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Needle TR wall aka Uphill Slab 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Nate Christiansen on Jan 1, 2002
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Climbing a bit to the left (we thought 5.9-), but ...

Description 

This is the slab to the right of the overhung sport routes on the Needle. Many variations can be made from this wall and that makes it a great place for some beginners. Possibly 5.7-5.11 variations. To set up the top rope, the ramp on the right side is an easy 5.0 scamble to the summit.


Protection 

Long runners off 2 1/4 inch bolts and chains on summit.



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Perhaps this is a shot of the TR wall aka Uphill Slabs?  Kira, climbing.  In Gillett's guide, this may be known as Uphill Slabs.  There are 2 sets of anchors for this.  Rossiter's guide rates this as 5.7.  Gillett's guide rates it as 5.8-.  It's probably easier to the left.
Perhaps this is a shot of the TR wall aka Uphill S...
A diffucult climb in a walking cast!
A diffucult climb in a walking cast!
Trent Watkins TRs the Uphill Slab, the Needle.
Trent Watkins TRs the Uphill Slab, the Needle.
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By Nick Zmyewski
From: Newark, Delaware
Jul 13, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R

I lead this climb, you can get a small piece out right near the beginning and then traverse left to the line and get a nut in after a bit of climbing and then more gear in the second higher break. You wouldn't want to fall in the middle though before getting that second piece. Really fun if you're comfortable at the grade.