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Thunderbolt Peak

Officially fails because saddle depth is less than 300'

The interactive map below is initially centered on the target summit (Thunderbolt Peak), but may be scrolled around by simply grabbing hold of the map image with the mouse and dragging. The controls at the top may also be used to pan around, adjust magnification, and select different map types. Clicking a peak marker displays a window containing information about the summit. Even more information about Thunderbolt Peak appears in the Peak Details section just below the map.

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Red Marker Summit of Thunderbolt Peak - click here to re-center map on this peak
Blue MarkerHighest saddle connecting Thunderbolt Peak with a higher summit
Green Marker An official VRMC California Thirteener summit
Grey Marker A summit that narrowly fails the official VRMC California Thirteener passing criteria

Thunderbolt Peak Details

Official summit elevation14,003' (4268m)
Summit elevation source mapNORTH PALISADE, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (spot elevation)
DEM summit4272m
Map summit14,003'
DEM saddle4195m
Map saddle13,720'+
Official saddle depth253'
Saddle elevation source mapNORTH PALISADE, CA USGS 7.5' Quadrangle (40 foot contour)
Official saddle elevation sourceNORTH PALISADE, CA USGS 10 meter DEM
Difficulty (via easiest route)Class 4 (summit class 5)
Secor (3rd ed.) guidebook page255
Secor (2nd ed.) guidebook page247
Roper guidebook page198
SummitPost.org pageTHUNDERBOLT PEAK
Climber.Org trip reportsthunderbolt
SPS list classificationMountaineers
Summit UTM easting (NAD27)365250
Summit UTM northing (NAD27)4106560
Summit longitude (WGS84)-118.5172
Summit latitude (WGS84)37.0974
Saddle UTM easting (NAD27)365300
Saddle UTM northing (NAD27)4106430
Saddle longitude (WGS84)-118.5167
Saddle latitude (WGS84)37.0963