Thunderbolt Peak, California

Prominence: 203 ft, 62 m

Elevation: 14,003 feet, 4268 meters

True Isolation: 0.21 mi, 0.33 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 14,009 ft / 4270 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 5' 51'' N, 118° 31' 2'' W
37.097404, -118.517255 (Dec Deg)
365169 E 4106755 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionFresno

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 172
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 163)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1947-08-11 by Frederick Johnson
     1994-09-17 by Richard Carey
     1999-07-03 by Greg Gerlach
     2000-08-05 by Bob Burd
     2001-09-03 by Romain Wacziarg
     2002-08-21 by Bob Burd
     2006-09-23 by Lisa Barboza
     2008-07 by Linda Emerson
     2009-09-17 by michael sosnowski
     2012-09-06 by David Hart
     2013-07-18 by sukhyung shin (Unsuccessful)
     2014-07-04 by Chris Terry
     2015-07-12 by Sandy Lara (Unsuccessful)
     2016-08-06 by Scott Larson
     2016-09-04 by Scott Larson
     2016-09-08 by Dave Covill
     2018-08-11 by Scott Larson
     2018-08-19 by Ayelet Bitton
     2018-09-02 by Derek Tse (GPS Track)
     2018-09-03 by Jared Shaw
     2019-07-11 by Matt Lemke
     2019-07-12 by Steven Song
     2019-08-18 by Grant Miller (GPS Track)
     2020-08-21 by Sean Casserly
     2021-07-08 by Christopher Czaplicki
     2021-07-21 by Michael Chamoun
     2021-08-08 by Emily Cheng (GPS Track)

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Getting ready to climb Thunderbolt's summit block just as the sun begins to light it up (2013-07-20). Photo by Craig Barlow.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 203 ft/62 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 243 ft/74 m
  Line Parent: Starlight Peak
  Key Col: 13,800 ft/4206 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.21 mi/0.33 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.095, -118.515
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Starlight Peak  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Central Sierra Nevada
Range5: Palisades
Ridges/DividesPacific Crest
Sierra Nevada Crest
Drainage Basins
Tulare Lake Bed
South San Joaquin Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
Owens Valley
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Kings Canyon National Park/Inyo National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness Area/John Muir Wilderness Area
Topo MapNorth Palisade O37118a5 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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At Thunderbolt pass, during our attempt to climb part of the Thunderbolt to Sill traverse (2019-09-01). Photo by Emily Cheng.
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On the traverse from Thunderbolt to Starlight, looking at Starlights milk bottle summit block in the distance (2021-08-08). Photo by Emily Cheng.
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