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Aug 13, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Guidebook?  (North_America: United_States: South_Dakota)
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What is "THE" guidebook for the needles? I had heard that the only good one was out of print? Any ideas?


dynobelay


Aug 14, 2012, 8:39 AM
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The "Touch the Sky" is the most comprehensive but even it is outdated, new routes not updated. I see it for sale used for $150 at Chessler Books. If you were going to climb there a lot, not just a visit, I would recommend getting it. Amazing maps. The flashy new Needles guide is only good for a quick visit.
I would get the new Rushnmore guide. I found the old one confusing but its gotten better recently. And it is a very nice change of pace from the Needles, both in more closely spaced bolts and whole different scenery.
And if you can find a used "Poorperson's Guide to the Needles" by ...whats-his-name? ; its cheap and he's the old maistro there, so get it.
Amazing place the Needles.


jdensign5


Aug 15, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Try this
http://www.stanford.edu/...nt/needles/index.htm
and this
http://www.monsteroffwidth.com/...MiniGuide/index.html
It has everything the guide has and it is free!Smile


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