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Keeler Needle- Harding Route - 5.10c

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Full Rack- Medium nuts, large assortment of cams to 5".
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

V 5.9 A1 or 5.10c. Can be done car to car in a day by a fast party with an alpine start. Keep in mind that the base of the route is at about 12500'. Be prepared for two 5.10 offwidths. The crux is a flared, crumbly 10c offwidth!

Submitted by: graniteboy on 2002-01-12
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Route ID: 1547

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  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cshute on 2012-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Awesome feature, so-so rock and wide!

We had perfect weather and were able to do this in a long day. Awesome route, but the wide stuff at that elevation was hard!

Added: 2012-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: graniteboy on 1999-07-23 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars With Elliot.

Car to car, spent about 6 hrs on the climb itself. 10c offwidth pitch (really, more of a flare) not so desperate as it looks from below. Harding was the man.

Added: 2007-11-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snowey on 2007-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars with alex

fun route. Bivyed nearby the night before, started roping up at 7am, and finished at 3:40pm.
Simul climbed the first two pitches with a 60M rope. Alex and I swapped leads the whole way through, so I led 3,5,7,9, etc.

I thought the 2nd 10c OW next to the 3 bolts was the only really difficult/desperate section of the climb.

Rack:
Double: set of cams from blue TCU through #2 C4.
Single: blue alien, #3 C4, #4 C4, Set of Nuts
60M rope

http://pullharder.org/2007/09/21/keeler-needle/



Added: 2007-09-19

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 2005-09-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great day!

Got too late of a start. The route was great but the by the time we topped out it was dark and the gullies down to the Mountaineer's Route seemed very icy (we could have just been delirious). We ended up doing a death march down the tourist trail to the car...slept without sleeping bags and froze...woke up the next morning and hiked back up to our bivy to recover the gear. Nice trip!

Added: 2007-03-30

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: bandycoot on 2006-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Froze on the upper pitches. Blitzed it in about 8 or so hours? I don't remember too well. Only 1 #4 camalot and 1 #3.5 camalot necessary, doubles in a few sizes below that and nothing super small. Much easier route than expected.

Witnessed by: Scotty Nelson
Added: 2006-09-09

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