The Needle is a 200 foot tall formation just below Stump Buttress. There are three routes. A 5.7, a 5.8 and a 10+, all high in quality.
Follow the approach for Hole in the Wall. Walk down canyon and until the obvious, 300 foot cliff is apparent on the right (Stump Buttress). Start hiking up the talus field towards this formation. The Needle is hard to see from the valley floor, but once you're a little ways up the tauls field, it's quite obvious.... It's just below the Stump Buttress formation.
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The Needle 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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The Needle 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : The Needle
This is the classic line up The Needle. Cruiser climbing and airy exposure make this a great first multi-pitch trad lead or follow, not to mention a fun rappel.P1: Start at the base of the Needle. Stay left and follow blocky features that offer good pro to a small roof. This roof offers good pro and a fun move, but can also be circumvented. Belay 25 to 40 feet below the big roof (5.7). P2: Either climb the well-protected roof (5.8) or go around right to the southeast side of The Needle (5.7). En...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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