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Routes in Greevers' Needle

Bloody Thumbday S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
C.P.O.P. T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c R
Gordon-Collins T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Greevers Traverse T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c PG13
Greevers' Arête T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Jugorknot S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Leave It To Greevers T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Lefty Loosey S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Lorazepam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Minion Mtn. S,TR Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Righty Tighty S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
SchoolAid T C1- PG13
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Greevers' Needle was first shown to me by Chris Greevers, thus the name. I'm sure it has another name but from here on out it has an AKA:) it's a really cool looking spire with an even cooler and very accessible 5.4 summit! Its at max 12' x12' and it's approximately 110 feet tall. It's Located just 5 minutes north of Idaho Rd.

Recently we have been noticed climbing out here by the residents that live in this area. They have expressed concern about our impact. This includes the parking area. ONLY PARK ALONG EAST SIDE OF IDAHO!

So please read on how you can help keep this area open:

Climbing, once an obscure activity with few participants, has become a mainstream form of outdoor recreation. And our impact on the environment and others around us is under increasing scrutiny. As climbers, we must show a healthy respect for the places and policies where we climb. This mindset helps assure continued climbing access by showing landowners and managers that we take care of the places where we play.

Slip into stealth mode and follow these easy guidelines to help protect climbing access every time you’re at the crag …

Stay on established trails – Even if the trail is not the most direct line to the base of a route or boulder, avoid the temptation to blaze your own path. Hiking off trail promotes erosion and destroys vegetation.

Keep a low profile – We know that route you’re working requires a lot of moxie, but yelling, swearing, screaming beta at your partner, and even playing music at the crag can seriously disrupt those around you, including the landowner.

Camoflage all anchors.

Clean up excess chalk – Chalk is a necessary part of climbing, but it also creates visual evidence of climber impact. Clean up spills and brush off tick marks after each session.

Respect closures – Respecting the wildlife (e.g., nesting birds) and cultural resource (e.g., petroglyphs) closures will help ensure that they don’t turn into unreasonable closures. Visit
for an updated list of closures and restrictions across the country.

Keep tabs on your dog – Dogs at the crag can have a serious impact on climbing access due to their ability to disturb the peace of those around them, including that of the landowner. Consider leaving Fido at home. If
you must bring your dog to the crag, keep it with you at all times, control its barking, and clean up after it.

Pack it out – Don’t trash the crag. Carry an extra plastic bag and pack out your own trash (yes, even climbing tape counts). Human waste counts too—do your business away from cliffs, boulders, trails, and water
sources and pack it out.

Pad and tread lightly – We know you’re focused on sending that sweet boulder problem, but remember to think about the life on the ground around you. Avoid trampling or throwing crash pads on vegetation.

Educate others KINDLY – If you see someone hiking off trail, blaring music, or throwing trash on the ground, kindly let them know that their actions could threaten access for everyone. In many cases people simply don’t
recognize that their actions might negatively impact the environment or access to the area.

For more information

Getting There

From the US 60 head north on Idaho Rd till it ends at McDowell. Park and walk north through the fence. A trail takes you into a wash, cross the wash at the carn and follow the tail up the hill. Head toward the Needle passing on the north side of a boulder field. The Gordon-Collins is accessed from the back of the tower.

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I stumbled on this location by chance. I live in Apache Junction and was looking at the range nearby when I spotted the needle. So, I hiked out there with a buddy to check it out. There's some good looking lines , especially for a place so close to home. Literally 10 minutes from my house.

I was really pissed at the amount of trash that I packed out. We each filled our packs with empty water bottles and other trash left in the notch on the East side of the needle. Very disappointed in finding all the trash. Otherwise, I'm looking forward to ticking the crag.. Mar 21, 2017
apoet   AZ
Went out today with Aaron Collins and got a full tour of the routes. I plan on ticking most of these routes at some point so feel free to PM me if anyone ever wants to check them out or scout any of the nearby virgin choss. Dec 9, 2016
Aaron Collins
Santan Valley, AZ
Aaron Collins   Santan Valley, AZ
^^^ apoet, there is a cluster of bolts near the start of CPOP that are used for a 500' zip line that goes over to the hill to the south of Greevers. There is also a cluster on the upper ledge of that are for a slack line set up to the peek 140' to the north of Greevers. There are a two bolts mid wall on each side of the steep aid line used for the set up of a portaledge
There are a few other bolts seemingly random, placed for fixed lines. Many are without hangers as they are not needed by most parties. I use them for taking out bigger groups where 100% safety is necessary:) Oct 2, 2016
apoet   AZ
No way these are 3-4 star routes, but they are worth doing for local climbers. Aug 17, 2016
MadHatterEquipment   mesa az
Looking for my black Diamond hexentrics #13 attached to my spirit express quick draw and my two black Diamond screw gate biners. Please return if you have them
They were takin from the backside of greevers needle. Ps- KARMA Dec 25, 2015
kyle nowak
kyle nowak   Arizona
Hangers are painted and are hard to notice but they are there Dec 21, 2015
Aaron Collins
Santan Valley, AZ
Aaron Collins   Santan Valley, AZ
Come climb it a prove that it's not. The mike was just Nov 5, 2014
Bob Pettit
cave creek
Bob Pettit   cave creek
4 stars for single pich routes on supe rock? I find this hard to believe. Looks like a cool after work crag for the east valley though. Nov 5, 2014

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