Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 9
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
Claude Lavalee, 1970s
Two Bolts to protect the tricky face climbing below. Originally done without. Sm to medium gear.
West Face of the Needle. Great crimpy start, followed by easy corner system to a nice roof. Plug a couple pieces in to the crack and go for those great locks for your fingers. After pulling the roof, there is a anchor right there. Alternately, clip the anchor and air it out another 25 feet of unprotected 5.9 slab climbing.
60 m rope required if going to the top of the needle. 50m will do if you rap to south side and land on top of the tower leaning against the needle. From there, downclimb into the notch on the eastern side of the tower.
Submitted by: tallnik on 2006-12-02
Last Modified: 2013-10-17
Route ID: 81404