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Shiprock Peak | New Mexico, U.S.A.


United States
36° 41' 18.5712" N, 108° 50' 8.5776" W
Shiprock Peak

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Shiprock (Navajo: Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings" or "winged rock") is a monadnock rising nearly 1968 ft (600 m) above the high-desert plain on the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, New Mexico, USA. It has a peak elevation of 7177 ft (2187.5 m) above sea level. It lies about 10.75 miles (17.30 km) southwest of the town of Shiprock, which is named for the peak. Governed by the Navajo Nation, the formation is in the Four Corners region and plays a significant role in Navajo religion, mythology and tradition. It is located in the center of the Ancient Pueblo People or Ancestral Puebloan civilization, a prehistoric Native American culture of the Southwest United States often referred to as the Anasazi. Shiprock is a point of interest for rock climbers and photographers and has been featured in several film productions and novels. It is the most prominent landmark in northwestern New Mexico.

The first recorded ascent was in 1939, by a Sierra Club party including David Brower, Raffi Bedayn, Bestor Robinson and John Dyer. This was the first climb in the United States to use expansion bolts for protection. Pitons were used for direct aid.

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Shiprock Peak
Shiprock Peak

Shiprock Peak - Photo: Cathy

Shiprock Peak

Shiprock Peak - Photo: Larry Lamsa

Shiprock Peak

Shiprock Peak - Photo: Bubba Suess

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