Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Nate Postma, 1989
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Shared By: Ian Harmon on May 22, 2006
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Probably one of my favorite 10s at Barn Bluff. Needles and Pins is sustained 10a climbing for the majority of the climb. Start below a small overhang. Move right past the overhang, clipping two bolts along the way. Climb a somewhat slabby and run out (by Red Wing standards) section to the next bolt. Continue past this to more vertical rock to the left and gain the anchors.
  • RCM&W #126, p. 140.


This route is the second bolted line left of the large roof, immediately to the left of Dances with Pete. Look for two bolts fairly close to the ground on a slightly overhanging arete.


5 bolts, to a two bolt anchor. Please use your own gear for top roping.