Black Kaweah

Elevation (feet): 13,675
Elevation (meters): 4,168
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 36.5453
Longitude: -118.515
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Fresno Airport
Convenient Center: Visalia would be the nearest major town

Thanks to Douglas Deveny for adding this peak.

The Black Kaweah is one of the great peaks of the high sierra,(to quote R.J.Secor)but having had a fascination for climbing it for years i (4years to be exact)I finally summitted the Black. I completely agreed with Secor's description and having stood on top in 2000,I can fully concur w/Secor.It is a classic Sierra peak w/commitment. The easiest and shortest approach was rougly a 16 mile mostly off trail route.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #20359 - by Morgan Brown on Sep 27, 2006
    Exciting climb of standard (SW Face) route. Took a rock in the head (wear a helmet!). Long, pretty approach, and a worthwhile target. The summit register dates from 1924!