South Sierra Crest

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointOlancha Peak (12,123 ft/3695 m)
CountriesUnited States
Area647 sq mi / 1,677 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent59 mi / 95 km North-South
20 mi / 31 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 1' N; 118° 2' W
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Map of South Sierra Crest
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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 South Sierra Crest.
Southern Sierra NevadaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Central South SierraLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Sierra CrestLevel 5
         Greenhorn MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Scodie MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Piute MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Tehachapi MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the South Sierra Crest

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Olancha Peak12,1233695 
2.Ed Lane Point11,3063446 
3.Muah Mountain11,0163358 
4.Ash Meadow Peak10,8603310 
5.Peak 1068010,680+3255+ 
6.Cartago Peak10,480+3194+ 
7.Brown Mountain99583035 
8.Round Mountain98843013 
9.Ball Mountain92562821 
10.Sacatar Trail Wilderness High Point8840+2694+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the South Sierra Crest

Olancha Peak
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Olancha Peak from Pacific Crest Trail, approaching from the south (2012-05-27). Photo by Chris Gordon.
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Spanish Needle
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Spanish Needle is less of a needle and more of a dome (2017-05-20). Photo by William Chen.
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