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Palisades

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointNorth Palisade (14,242 ft/4341 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia
Area420 sq mi / 1,087 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent30 mi / 49 km North-South
21 mi / 33 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 10' N; 118° 24' W
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Map of Palisades
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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 Palisades.
Central Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Mammoth AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Kaiser-Dinkey Lakes AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Mono Recesses-Humphreys AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Evolution RegionLevel 5 (Sibling)
         PalisadesLevel 5
                 Inconsolable RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         Central Kings Canyon AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Palisades

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.North Palisade14,2424341 
2.Mount Sill14,1534314 
3.Polemonium Peak14,080+4292+ 
4.Split Mountain14,0584285 
5.Middle Palisade14,0124271 
6.Thunderbolt Peak14,0034268 
7.Disappointment Peak13,9174242 
8.Mount Agassiz13,8934235 
9.Norman Clyde Peak13,8554223 
10.Balcony Peak13,845+4220+ 
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.Cloudripper13,5254122Inconsolable Range



Photos of Peaks in the Palisades

North Palisade

Aerial photo of North Palisade from a Cessna flying at 13,800 feet. Photo by Jim Earl. Photo by Edward Earl.
Mount Sill
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Mount Sill in the California Palisades (2001-07-17). Photo by James Barlow.
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