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Harding Route T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
WNW Edge T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Elevation: 14,245 ft
GPS: 36.576, -118.292 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: 426 on Mar 5, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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That huge thing next to Mt. Whitney....you can't miss it...
Access limited from May to October every year Details

Getting There

Hike up like you are going to Mt. Whitney via the Ebersbacher Ledges, Lower and Upper Boy Scout Lakes but keep heading towards Keeler rather than hammering up right to Iceberg Lake.

Bivouac amongst the boulders close to the face for the big routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Keeler Needle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Harding Route
Trad, Alpine 22 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Harding Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 22 pitches
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Justin Tomlinson
Monrovia, CA
Justin Tomlinson   Monrovia, CA
Look in the Secor High Sierra guide for a more comprehensive list of routes. Jan 9, 2013
There is more than that too. There is a Lowe route. And Mcneely (or whatever the name is of the guy that did a lot of speed aiding) route. Sep 6, 2012
supertopo.com/tr/Keeler-Nee…

New route on the Needle Sep 2, 2012
Eric Foster
Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Eric Foster   Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Is the Harding Route the only route on Keeler Needle? If so have any new lines been attempted? Mar 7, 2012

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