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Needle Peaks (Stinging Needle)  British Columbia   #6768
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 2639 m -> 8658 feet
Prominence?: 709 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Sir Francis Drake (6.4 km away, at bearing 337 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Sir Francis Drake (6.0 km away)

Location:   50.73783,-124.74973     50:44:16, -124:44:59   10U 376536 5622131 (83 km NE of Quathiaski Cove). NTS Mapsheet: 092.K.10   AreaCode: FM04/HH34
First Ascent: 1984 John Baldwin, John Clarke
This peak is highest of the Needle Peaks group.

Name Notes: Note that in CAJ, 1985 p. 13, this peak is referred to as Peak 8659. The "Needle Peaks" referenced in that article are the lower summits to the south of this summit. This may be a case where the official name was applied to the highest peak rather than the feature to which the name originally referred.

It was the site of the 1986 John Howe/Blake Robinson climb, "The Stinging Needle" (1200m, VI 5.10 A0?), done from tidewater and first (under)reported in the 1987 CAJ in the article "Busted in Bute", and subsequently "re-reported" by David Harris in the 1989 CAJ to acknowledge the size of the climb.

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