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Threading the Needle - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Draws, Med nuts and cams, optional 5 inch piece for beginning chimney.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


Not badly runout. You start on the side of the needle near the sign. Go up the chimney and and thread the needle with full stems, coming out the upper right portion of the eye and up to the top. Photo opportunities are great as you do full leg and arm stems inside the eye. There are 2 bolts inside the eye as you head toward the eye exit on the right side (as you are looking from the sign)

Submitted by: johnr9q on 2004-09-18
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Route ID: 59656

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: porkchop_express on 2011-06-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars big fun!

I was worried about this being a horror fest from the descriptions--got on it and found it to be totally doable. The chimney is loaded with holds and rests. The first bolt is a way up there but the climbing is not hard. After the second bolt when you have to traverse out, you can get some gear in and its not bad. DO IT!

Added: 2012-05-18