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Keeler Needle

Officially fails because saddle depth is less than 300'

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

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

Keeler Needle Details

Official summit elevation4355m (14,288')
Summit elevation source mapMOUNT WHITNEY, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (20 meter contour)
DEM summit4355m
Map summit4340m+
DEM saddle4291m
Map saddle4280m+
Official saddle depth210'
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 page70
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page69
Roper guidebook page(no references)
SummitPost.org pageKEELER NEEDLE
Climber.Org trip reportskeeler
SPS list classification(none)
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)384520
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4048380
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.2916
Summit latitude (WGS84)36.5757
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)384330
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4048400
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.2937
Saddle latitude (WGS84)36.5758