Whaleback, California

Prominence: 557 ft, 169 m

Elevation: 11,717 feet, 3571 meters

True Isolation: 1.05 mi, 1.7 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 11,723 ft / 3573 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 37' 49'' N, 118° 31' 53'' W
36.630361, -118.531443 (Dec Deg)
363077 E 4054960 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionTulare

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Lists that contain Whaleback:
     Comprehensive Combo Angeles Chapter List (Rank #199)
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 57
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 53)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1989-07-30 by Greg Gerlach
     2008-08-17 by Lisa Barboza
     2008-09-19 by Bob Burd
     2016-08-27 by Derek Tse (GPS Track)
     2016-09-11 by El Puma Verde
     2019-09-01 by Kathy Rich (GPS Track)
     2019-09-01 by Paul Garry (GPS Track)
     2020-08-07 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)

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Click on photo for original larger-size version.
Whaleback and Cloud Canyon from Big Wet Meadow, Sierra Nevada, 1984 Photo by Derek Loranger.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 557 ft/169 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 597 ft/181 m
  Line Parent: Triple Divide Peak
  Key Col: 11,160 ft/3402 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.05 mi/1.7 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.62, -118.5175
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Glacier Ridge  (WSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Sequoia Sierra Nevada
Range5: Great Western Divide
Range6: Central Great Western Divide
Drainage BasinsKings
Tulare Lake Bed
South San Joaquin Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Kings Canyon National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness Area
Topo MapSphinx Lakes O36118f5 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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