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101. South Guard


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 elevation4033m (13,232')
Summit elevation source mapMOUNT BREWER, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (spot elevation)
DEM summit4030m
Map summit4033m
DEM saddle3871m
Map saddle3860m+
Official saddle depth531'
Saddle elevation source mapMOUNT BREWER, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (20 meter contour)
Official saddle elevation sourceMOUNT BREWER, CA USGS 10 meter DEM
Difficulty (via easiest route)Class 2
Secor (3rd ed.) guidebook page133
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page130
Roper guidebook page276
SummitPost.org pageSOUTH GUARD
Climber.Org trip reportsguard
SPS list classificationRegular
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)367510
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4061700
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.4840
Summit latitude (WGS84)36.6935
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)367860
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4062770
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.4802
Saddle latitude (WGS84)36.7032