FIN DOME and MT. CLARENCE KING, Near Rae Lakes

FIN DOME and MT. CLARENCE KING
Near Rae Lakes


Notes

Sunlight, breaking through the clouds, highlights Fin Dome. The sharp ridged peak just beyond is Mt. Clarence King (12,905 ft.), named for the well known member of the historic Whitney Survey, and one of the most colorful and determined mountaineers of the late 1800's.

Clarence King's accounts of his exploits in his book Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada are high mountain drama at its best. In one epic journey King mistakenly climbed Mt. Langley (14,042 ft. ), believing it to be the first ascent of Mt. Whitney. For more information see the chapters "Clarence King's Mountaineering" and "Mt. Whitney" in Francis Farquhar's History of the Sierra Nevada.

The left hand skyline of Mt. Clarence King denotes the approximate location of the popular 5.4 South Face route.


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