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Routes in The Charlatan

Bad Fortune T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Beach Vibes V4 6B
Charlatan Summit Spire (a.k.a. Our Lady of the Needles) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fancy Free T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gemstone T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Northwest Route T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pins and Needles S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Spooky T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Superstition T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Valley Guy, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 170 ft
FA: John Newman (June 1976)
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Shared By: caughtinside on Aug 21, 2008
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The Northwest Route is a grungy wide gully on the West face of the Charlatan. There are a couple fun chicken wings to be had in there, but this route isn't why you came to the Needles.


West face of the Charlatan. Descend the Djin/Charlatan notch, walk down 3 mins till you see the wide crack in the West face.


Gear to 3"


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Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
We were getting a few drops and the sky was threatening to open up, so we pulled out the guide to find a single pitch moderate and found this. Hiked down... pretty uninspiring but we climbed it anyway! And had some fun. Aug 21, 2008

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