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Vennacher Needle

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


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 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