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“Third Needle”

Officially fails because saddle depth is less than 300'

PEAK MARKERS CURRENTLY BROKEN - SORRY!

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 elevation4302m (14,114')
Summit elevation source mapMOUNT WHITNEY, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (20 meter contour)
DEM summit4302m
Map summit4300m+
DEM saddle4284m
Map saddle4280m+
Official saddle depth59'
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 page69
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page68
Roper guidebook page(no references)
SummitPost.org page(Please send page reference if you have one.)
Climber.Org trip reportsneedle
SPS list classification(none)
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)384670
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4048130
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.2899
Summit latitude (WGS84)36.5734
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)384600
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4048160
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.2907
Saddle latitude (WGS84)36.5737