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Rodgers Peak
Highest point
Elevation 12,978 ft (3,956 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 738 ft (225 m)
Location Mono County, California, California, U.S.
Parent range Ritter Range
Easiest route Scramble, class 2

Rodgers Peak is the most northwestern peak in the Ritter Range in Madera County, California. The peak lies on the boundary between Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness further east. Rodgers Peak is the fourth-highest mountain in Yosemite National Park.

Mount Davis, Banner Peak, and Mount Ritter are visible from the summit, as well as Yosemite peaks Mount Maclure and Mount Lyell. Electra Peak is quite close, as Foerster Peak is also near.


All of Rodgers Peak, Rodgers Canyon, Rodgers Meadow, and Rodgers Lake are named for Captain Alexander Rodgers, Fourth Calvalry, US Army, who was acting superintendent of Yosemite National Park, in 1895 and 1897.

Lieutenant N. F. McClure named the peak, in 1895.

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