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North Face, Hummingbird Saddle Route T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Elevation: 8,700 ft
GPS: 32.345, -106.559 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Robert Cort on Oct 24, 2011
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

The Retaining Wall is the narrow curving wall that forms the southern side of Dark Canyon (see Organ Needle Normal Route mountainproject.com/v/norma…). It's sharp bouldery summit offers a view into Fillmore canyon that is blocked by The Retaining Wall to those simply summiting the Needle.

Getting There

Approach the north face routes from Dark Canyon. Approach the east ridge from the gap between The Retaining Wall and Minerva's Temple. And approach the south face by traversing right before entering Dark Canyon from the west. You can also traverse around the The Retaining Wall all the way to the gap between Minerva's Temple and The Retaining Wall.

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