Bear Creek Spire, California

Prominence: 1440 ft, 439 m

Elevation: 13,720+ feet, 4182+ meters

True Isolation: 2.02 mi, 3.25 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 13,720 - 13,760 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 13,726 ft / 4184 m
    (Range 13,726 - 13,766 ft)
SubpeaksBear Creek Spire-South Peak (13,160 ft/4011 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 22' 5'' N, 118° 46' 3'' W
37.368012, -118.767505 (Dec Deg)
343489 E 4137164 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionFresno

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     United States 13,750-foot Peaks (Unranked)
     California 13,500-foot Peaks (Rank #28)
     Western States Climbers Star Peaks (Rank #25)
     Comprehensive Combo Angeles Chapter List (Rank #32)
     Vagmarken Sierra Crest List (Rank #25)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #33)
     Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section (Rank #31)
     Sierra Peaks Section Mountaineers Peaks (Rank #9)
     California Peaks with 1000 feet of Prominence (Rank #400)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 197
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 183)

Selected Trip Reports:
     0000 by Brian Brown (GPS Track)
     1994-06-19 by Greg Gerlach
     2002-08-20 by Bob Burd
     2003-08-12 by Bob Burd
     2003-09-05 by Milda Tautvydas
     2006-06-25 by Romain Wacziarg
     2007-10-06 by Tom Becht
     2009-09-12 by Richard Northe Saunders
     2012-08-01 by Jarod Johnson
     2013-06-19 by Romain Wacziarg
     2013-08-17 by Chris Terry
     2013-08-18 by Chris Terry
     2013-08-27 by Gabriel Pramuk
     2014-06-21 by Luca Baradel (Unsuccessful)
     2015-08-20 by Jesse Rothert
     2016-08-13 by Christopher Wessels
     2016-08-19 by James Morehouse (GPS Track)
     2016-09-04 by Howard Y
     2017-06-29 by James Barlow (GPS Track)
     2017-07-23 by Scott Larson
     2017-09-03 by Emily Cheng (GPS Track)
     2018-07-07 by El Puma Verde
     2018-07-08 by Sean Casserly
     2018-08-19 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)
     2019-07-18 by AJ Kaufmann
     2019-08-11 by Evan L
     2019-08-24 by Derek Tse (GPS Track)
     2019-09-07 by Garrett McLean
     2019-09-08 by Dustin Erickson
     2019-10-06 by Matt Hooper (GPS Track)
     2020-07-31 by Josef Nuernberger
     2020-08-01 by Jaeson Greer

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Bear Creek Spire from Mosquito Flat (2012-09-22). Photo by Craig Barlow.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1440 ft/439 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1520 ft/463 m
  Line Parent: Mount Gabb
  Key Col: Gabbot Pass    12,280 ft/3743 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.02 mi/3.25 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 37.3767, -118.8025
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Gabb  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Central Sierra Nevada
Range5: Mono Recesses-Humphreys Area
Ridges/DividesPacific Crest
Sierra Nevada Crest
Drainage Basins
Owens Valley
Great Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
San Joaquin
San Francisco Bay
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Inyo National Forest/Sierra National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: John Muir Wilderness Area
Topo MapMount Hilgard O37118c7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Bear Creek Spire from high up on Mt. Dade (05-05-2013). Photo by Craig Jagow.
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The east ridge of Bear Creek Spire, viewed from the summit at sunset (2016-08-13). Photo by Christopher Wessels.
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Bear Creek Spire Northeast Ridge climb (2017-09-03). Photo by Emily Cheng.
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