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31. Bear Creek Spire


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 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