"The Palisades were named by the Brewer party of the
Whitney Survey in 1864. '... along the Main crest
of the Sierra, is a range of peaks, from 13,500 to 14,000 feet high, which
we called "the Palisades." ... they were very grand and fantastic in shape.'
(Whitney, Geology, 393.)
Middle Palisade (14,012 ft.)
Named by Whitney Survey in 1864
The first ascent of the Middle Palisades was made on August 26, 1921, by
Francis P. Farquhar and Ansel F. Hall.
'With a shout we greeted the summit as its first visitors. ... The summit of the
mountain is an extremely narrow knife-edge. We had to use great care in moving
about, as there were many large blocks just poised on the brink.' (SCB
11, no. 3, 1922: 268)"
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada
References to can also be found in these files:
More of Bob's Trip Reports
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