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The Howling - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.22/5 Average Rating : 4.22 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (18)
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PG13
2
Standard free rack for pitch 1. Draws for pitch 2.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

A fantastic route! Great climbing on crisp, clean rock. The first pitch ascends the right of two crack systems and is the better line. Go up to a huge ledge with a bolted anchor (belay here if just doing the first pitch). If continuing to the top (recommended) traverse left and belay at another bolted stance. Make sure to set a directional for your follower! The second pitch pulls up over a slight bulge and ascends the right edge of the headwall. Lots of exposure and very fun. A fantastic top out!

Submitted by: rmiller on 2002-06-05
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Route ID: 18302

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snoopy138 on 2010-08-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars felt 5.9

for the needles. maybe a move at bolt 2, but definitely felt easier than Innersanctum. not really scary, moves starting P2 are casual.

Added: 2010-08-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: wcm on 2009-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Howling is Awesome

1st pitch onsite, 2nd pitch onsite, 3rd pitch grabbed a quickdraw off the bolt when I went a little too far right, 1 move to the left after the 1st bolt and I would have had the onsite, bummer. Beautifully intense exposure, insane view from the top. Must onsite 3p.

Added: 2009-07-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: kernvilleclimber on 2008-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My first time at the Needles

Awsome climb, P1 is crack, P2 is great face climbing. The start of P2 is quite exposed and scarry for a new climber. Although it's rated 5.10a it felt like a 5.9 to me.

Added: 2008-10-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: needlzdos on 2007-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Onsight

I led P2. Sling a knob after the third bolt. A single 70m rope will just barely barely barely reach the anchors. Don't rap off the end, but it's all good.

Added: 2007-07-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: arbitraryusername on 2007-07-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2007-07-10

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