|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1931|
|First successful climber(s):||Robert L.M. Underhill, Jules Eichorn, Lewis Clark, Norman Clyde, Glen Dawson, Francis Farquhar, Bestor Robinson|
|Nearest major airport:||Oakland, California, Reno, Nevada|
|Convenient Center:||Bishop, California|
Thunderbolt Peak is a steep rock peak, rising from the Palisade Crest, immediately northwest of North Palisade (14,242 ft.). The steep monolithic summit is a difficult climb on all sides, and was the second last of California's fourteeners to be climbed. The name Thunderbolt Peak comes from a severe thunderstorm that surprised the party of the first ascent, during which Jules Eichorn was stunned by a bolt of lightening.