Ralston Peak, California

Prominence: 1075 ft, 328 m

Elevation: 9235 feet, 2815 meters

True Isolation: 2.94 mi, 4.73 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 9239 ft / 2816 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 49' 59'' N, 120° 6' 6'' W
38.833046, -120.10166 (Dec Deg)
751584 E 4302242 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionEl Dorado

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 319
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 302)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1992-08-15 by Scott Joyce
     2010-04-10 by Tim Berger
     2011-07-30 by Thomas Carlile
     2012-01-15 by Vince Curry
     2013-09-07 by Dmitry Medvedev
     2014-06-28 by Vic Hanson
     2014-07-23 by Jerry Thomas (GPS Track)
     2014-11-29 by Heather Foslund (Unsuccessful)
     2015-10-21 by Forrest Eber
     2016-03-19 by Alex Ramos (GPS Track)
     2016-08-06 by Swingshift Hiker
     2016-08-20 by David Kensiski
     2016-10-08 by Kir Pridatko
     2017-06-17 by Jamie Dahl
     2017-07-04 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track)
     2017-09-30 by Andrew Kirmse (GPS Track)
     2018-08-17 by Dean Gaudet
     2018-11-01 by Tynan Ramm-Granberg (GPS Track)
     2018-11-18 by Brett Marciasini
     2019-03-09 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2019-04-27 by Kayla Brown
     2019-09-08 by Kip Baumann
     2020-01-18 by Powen Ru (GPS Track)
     2020-01-18 by Yao-Min Chen (GPS Track)
     2020-05-30 by Dylan Kilby (GPS Track)
     2020-06-20 by Michael Jaskot
     2020-06-20 by Briana Jaskot
     2020-06-30 by Redd Sea
     2020-07-31 by Briana Jaskot
     2020-08-29 by Alex Ramos (GPS Track)
     2020-09-06 by Mark Buettner
     2021-04-11 by Yogini Jolly (GPS Track)
     2021-04-24 by Chromio Muldoon (GPS Track)
     2021-05-29 by Riley Avron (GPS Track)
     2022-02-04 by Chad Thomas (GPS Track)
     2022-04-30 by Kamal Ahuja (GPS Track)

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Ralston Peak from its Southeast Ridge, with Pyramid Peak at the far left of the picture and Mount Tallac at the far right. (2020-01-18). Photo by Yao-Min Chen.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1075 ft/328 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1115 ft/340 m
  Key Col: 8160 ft/2487 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.94 mi/4.73 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 38.8442, -120.1542
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pyramid Peak  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Desolation-Crystal Range
Drainage BasinsLake Tahoe
Truckee-Pyramid Lake
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Eldorado National Forest/Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Wilderness/Special Area: Desolation Wilderness Area
Topo MapEcho Lake O38120g1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Ralston waypoint (2016-03-19). Photo by Alex Ramos.
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