Elevation

9,926 ft / 3,025 m

#961 in California

#6,417 in United States

Prominence

806 ft / 246 m

#813 in California

#3,346 in United States

Summits

115 summits

#18 in California

#280 in United States

Top climbing months

July   30%

August   21%

September  17%

Most climbed route

Tenaya Lake/Sunrise Trail

15.6 mi • 2,822 ft gain

Highlights

  • Clouds Rest is an arete -- a thin, almost knife-like ridge of rock formed when glaciers eroded away solid rock to form Tenaya Canyon and Little Yosemite Valley.
  • The northwest face, mostly solid granite, rises 5,000 feet above Tenaya Creek.
  • Although there are many peaks in the park having far greater elevation, Clouds Rest's proximity to Yosemite Valley gives it a incredible visual prominence.
53 summits • 15.6 mi • 2,822 ft gain • 7 hr 17 min
1 summit • 13.6 mi • 2,193 ft gain • 6 hr 6 min

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