Type: Trad, 450 ft (136 m), 3 pitches
FA: Laeger & Clark - August, 1976
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Description

A classic introduction to the Needles. 5.9++.

Descend into the main amphitheater and locate the first obvious crack system that splits the entire Witch ground to summit. This system is immediately right (and well below) the obvious traverse crack of Airy Interlude.

P1: Climb a really long, sustained hand crack through bulges to a belay stance. 5.9+

P2: Climb a really long, sustained hand crack through bulges to a sloping ledge system. 5.9+

P3: Take off from the right end of the big, sloping ledge up a wild crack system that breaches a roof using jugs. Run this all the way to the summit on easier terrain. 5.9+

Descend north - see the Witch description for more info.

Protection

Double set of cams (possibly triples) to #3 Camalot.

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