Unicorn Peak (California) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsUnicorn Peak
Unicorn Peak, Cockscomb, Echo Ridge and Cathedral Peak
|Elevation||10,823 ft (3,299 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||103 ft (31 m)|
|Location||Yosemite National Park, California, United States|
|Parent range||Cathedral Range, Sierra Nevada|
|Age of rock||Cretaceous|
|First ascent||Francis P. Farquhar and James Rennie in 1911|
|Easiest route||Rock climb class 4|
Unicorn Peak is part of the Cathedral Range.
All three of Unicorn Peak, Cockscomb Peak, and Cathedral Peak qualify as nunataks, really islands that stood above the ice, when the last ice age passed through Tuolumne. During the Tioga glaciation the peak projected above the glaciers, which carved and sharpened peaks's bases while plucking away at its sides.
On the area of Unicorn Peak
All of the following are at least close to Unicorn Peak:
Hiking and rock climbing
Many hike, at least the base of Unicorn Peak, and to nearby sites.
To the summit, the easiest route is to rock climb a class 4, though other routes are available.
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