Keeler Needle, California

Prominence: 131 ft, 40 m

Elevation: 14,239+ feet, 4340+ meters

True Isolation: 0.14 mi, 0.23 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 4340 - 4360 m
    (20-meter closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 14,245 ft / 4342 m
    (Range 4342 - 4362 m)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to Mount Whitney
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 34' 32'' N, 118° 17' 30'' W
36.575543, -118.291573 (Dec Deg)
384442 E 4048564 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionInyo

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 155
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 126)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1988-09-03 by David Olson
     2001-08-12 by Bob Burd
     2004-09-17 by Robbie Mize
     2007-09-15 by Robbie Mize
     2012-06-11 by Brendon Chapman
     2012-08-24 by Marcus Sierra (Unsuccessful)
     2012-09-14 by Chad Painter (GPS Track)
     2013-06-28 by Marcus Sierra (Unsuccessful)
     2014-06-26 by Rob Woodall
     2014-07-22 by Albert Wolff (Unsuccessful)
     2015-07-23 by Phil Robinson (GPS Track)
     2015-08-06 by Greg Gerlach
     2016-07-31 by Nathan Ayotte
     2016-08-04 by Serguei Okountsev (GPS Track)
     2017-09-14 by Gary Neben
     2017-09-29 by Jaeson Greer
     2017-09-30 by Kate Ledesma
     2019-10-18 by Ben Brownlee (GPS Track)
     2020-07-05 by Yao-Min Chen (GPS Track)
     2020-08-05 by Randy F
     2021-06-06 by Garret Stoops (GPS Track)
     2021-06-14 by Mike Elliott
     2022-07-04 by Emily Cheng (GPS Track)
     2022-09-03 by Ryan Rex
     2022-09-23 by Sean Phillips

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Keeler Needle (2015-03-16). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 131 ft/40 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 261 ft/80 m
  Line Parent: Mount Whitney
  Key Col: 14,108 ft/4300 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.14 mi/0.23 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.5775, -118.2925
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Whitney  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Sequoia Sierra Nevada
Range5: Mount Whitney Group
Ridges/DividesPacific Crest
Sierra Nevada Crest
Drainage Basins
South San Joaquin Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
Owens Valley
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Sequoia National Park/Inyo National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness Area/John Muir Wilderness Area
Topo MapMount Whitney O36118e3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Mount Whitney from Mountaineer's Trail (2015-03-14). Photo by Weiwei Yin.
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Standing on the top of Keeler Needle (Photo Credit; Will Chen) (2020-07-05). Photo by Yao-Min Chen.
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