Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib [Suggest Change]
Avg: 3.1 from 45 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 50 ft|
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|Shared By:||Maikey Lopera on Jul 26, 2004|
|Admins:||Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE|
Description [Suggest Change]
This route is on the opposite side of the regular route up Cleo's Needle. The route starts below an overhang between the two obvious cracks. Surpass the overhang by climbing the right crack. Once over the overhang follow the rib up to the ledge below summit block. Traverse left to another ledge at same level. Once on this ledge climb to the top on small edges and right corner (crux of the route). Belay at the top from the summit ring.
Protection [Suggest Change]
To protect up to the ledge below the summit block use medium size nuts and cams( up to 1"). The move left from the rib to the ledge is well protected with a red allien(0.75"). Once on ledge a #3 BD stopper can be used on horizontal crack at the base of the summit block.