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Cleopatra's Needle

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Cleo's Needle Southwest Dihedral T 
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib T,TR 
East Comfort Route T 
Northwest Side T,TR 
Southeast Arete T 

Cleopatra's Needle  


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Submitted By: Phil Watts on Sep 19, 2007
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A difficult variation to the normal finish on Cleo...

Description 

Routes exist on all sides of the freestanding pinnacle. The classic route takes the southeast side. Excellent photo ops from atop Kings Throne and above the Weissner Face area.

Getting There 

Take the West Bluff Trail to the first point where it comes out of the woods for a great view of the lake. Cleopatra's Needle is clearly visable in the Amphitheater below.

Descent 

Rappel off the summit with a single rope. The rap anchor consists of one large ring bolt, and "Joe 1964" is stamped on it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cleopatra's Needle:
Northwest Side   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
East Comfort Route   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Southeast Arete   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Cleo's Needle Southwest Dihedral   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Cleopatra's Needle
The start, and lower half, of the Southeast Arete.

Southeast Arete 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Cleopatra's Needle
This is a climb in two parts. The lower arete has very little gear ... but good gear where you step up around the overlap, and huge holds everywhere else. Once on the ledge at mid-height, walk over to the summit block. There is decent gear again for the final few moves, where you are feeling most exposed....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Cleopatra's Needle Slideshow Add Photo
If you don't trust the bolt, then back it up.
If you don't trust the bolt, then back it up.
1st Ascent of Cleo's Needle?
1st Ascent of Cleo's Needle?
Brittany Parker stands tall atop Cleo's Needle (June 30, 2013, photo by Thom Smith)
Brittany Parker stands tall atop Cleo's Needle (Ju...
Ok so, someone had to do it.  Cleo's needle Plank Variation
Ok so, someone had to do it. Cleo's needle Plank ...
Enjoying the view from the top!
Enjoying the view from the top!
Solid anchor for two.  Wish we had sun screen, August is brutal.
Solid anchor for two. Wish we had sun screen, Aug...
West side of Cleo's
BETA PHOTO: West side of Cleo's
Summit Party on Cleopatra's Needle... Maybe a little crowded
Summit Party on Cleopatra's Needle... Maybe a litt...
Fall colors
Fall colors
Troy rappelling the west side of the tower
Troy rappelling the west side of the tower
Troy coming up the last part of the tower
Troy coming up the last part of the tower
The typical I don't want to stand up! stance
The typical I don't want to stand up! stance
Tebow Climbs.  Bet you didn't know that.
Tebow Climbs. Bet you didn't know that.
Pat Geoghegan atop Cleo's.  Dad's Day 2011.
Pat Geoghegan atop Cleo's. Dad's Day 2011.
The bolt at the top of Cleopatra's Needle. Photo by Matt: ratplant__at__yahoo.com. <br />
BETA PHOTO: The bolt at the top of Cleopatra's Needle. Photo b...
Burt and Eric, end of the day
Burt and Eric, end of the day
Cleo's Above the Canopy
Cleo's Above the Canopy

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