Cockscomb (Tuolumne Meadows) facts for kids
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Budd Lake, Cockscomb in the background
|Elevation||11,065 ft (3,373 m) NAVD 88|
|Location||Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, U.S.|
|Parent range||Sierra Nevada|
On Cockscomb's particulars
Cockscomb is aptly named, notably when viewed from the northwest. It is located in the Yosemite Wilderness, and is often forgotten, due to its proximity to Cathedral Peak, Matthes Crest, and Echo Peaks, but is deserves to be climbed.
The proximity of Cockscomb
Rock climbing on Cockscomb
None of Cockscomb's routes walk-ups, the easiest a Class 4. Cockscomb has two summits, a west and an east, separated by about 10 feet (3.0 m), with a sharp notch between. The west summit is a small perch, which can barely hold two people, while the east summit is a knife-edge, a dangerous perch. Their altitudes are within a few inches of each other, so saying which is higher is problematic. The west summit appears to be climbed more often, while the east summit is more difficult to climb. There are beautiful views from the top.
On the "Cathedral Traverse"
The "Cathedral Traverse" includes five summits:
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