Elevation: 8,494 ft
This peak is not in the book. Published January 2020
This peak is located above Needles Summit and west of Square Top. It is a round-shaped peak with lots of exposed granite. USGS Blackmare
From Kennally Creek Campground, follow FST-101 to Needles Summit [(B)(5)(b) on Page 136]. John Platt reports: “Trails are in great shape. You must navigate several trail junctions. Fairly shady but also buggy. A few downed trees here and there, but you can make good progress all the way to Needles Summit.“ The name Needles Summit actually refers to two passes that are below Peak 8449 and above the Gold Fork drainage. Follow the trail to the first pass.
Southeast Ridge, Class 2+
From the pass, follow the Southeast Ridge to the summit. Skirt the false summit on its West Side.