Greevers' Needle Rock Climbing
A view of the Gordon-Collins on Greevers' Needle.
Greevers' Needle was first shown to me by Chris Greevers, thus the name. I'm sure it has another name but from here on out it has an AKA:) it's a really cool looking spire with an even cooler and very accessible 5.4 summit! Its at max 12' x12' and it's approximately 110 feet tall. It's Located just 5 minutes north of Idaho Rd.
Recently we have been noticed climbing out here by the residents that live in this area. They have expressed concern about our impact. This includes the parking area. ONLY PARK ALONG EAST SIDE OF IDAHO!
So please read on how you can help keep this area open:
Climbing, once an obscure activity with few participants, has become a mainstream form of outdoor recreation. And our impact on the environment and others around us is under increasing scrutiny. As climbers, we must show a healthy respect for the places and policies where we climb. This mindset helps assure continued climbing access by showing landowners and managers that we take care of the places where we play.
Slip into stealth mode and follow these easy guidelines to help protect climbing access every time youre at the crag
Stay on established trails Even if the trail is not the most direct line to the base of a route or boulder, avoid the temptation to blaze your own path. Hiking off trail promotes erosion and destroys vegetation.
Keep a low profile We know that route youre working requires a lot of moxie, but yelling, swearing, screaming beta at your partner, and even playing music at the crag can seriously disrupt those around you, including the landowner.
Camoflage all anchors.
Clean up excess chalk Chalk is a necessary part of climbing, but it also creates visual evidence of climber impact. Clean up spills and brush off tick marks after each session.
Respect closures Respecting the wildlife (e.g., nesting birds) and cultural resource (e.g., petroglyphs) closures will help ensure that they dont turn into unreasonable closures. Visit status.accessfund.org
for an updated list of closures and restrictions across the country.
Keep tabs on your dog Dogs at the crag can have a serious impact on climbing access due to their ability to disturb the peace of those around them, including that of the landowner. Consider leaving Fido at home. If
you must bring your dog to the crag, keep it with you at all times, control its barking, and clean up after it.
Pack it out Dont trash the crag. Carry an extra plastic bag and pack out your own trash (yes, even climbing tape counts). Human waste counts toodo your business away from cliffs, boulders, trails, and water
sources and pack it out.
Pad and tread lightly We know youre focused on sending that sweet boulder problem, but remember to think about the life on the ground around you. Avoid trampling or throwing crash pads on vegetation.
Educate others KINDLY If you see someone hiking off trail, blaring music, or throwing trash on the ground, kindly let them know that their actions could threaten access for everyone. In many cases people simply dont
recognize that their actions might negatively impact the environment or access to the area.
For more information accessfund.org
From the US 60 head north on Idaho Rd till it ends at McDowell. Park and walk north through the fence. A trail takes you into a wash, cross the wash at the carn and follow the tail up the hill. Head toward the Needle passing on the north side of a boulder field. The Gordon-Collins is accessed from the back of the tower.
Climbing Season For the **Phoenix Areas area.
Weather station 6.8 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Greevers' Needle
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Greevers' Needle:
Lorazepam 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Featured Route For Greevers' Needle
Greevers' Arête 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Central Arizona
: ... : Greevers' Needle
This route is the most striking line up the needle. It will be one of many photo ops. Lots of pockets, good exposure, and a great summit with beautiful views. (Be cautious of the block at the top of the arête. A bolt was placed to steer people left of it and not use the crack to pro. Climb face and use crack for left hand side pull.)(First ascent was rope soloed. No consensus was taken for the rating. Any input for a consensus will be considered)(This is a new area with few ascents so beware of...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
BETA PHOTO: North side 1. Gordon Collins. 5.4 2. Lefty Loose...
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Russ on Greevers' new line
Scott and Riley in Greevers' Needle via the Gordon...
Aaron and Russell on Greevers' Needle
By Bob Pettit
From: cave creek
Nov 5, 2014
4 stars for single pich routes on supe rock? I find this hard to believe. Looks like a cool after work crag for the east valley though.
From: Santan Valley, AZ
Nov 5, 2014
Come climb it a prove that it's not. The mike was just dropped.lol
By kyle nowak
Dec 21, 2015
Hangers are painted and are hard to notice but they are there
From: mesa az
Dec 25, 2015
Looking for my black Diamond hexentrics #13 attached to my spirit express quick draw and my two black Diamond screw gate biners. Please return if you have them
They were takin from the backside of greevers needle. Ps- KARMA
Aug 17, 2016
No way these are 3-4 star routes, but they are worth doing for local climbers.
4 days ago
There are hangerless bolts scattered everywhere in this area. Does anyone know the purpose of so many bolts in seemingly random places?