The Needles, California

Prominence: 414 ft, 126 m

Elevation: 8254 feet, 2516 meters

True Isolation: 1.31 mi, 2.1 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8258 ft / 2517 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 6' 34'' N, 118° 29' 5'' W
36.109483, -118.484686 (Dec Deg)
366369 E 3997112 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionTulare

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 55
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 52)

Selected Trip Reports:
     0000 by Bob Cable
     1999-06-24 by Frederick Johnson
     2009-10-03 by Mike Elliott
     2012-10-15 by Bob Burd
     2014-09-20 by Rick Peterson
     2015-09-03 by Sean Phillips
     2017-11-25 by Marcus Sierra (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2018-05-29 by Nathan Ayotte
     2019-05-18 by Jason Pair
     2019-05-18 by John Sheehe
     2020-05-23 by El Puma Verde

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The Needles from the south (2018-09-03). Photo by Chris Gordon.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 414 ft/126 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 454 ft/138 m
  Line Parent: Eye Benchmark
  Key Col: 7840 ft/2390 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.31 mi/2.1 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.1192, -118.505
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Eye Benchmark  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Sequoia Sierra Nevada
Range5: Southwest Sequoia Area
Drainage BasinsKern
South San Joaquin Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Sequoia National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Giant Sequoia NM
Topo MapDurrwood Creek O36118a4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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