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94. Aperture Peak

The interactive map below is initially centered on the target summit (Aperture Peak), but may be scrolled around by simply grabbing hold of the map image with the mouse and dragging. The controls at the top may also be used to pan around, adjust magnification, and select different map types. Clicking a peak marker displays a window containing information about the summit. Even more information about Aperture Peak appears in the Peak Details section just below the map.

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Red Marker Summit of Aperture Peak - click here to re-center map on this peak
Blue MarkerHighest saddle connecting Aperture Peak with a higher summit
Green Marker An official VRMC California Thirteener summit
Grey Marker A summit that narrowly fails the official VRMC California Thirteener passing criteria

Aperture Peak Details

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