Wheeler Peak

Baker, United States

The Wheeler Peak is a col with a length of 25.6 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Baker, NV, United States. The average grade of this col is 5.7% with a maximum of 8.4%. The Wheeler Peak ascents from 1.638 meter at the start, to 3.100 meter at the top, with a total of 1.462 ascending meters.

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Wheeler Peak Profile

Facts

Distance 25.6 km
Elevation gain 1462 m
Average grade 5.7 %
Maximum grade 8.4 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 1638 m
Maximum elevation 3100 m

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Description

Wheeler Peak is the tallest mountain in the Snake Range in Nevada. The summit elevation of 3982 m makes it the second-highest peak in Nevada, just behind Boundary Peak. The mountain is located in Great Basin National Park and was named for George Wheeler, leader of the Wheeler Survey of the late 19th century. Wheeler Peak has an impressive headwall above a large glacial cirque, large moraines, and an active rock glacier. The top of the mountain is covered by deep snow most of the year. The Wheeler/Jeff Davis cirque is absolutely towering, and Nevada’s only glacier rests at the base. Slightly below the cirque is a grove of bristlecone pine trees, the oldest living species on the planet.

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