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Split Mountain (South Palisade)  California   #13020
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Sierra Nevada Range

Height: 4285 m -> 14058 feet
Prominence?: 475 m  
Line Parent?: North Palisade (11.5 km away, at bearing 315 degrees)
Greater Parent: North Palisade (11.5 km away)

Location:   37.02100,-118.42230     37:01:16, -118:25:20   11S 373480 4098148 (31 km NW of Independence).   AreaCode: DL78/AE22
First Ascent: 1887 Frank Saulque and party
This peak is #12 on the Height List for California .Split Mountain is a rugged, double-summited massif on the Sierra Crest in the John Muir Wilderness. It's can be condidered an outlier of the Palisade group, and is sometimes referred to as the South Palisade, although it's located 7 km southeast of the main Palisade summits. The north summit is the high point. The north slope is mellow, offering a Class 2 scramble route to the summit, and making it one of the easiest 14,000 foot peaks in the Sierras. The east and west faces are much steeper, featuring several Class 5 routes.

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