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Central Yosemite Sierra

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMount Florence (12,561 ft/3829 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia
Area1,610 sq mi / 4,169 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent42 mi / 68 km North-South
105 mi / 169 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 39' N; 120° 3' W
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Map of Central Yosemite Sierra
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Central Yosemite Sierra.
Yosemite-Ritter Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern YosemiteLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Yosemite SierraLevel 5
                 West Yosemite FoothillsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Central Yosemite PlateauLevel 6 (Child)
                 Yosemite ValleyLevel 6 (Child)
                 Cathedral RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         Ritter Range-East YosemiteLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Yosemite CrestLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Yosemite Sierra

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Florence12,5613829Cathedral Range
2.Peak 1232012,320+3755+Cathedral Range
3.Parsons Peak12,1473702Cathedral Range
4.Amelia Earhart Peak11,9743650Cathedral Range
5.Vogelsang Peak11,4933503Cathedral Range
6.Fletcher Peak South11,480+3499+Cathedral Range
7.Echo Ridge11,1683404Cathedral Range
8.Echo Peak #311,160+3402+Cathedral Range
9.Echo Peak #111,120+3389+Cathedral Range
10.Echo Peak #511,120+3389+Cathedral Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Florence12,5613829Cathedral Range
2.Mount Hoffmann10,8503307Central Yosemite Plateau
3.Tenaya Peak10,3013140Yosemite Valley
4.Bald Mountain72612213West Yosemite Foothills



Photos of Peaks in the Central Yosemite Sierra

Echo Ridge
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Echo Ridge with Echo Peaks below (2013-09-24). Photo by John Morrow.
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Echo Peak #3
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Echo #3 is highpoint (2013-09-29). Photo by John Morrow.
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Echo Peak #2
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North Ridge scramble, Echo #3 behind (2013-09-29). Photo by John Morrow.
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Cathedral Peak
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Cathedral's summit from the notch on the north ridge (2013-07-07). Photo by Craig Barlow.
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Mount Hoffmann
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Hoffmann from NE (2013-09-30). Photo by John Morrow.
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Tuolumne Peak
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Looking to the South face route (2013-09-30). Photo by John Morrow.
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Sunrise Mountain
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Atop the summit of Sunrise Mtn (9980') with Lake 9427 below and to the west (2014-09-02). Photo by Mat Kelliher.
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Clouds Rest
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View of Halfdome from Clouds Rest summit (2014-06-07). Photo by Patrick ONeill.
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Half Dome
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Half Dome from Glacier Point (2013-08-16). Photo by Peter Stone.
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El Capitan

The world's premier "big wall" dominates the lower Yosemite Valley.



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