Venus Needle, West Face
Avg: 1 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 275 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Layton Kor and Frank A. Magary, Nov. 7, 1962|
|Page Views:||1,760 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||toddgordon Gordon on May 5, 2007|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Access Issue: Closed. Details
It is presently illigal to climb on the Navajo Indian Reservation. These climbs are listed here for historical purposes only.
Pitch one; 5.9 and 5.10 chimney and crack climbing, ending with a squeeze chimney to a ledge. There is a rest on the left , just before the crux section. Pitch two; 5.9 chimney to 5.10 hands ,some aid, and 4 bolts for protection too along the way to another ledge. A short manky looking bolt ladder to the summit.
East of the small town of Sawmill, which is North of Fort Defiance and Gallup, New Mexico. Eric's Desert Rock has a detailed description of how to get to these spires.