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Vennacher Needle

Officially fails because summit elevation is less than 13,000'

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

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

Vennacher Needle Details

Official summit elevation3961m (12,995')
Summit elevation source mapMOUNT PINCHOT, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (spot elevation)
DEM summit3964m
Map summit3961m
DEM saddle3685m
Map saddle3680m+
Official saddle depth915'
Saddle elevation source mapSPLIT MOUNTAIN, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (20 meter contour)
Official saddle elevation sourceSPLIT MOUNTAIN, CA USGS 10 meter DEM
Difficulty (via easiest route)Class 2
Secor (3rd ed.) guidebook page196
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page189
Roper guidebook page242
SummitPost.org page(Please send page reference if you have one.)
Climber.Org trip reportsvennacher
SPS list classification(none)
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)368910
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4095570
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.4742
Summit latitude (WGS84)36.9989
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)370200
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4099140
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.4603
Saddle latitude (WGS84)37.0313