Avg: 3.8 from 39 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft (45 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Bob Kamps, Mark and Beverly Powell|
|Page Views:||10,788 total · 44/month|
|Shared By:||Kevin Fons on Dec 31, 2001|
|Admins:||Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
Walk around the front of Eyetooth to enter the Chimney on the Southeast side (separating the main mass from the large outer "flake").
Climb easily up to the top of the chimney and belay on the southwest shoulder at the crack leading up and left. Follow the obvious crack up and left on to the southwest side of the spire. There is a fixed pin in the crack up high if I remember correctly.
Move up out of the crack and right onto the south face to clip a big new bolt (better than the scary old nail that used to stick out of the face). The angle eases off on the face and the climbing changes completely. The face is very small crystals which you friction and smear on and palm a few holds - really cool.
Climb up to the beefy 2 bolt anchor and belay. A double rope rappel brings you to the base of the route.
Classic Needles must do with good gear, fun climbing and good exposure on one of the coolest spires in the Needles.