Mount Sill

Mount Sill is one of the 14 Califonia fourteeners. It is located in the Palisades, a group of striking rock peaks with a few small glaciers on their flanks. Mount Sill is located 0.6 miles east of North Palisade, the high point of the group. The two peaks are connected by a high, rocky ridge, on the north side of which lies the Palisade Glacier. Mount Sill lies on the main Sierra Crest, but is at a point where the crest turns sharply, giving it particularly striking summit views. Routes on Mount Sill are found on all sides of the peak and range in difficulty from scrambles (Class 2-3) to moderately technical rock climbs (Class 5.7).

Mount Sill SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by nmontelli

12 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Sep 4, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Mount Sill

  • telemarkdude

Routes Used trails & approaches

30% Swiss Arete 5.7

30% North Couloir

20% Southwest Face via Scimitar Ridge

10% Southwest Face via Palisade Basin

5% Traverse from Polemonium

5% U-notch


SNAPSHOTedit info


14,159 ft / 4,316 m


353 ft / 108 m

Height Rank Range

Sierra Nevada


California, United States

Summited by

  • nmontelli
  • Nei
  • orbitor
  • TCH
  • chrissandersdesign
  • Yosemike
  • timdwinkler
  • telemarkdude
  • tombecht
  • luketilkens
  • RoguePhotonic-

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