Spanish Needle, California

Prominence: 881 ft, 269 m

Elevation: 7841 feet, 2390 meters

True Isolation: 2.11 mi, 3.4 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 7844 ft / 2391 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 46' 17'' N, 118° 0' 5'' W
35.771443, -118.00152 (Dec Deg)
409474 E 3959061 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionKern

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 145
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 135)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1984-03-31 by Greg Gerlach
     2004-10-22 by Bob Burd
     2006-11-10 by Petar Simich (Unsuccessful)
     2012-04-07 by Francesca Marcus (Unsuccessful)
     2012-04-07 by Amin Faraday (Unsuccessful)
     2012-05-28 by Daryn Dodge
     2015-05-10 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2015-10-10 by Kathy Wing (GPS Track)
     2017-05-18 by Jason Quan (Unsuccessful)
     2017-05-20 by Amin Faraday (Unsuccessful)
     2017-05-20 by Mat Kelliher (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2017-05-20 by William Chen (Unsuccessful)
     2017-05-20 by Mat's SC leads (Unsuccessful)
     2017-06-03 by Jason Park (GPS Track)
     2017-06-03 by Tay Lee (GPS Track)
     2018-04-29 by Mat's SC leads
     2018-04-29 by Matthew Hengst (GPS Track)
     2018-04-29 by Mat Kelliher (GPS Track)
     2018-04-29 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)
     2019-03-31 by Jason Pair
     2019-05-27 by Ayelet Bitton (Unsuccessful)
     2019-06-01 by Kurt T
     2020-04-29 by Romain Wacziarg
     2020-05-03 by Matt Hooper (GPS Track)
     2020-05-22 by Rafee Memon (GPS Track)
     2020-05-23 by Tyler Shumway (GPS Track)
     2020-05-23 by Stav Basis
     2020-10-18 by Brendan Black (GPS Track)
     2021-04-17 by Megan Birdsill
     2021-05-15 by TJ Kodras (GPS Track)
     2021-05-22 by Patrick Voosen (GPS Track)
     2021-10-03 by Sean Casserly (GPS Track)
     2021-10-20 by Christopher Czaplicki
     2022-03-26 by Garret Stoops (GPS Track)
     2022-05-21 by Jon Hershman
     2022-11-06 by Powen Ru (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)

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Spanish Needle is less of a needle and more of a dome (2017-05-20). Photo by William Chen.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 881 ft/269 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 921 ft/281 m
  Key Col: 6960 ft/2121 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.11 mi/3.4 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.7408, -118.0008
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Owens Peak  (S)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Southern Sierra Nevada
Range5: South Sierra Crest
Drainage BasinsKern
South San Joaquin Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipWilderness/Special Area: Owens Peak Wilderness Area
Topo MapLamont Peak O35118g1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Sunny, Tay and Susan (2017-06-03). Photo by Jason Park.
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