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

10 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Sep 6, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Swiss Arete 5.7, North Couloir and Southwest Face via Scimitar Ridge.

Others who’ve summited Mount Sill

  • telemarkdude

Routes Used trails & approaches

37% Swiss Arete 5.7

37% North Couloir

12% Southwest Face via Scimitar Ridge

6% U-notch

6% Traverse from Polemonium


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14,159 ft / 4,316 m


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Height Rank Range

Sierra Nevada


California, United States

Summited by

  • nmontelli
  • Nei
  • TCH
  • chrissandersdesign
  • Yosemike
  • timdwinkler
  • telemarkdude
  • tombecht
  • luketilkens

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