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94. Aperture Peak


Unfortunately, Google Maps decided to discontinue support for v2 of their API, which has resulted in the peak markers disappearing from my topographic maps. I'm working on a solution now and hope to have this fixed within a few weeks.

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Official summit elevation13,265' (4043m)
Summit elevation source mapNORTH PALISADE, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (spot elevation)
DEM summit4051m
Map summit13,265'
DEM saddle3947m
Map saddle12,920'+
Official saddle depth341'
Saddle elevation source mapNORTH PALISADE, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (40 foot contour)
Official saddle elevation sourceNORTH PALISADE, CA USGS 10 meter DEM
Difficulty (via easiest route)Class 3
Secor (3rd ed.) guidebook page263
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page253
Roper guidebook page195
SummitPost.org pageAPERTURE PEAK
Climber.Org trip reportsaperture
SPS list classification(none)
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)364110
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4108800
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.5305
Summit latitude (WGS84)37.1174
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)364100
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4108690
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.5306
Saddle latitude (WGS84)37.1165