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Kates Needle (Boundary Peak 70)  Alaska/British Columbia   #3096
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Boundary Ranges / Stikine Icecap

Height: 3053 m -> 10016 feet
Prominence?: 1213 m above LeConte Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Ratz (41.7 km away, at bearing 338 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Ratz (42.0 km away)

Location:   57.04500,-132.04500     57:02:42, -132:02:42   8V 679261 6326275 (60 km NE of Petersburg).   AreaCode: FN72/AA44
First Ascent: Tuesday August 06, 1946 Fred Beckey, Robert Craig, Cliff Schmidtke
Kates Needle - North Face
A well known peak right on the Alaska-BC border, and just west of the Stikine River. It sits at the head of the Mud Glacier (E),which flows right down into the Stikine, and just E of the head col of the Flood Glacier, which flows NE, also to the Stikine. It is east of the Devil's Thumb and south of Mount Ratz.

USGS has only 10002'.

First Ascent:
 The 1947 CAJ has an article on page 30, titled "West of the Stikine" by Robert Craig. On page 39 is a photo of the route of the ascent of Kates Needle. The photo was by R.W.Craig. They went up the Stikine river to a "River Base Camp" and then a secondary camp on the Flood Glacier.

Name Notes: Adopted in 1898.

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16 Kates Needle - North Face John Scurlock