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Southwest crack - 5.6

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Small to medium nuts. Rappel protected by Titanium Ring in top.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Crack system located on the southwest side of the spire, just to the left of the rib. Follow it up to the upper block (take a rest in the eye of the needle if needed), traverse right and up the short face. Be sure to "shake" the spire when you get to the top.

Submitted by: steve-o on 2007-08-02
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Route ID: 2427

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: shrug7 on 2007-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun

Best climb on the needle.

and ya...don't shake the top.

Added: 2007-08-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: edger11 on 2007-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars More like a 5.6 than 5.7

This is Devil's Lake rating. Stick to the guidebook. Beautiful view @ the top, and NO, no need to shake the top boulder, we don't need to hurry its fall (and that of a couple of stupids clipped onto the ring). Think before you write careless stuff like that.

Added: 2007-07-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jamesjay on 2007-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars sweet little spire

Soloed this side then went up the5.4

Added: 2007-07-06

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: steve-o on 2005-06-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Took us forever to find this thing. I was expecting to come to an overlook and instantly see the top of the needle, but it was hidden by all the trees. We wasted alot of sweat hiking all around looking, finally figured out where the ampitheater was and found the base of the Needle. Barely beat a guided group of kids that had hogged a route we wanted to do the previous day.

Witnessed by: Daniel Marsh
Added: 2005-06-29

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: monopocketmojo on 2004-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-09-02

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