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72. Cardinal Mountain


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 elevation4083m (13,396')
Summit elevation source mapMOUNT PINCHOT, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (spot elevation)
DEM summit4088m
Map summit4083m
DEM saddle3905m
Map saddle3900m+
Official saddle depth600'
Saddle elevation source mapSPLIT MOUNTAIN, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (20 meter contour)
Official saddle elevation sourceSPLIT MOUNTAIN, CA USGS 10 meter DEM
Difficulty (via easiest route)Class 2
Secor (3rd ed.) guidebook page222
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page217
Roper guidebook page219
SummitPost.org pageCARDINAL MOUNTAIN
Climber.Org trip reportscardinal
SPS list classificationRegular
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)374390
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4095550
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.4126
Summit latitude (WGS84)36.9995
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)373540
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4096550
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.4223
Saddle latitude (WGS84)37.0084