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72. Cardinal Mountain

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

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Red Marker Summit of Cardinal Mountain - click here to re-center map on this peak
Blue MarkerHighest saddle connecting Cardinal Mountain 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

Cardinal Mountain Details

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