Indian Rock, Washington

Prominence: 2565 ft, 782 m

Elevation: 5845 feet, 1782 meters

True Isolation: 30.45 mi, 49 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 5849 ft / 1783 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)45° 59' 38'' N, 120° 49' 24'' W
45.993895, -120.823244 (Dec Deg)
668568 E 5095673 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
This peak has 3 other candidate high point area(s):
AreaElevationMap NameMap View
Main Summit5845Indian Rock
The Benchmark5823Indian Rock
The Outcrop5829Indian Rock
Little Indian5822Stagman Butte
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionKlickitat (Highest Point)

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     Indian Rock at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio) Trip Report for Klickitat, WA by John Roper Trip Report for Klickitat, WA by Edward Earl Trip Report for Klickitat, WA by Bob Bolton Trip Report for Klickitat, WA by Adam Helman Trip Report for Klickitat, WA by David Olson

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Lists that contain Indian Rock:
     Washington State Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #12)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #80)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #185)
     Washington State County Prominence Peaks (Rank #19)
     Washington County High Points (Rank #22)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #142)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #422)
     Washington State Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #76)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #311)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #214)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #338)
     Washington State Top 200 by Prominence (Rank #76)
     Washington State Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #76)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 91
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 86)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2003-05-18 by Bob Bolton
     2007-07-03 by Bob Bolton
     2008-10-04 by David Olson
     2008-10-04 by Eric Noel (Unsuccessful)
     2008-10-04 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2009-10-11 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2009-10-18 by Bob Bolton
     2010-06-20 by Dennis Poulin
     2010-10-02 by Steve Stampfli
     2010-10-03 by Ken Jones
     2010-10-03 by Ken Russell
     2012-09-22 by Ryan Courtney
     2014-06-21 by Richard Hensley (GPS Track)
     2016-05-15 by George Burgess (GPS Track)
     2016-08-02 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2017-09-03 by Ken Akerman
     2018-04-23 by Dustin Wittmier (GPS Track)
     2018-06-09 by Sarah Montgomery (GPS Track)
     2018-10-15 by Max Schrempp
     2018-11-17 by Michael Quint
     2019-05-17 by Jeremy Fuerst
     2019-06-14 by Chris Gilsdorf
     2019-11-02 by Rich P
     2020-05-30 by Nick Boswell
     2020-09-26 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2020-11-02 by Daniel Mick (GPS Track)
     2021-05-29 by Mike Black (GPS Track)
     2021-06-03 by Josef Nuernberger
     2021-09-16 by Mark Akers (GPS Track)
     2021-11-13 by Trevor King
     2022-05-30 by Jeremy Benezra (Unsuccessful)

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For many years the exact location of the high point of Indian Rock was subject to debate. The highest labeled point on the USGS map is the 5823-foot "Benchmark" at the south end of the large 5800-foot contour. However, by 2003 most trip reports agreed that there was an "Outcrop" about 500 feet ENE of the Benchmark that was higher. The large and impressive "Pinnacle" that appears to be labeled with a 5819-foot elevation was often climbed as a side trip for its impressive views, but the elevation on the map seemed to indicate it was a few feet lower than the points to the south.

On October 11th, 2009, Edward Earl, Eric Noel, and Greg Slayden used a hose level and determined that the Outcrop is indeed 6 feet higher than the highest rocks at the Benchmark.

A week later, on October 18th, 2009, Bob Bolton, Don Nelsen, and Ardith Bowman visited the area with a large sighting level and telescoping pipe segments. They concluded that the 5819 elevation near the Pinnacle is for a boundary marker, not the top of the Pinnacle. They measured the top of the Pinnacle to be about 5850 feet and clearly the highest point in the area.

Finally, on October 8th, 2010, Ken Jones and Ken Russell visited the area with a professional surveyor’s level and confirmed the previous survey, putting the Pinnacle at 5845 feet and, again, clearly showing it to be the highest point on the mountain.

The "Little Indian" summit to the north is a gently mound with no large outcrops or rocks, so it not more that a foot or two higher than the reported 5822-foot elevation.

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The long ridge of Indian Rock from Simcoe Butte. (2019-11-03). Photo by Rich P.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2565 ft/782 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2585 ft/788 m
  Line Parent: Darland Mountain
  Key Col: 3280 ft/1000 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 30.45 mi/49 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 46.180375, -121.397337
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    The Island  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Intermountain West
Range3: Columbia Plateau
Range4: North Columbia Plateau (Highest Point)
Range5: Columbia-Yakima Hills (Highest Point)
Range6: Simcoe Mountains (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Yakama Indian Reservation
Topo MapIndian Rock O45120h7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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