Needle Peak, California

Prominence: 331 ft, 101 m

Elevation: 8971 feet, 2734 meters

True Isolation: 0.74 mi, 1.2 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8975 ft / 2735 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)39° 12' 2'' N, 120° 18' 4'' W
39.200557, -120.301041 (Dec Deg)
733064 E 4342504 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionPlacer

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 78
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 73)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1987-09-20 by JohnE Sarna
     2004-03-14 by Bob Burd
     2009-07-20 by John Fedak
     2009-08-22 by Brad Boester
     2013-10-12 by Marcus Sierra
     2015-10-03 by Craig Barlow
     2016-06-26 by Alex Ramos (GPS Track)
     2016-08-20 by Dean Gaudet
     2018-07-01 by Bo Meng (GPS Track)
     2020-07-11 by Michael Jaskot
     2020-07-11 by Briana Jaskot
     2020-10-06 by Michael Toffey (GPS Track)
     2021-07-11 by Brett Marciasini

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Eastern aspect of Needle Peak as seen on way from Granite Chief (2015-07-16). Photo by Joseph Del Grosso.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 331 ft/101 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 371 ft/113 m
  Key Col: 8640 ft/2633 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.74 mi/1.2 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 39.1983, -120.2875
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Granite Chief  (ESE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Granite Chief-Northwest Tahoe Area
Drainage BasinsSacramento
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Tahoe National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Granite Chief Wilderness Area
Topo MapGranite Chief O39120b3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Needle Peak waypoint (2016-06-26). Photo by Alex Ramos.
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