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Routes in Sandberg Peak

On Little Cat Feet T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Regular Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 6,249 ft
GPS: 43.842, -103.535 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 20, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

Sandberg Peak is one of the cooler looking spires in the Needles. It is extremely thin and rickety, especially higher up. Until just recently, this spire had but two routes, both 5.8 and lacking much protection. Now, a bolted route climbs the downhill side. If you climb this spire, be ready to answer a lot of questions because it is right next to the road.

Getting There

Drive to the Cathderal Spires parking lot. Sandberg Peak is the obvious thin spire just uphill of the lot.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sandberg Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Regular Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
On Little Cat Feet
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
On Little Cat Feet 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
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We had tourists convinced we needed money to get the helicopter to get off the top. :) Jul 31, 2015
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
Peak? What a misnomer, this should be Sandberg Pinnacle or Sandberg Spire or Sandberg Pin. Who was Sandberg? Mar 7, 2007
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
There sure seemed to be a rock there in 2006, and it matched the photo. Jul 30, 2006
I'm pretty sure I have felt the block that the anchors are in move when I've rapped off. Scary. Dec 9, 2003
I was up in the Needles today (13/16/03) and Sandberg Peak is still intact. Oct 16, 2003
SANDBERG PEAK FELL OVER SOMETIME DURING THE NIGHT!!!

Well, the whole thing didn't fall over, it looks like it broke off at the horizontal crack about 20/25 feet below the top. The top is now resting upside down next to the road below the base of the peak. It looks almost intact except for a few smaller pieces that must have broken off when it fell. BUMMER!! Oct 11, 2003

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