Split Mountain

Elevation (feet): 14,058
Elevation (meters): 4,285
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 37.0167
Longitude: -118.417
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 1887
First successful climber(s): Frank Saulque
Nearest major airport: Los Angeles
Convenient Center: Big Pine

Thanks to Brent Harder for adding this peak.

Split Mountain's shape is unique because of the twin summits seperated by a notch. The easiest way to climb Split Mountain is the North Ridge Route. The standard route is Red Lake Trail from Red Mountain Creek trailhead. To get to the trailhead the climber needs a vehicle with high ground clearance. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is not necessary, but can be helpful. The dirt road is in poor condition and about 13 miles long. Allow 1 hour for it alone. The climb is only class 1 or 2 except for a short section of class 3. No ropes are necessary. The summit rewards the climber with a spectacular vista (see photo).

Thanks to Brent Harder for this description.