West Needle Mountains Rock Climbing
The West Needle Mountains are a small range just South of Silverton between US Hwy 550 and the Animas Gorge. The range consists of Snowdon Peak at the North end and the four Twilight Peaks to the South.
Take Hwy 550 either from Silverton or Durango to Andrews Lake. From Andrews, take the Crater Lake Trail for a half mile to access the climbers trail for Snowdon. For the Twilights, continue on the Crater Lake trail for an additional 5.5 Miles to the base of North Twilight where there is good camping.
Climbing Season For the San Juans area.
Weather station 4.9 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in West Needle Mountains
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Needle Mountains:
Featured Route For West Needle Mountains
South Rib via The Back Up Plan 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: Alpine Rock
: ... : Snowdon Peak
This route ascends a crack up the south west face of Snowdon. After 200 feet of 5.7ish climbing, you top out into the main south rib of Snowdon. Continue up along the rib or traverse along the other ribs as you make your way up to the summit. Pick your own line. It is 4th and easy 5th but nothing harder than you choose after "the back up plan". There is plenty of 3rd....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Looking into the Needles and Grenadiers.
Stop and go on the East Ridge of Snowdon.