"The north face of Monument Peak is a spectacular granite cliff plunging nearly 2,500 feet to the Rush Creek drainage."
Though impressive, the North Face only drops about 1,200ft to Rush Creek Lakes.
Thanks for the catch, Bob. I am not sure why I put that in there. I got the elevation from the summit to the upper lake about right but it is not a 1,700 foot climb from the lower lakes to the uppermost. Of course, math was never my strong suit. I suspect that little error has been there since I made the page 8 years ago.
Yeah, I guessed it's been there a few years, too. I happen to be up there a few weeks ago and was impressed by the drop to Rush Creek Lakes, but no way was it 5,000ft - that's like looking down at Mirror Lake from Half Dome. :-)