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“Third Needle”

Officially fails because saddle depth is less than 300'

The interactive map below is initially centered on the target summit (“Third 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 “Third Needle” appears in the Peak Details section just below the map.

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

“Third Needle” Details

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