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The Needles - A Climber's Guide to the Black Hills Needles


The Needles - A Climber's Guide to the Black Hills Needles.

Zach Orenczak and Rachael Lynn/Extreme Angles Publishing

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From the Extreme Angles website:

The Needles are a fantastic wonderland of rocky granite spires tucked deep in the Black Hills. The climbing here is legendary; from the wild face climbs that lead to table top summits, to giant “chicken head” knobs which sometimes need to be slung for gear! The Needles of South Dakota are a must for anyone looking for adventure. Included in this full color guide are detailed descriptions, precise topos and even tear-out route cards for some of the longer routes—no more toting the book along on long climbs. The Needles was heavily researched and includes many historical photos and anecdotes. It is an essential for those that dream of going or those who are on their way.

-Full color throughout
-Sewn binding
-Ultimate selection of the very best spires
-Full coverage of the Moonlight Ridge sport climbs (70 bolted lines)
-Intensive, precise rappel information
-Nearly 70 full color maps and topos
-Geographic color-coded tabs for quick reference
-Tear-out route cards
-Scads of classic photos
-Hilarious stories