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Unicorn Peak
Tuolumne Meadows - Fairview Dome - summit - 06.JPG
Unicorn Peak, Cockscomb, Echo Ridge and Cathedral Peak
Highest point
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
Mountain type Granite
First ascent Francis P. Farquhar and James Rennie in 1911
Easiest route Rock climb class 4

Unicorn Peak is a peak, in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park. Unicorn Peak is due east of Cathedral Peak, and the north summit is highest.

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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