West Peak-Northeast Ridge, Washington

Prominence: 0 ft, 0 m

Elevation: 7120+ feet, 2170+ meters

True Isolation: 0.1 mi, 0.16 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 7120 - 7160 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 7124 ft / 2171 m
    (Range 7124 - 7164 ft)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to West Peak
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 43' 28'' N, 123° 20' 49'' W
47.724403, -123.346878 (Dec Deg)
473987 E 5285728 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionJefferson

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Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains (Olympic Mountain Rescue)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 4
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West Peak is often called the major hydrographic apex of the Olympic Mountains (and Olympic Peninsula), even by the Olympic Mountain Guide "bible". However, a close look at the map shows that the real triple divde point between the waters of Hood Canal, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the open Pacfic lies about 230 yards northeast of the summit of West Peak. My guess is that many climbers pass this point anyway enroute to the summit, unaware of its topographic significance. Perhaps it is worth a stop for a brief "pouring of the water" ceremony to those who enjoy geographic oddities.

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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 0 ft/0 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 80 ft/24 m
  Key Col: 7120 ft/2170 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.1 mi/0.16 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 47.7233, -123.3483
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    West Peak  (SW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges
Range4: Olympic Mountains
Range5: Central Olympic Mountains
Range6: Anderson Massif
Drainage BasinsMajor Triple Divide Point
Pacific-Olympic Peninsula
Pacific Ocean

Hood Canal
Puget Sound
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Pacific Ocean
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Olympic National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Daniel J. Evans Wilderness Area
Topo MapMount Steel O47123f3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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