.098693
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Adams Peak  (ESE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Northern Sierra Nevada
Range5: Diamond Mountains
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
This peak was submitted to the database by Bob McLaughlin.

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