California, United States
Split Mountain is a fourteener in the Sierra Nevada of California, near the southeast end of the Palisades group of peaks. Its north summit rises to 14064 feet, and is the eighth highest peak in the state.
Geography and Geology
Split Mountain's twin summits lie on a north-south running section of the Sierra crest. This same line of ridges divides Fresno County and Kings Canyon National Park to the west, from Inyo County and the Inyo National Forest to the east. The water divide of its ridges drain to the Kings River to the west, and the Owens River to the east.
The two toned appearance of the mountain's eastern face is created by a roof pendant of darker colored granodiorite atop a lighter colored body of leucogranite.