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31. Bear Creek Spire

The interactive map below is initially centered on the target summit (Bear Creek Spire), 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 Bear Creek Spire appears in the Peak Details section just below the map.

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Red Marker Summit of Bear Creek Spire - click here to re-center map on this peak
Green Marker An official VRMC California Thirteener summit
Grey Marker A summit that narrowly fails the official VRMC California Thirteener passing criteria

Bear Creek Spire Details

Official summit elevation4188m (13,740')
Summit elevation source mapMOUNT HILGARD, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (40 foot contour)
DEM summit4188m
Map summit13,720'+
Official saddle depth300m+Prominence is greater than 300 meters
Difficulty (via easiest route)Class 3 (summit class 4)
Secor (3rd ed.) guidebook page335
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page321
Roper guidebook page136
SummitPost.org pageBEAR CREEK SPIRE
Climber.Org trip reportsbear
SPS list classificationMountaineers
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)343570
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4136960
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.7675
Summit latitude (WGS84)37.3680