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Discovery Pinnacle

Officially fails because saddle depth is less than 300'

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

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

Discovery Pinnacle Details

Official summit elevation4192m (13,753')
Summit elevation source mapMOUNT WHITNEY, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (spot elevation)
DEM summit4184m
Map summit4192m
DEM saddle4139m
Map saddle4120m+
Official saddle depth174'
Saddle elevation source mapMOUNT WHITNEY, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (20 meter contour)
Official saddle elevation sourceMOUNT WHITNEY, CA USGS 10 meter DEM
Difficulty (via easiest route)Class 2
Secor (3rd ed.) guidebook page64
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page64
Roper guidebook page315
Climber.Org trip reportsdiscovery
SPS list classification(none)
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)384580
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4046470
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.2906
Summit latitude (WGS84)36.5584
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)384460
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4046870
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.2920
Saddle latitude (WGS84)36.5620