Elevation

9,926 ft / 3,025 m

#754 in California

#5,262 in United States

Prominence

807 ft / 246 m

#561 in California

#2,395 in United States

Summits

95 summits

#14 in California

#183 in United States

Top climbing months

July   33%

August   19%

September  16%

Most climbed route

Tenaya Lake/Sunrise Trail

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, raises 5,000 feet above Tenaya Creek.
  • Although there are many peaks in the park having far greater elevation, Clouds Rest's proximity to the valley gives it a very high degree of visual prominence.

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