Granite Chief, California

Prominence: 1846 ft, 563 m

Elevation: 9006 feet, 2745 meters

Approx. Isolation: 12.01 mi, 19.33 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9010 ft / 2746 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 11' 54'' N; 120° 17' 13'' W
39.198239, -120.287064 (Dec Deg)
734279E 4342283N Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionPlacer

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Lists that contain Granite Chief:
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #252)
     California Wilderness High Points (Rank #28)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #238)
     Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section (Rank #234)
     California County Prominence Peaks (Rank #43)
     Western States Climbers Star Peaks (Rank #108)
     Sierra Sampler List (Rank #91)
     Tahoe-Ogul Peaks List (Rank #41)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1987-09-20 by John E Sarna
     1992-08-15 by John E Sarna
     1994-06-28 by Richard Carey
     1994-07-25 by Dan Simpson
     1999-09-02 by Asher Waxman
     2004-05-29 by Dennis Poulin
     2009-07-20 by John Fedak
     2011-08-06 by Scott Joyce
     2012-07-10 by P Otis
     2013-10-12 by Marcus Sierra
     2014-07-26 by Christina Corley
     2014-08-05 by Kathy Wing (GPS Track)
     2015-09-26 by David Sprenger

View ascents of peak by registered members (140 total)

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View of Needle Lake and Granite Chief with Lake Tahoe and the Carson Range in the background. Seen from the summit of Needle Peak (2012-07-12). Photo by David Porter.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1846 ft/563 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1886 ft/575 m
  Key Col: 7160 ft/2182 m
Isolation12.01 mi/19.33 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Castle Peak  (NNW)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
San Francisco Bay
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Tahoe National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Granite Chief Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapGranite Chief O39120b3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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