Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: Eric Rhicard, Brent Kertzman, Dennis Horning
Page Views: 1,603 total · 10/month
Shared By: Brent Kertzman on Feb 25, 2008
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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A vertical face that climbs a beautiful swath of crystals. There are several cruxes encountered throughout this route. Drilled on the lead with hooks. Southeast facing making for a great year round outing (morning sun & afternoon shade). A very sane route for the Needles and is steep enough for very clean falls. A great warmup or next tick.


The route starts on the south side of Paydirt Pinnacle. Scramble up the gully on the south side past the old root cellar. Belay on top of the the flake about 20' uphill from the root cellar.


Seven Modern 3/8" Bolts, Chain Anchor (first bolt is difficult for vertically challenged climbers to clip from the top of the flake).