North Palisade

Elevation (feet): 14,242
Elevation (meters): 4,341
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 37.0939
Longitude: -118.522
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1903
First successful climber(s): Joseph N. LeConte, J.K. Moffitt, James Hutchinson
Nearest major airport: Oakland, California, Reno, Nevada
Convenient Center: Bishop, California

North Palisade is the fourth highest mountain in California. It rises from the dramatic Palisade Crest, which holds five of the Sierra Nevada's eleven fourteeners. North Palisade is the highest of this group, and is consequently the most popular climb. Commonly referred to as North Pal, the mountain's neighboring peaks are Thunderbolt Peak (immediately northwest) and Mount Sill (due east). This entire region has some of the finest rock climbing in the Sierra Nevada.