Thunderbolt Peak

Elevation (feet): 14,000
Elevation (meters): 4,267
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 37.0981
Longitude: -118.517
Difficulty: Technical Climb
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.