Type: Sport, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: Joe Desimone, 1994?
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Feb 16, 2010
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Despite the intimidating name, Needle Haven is a great moderate line that would be an over-chalked, highly polished classic if it were in a more popular setting. One of the better 5.10s at The Gym, this is a great warm up option if you don't mind hacking a bit further through the weeds.

Begin up the steep slab that is fortunately quite a bit easier than that of its neighbor. After the initial low-angle warmup section, the angle steepens and the climbing becomes more intense. A brief, near-blank section, just right of the "Armstrong Express" dihedral, leads to big holds over the final, steep bulge.

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It is immediately right of "The Armstrong Express".

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Red, angle-iron, bolt hangers to 2 BA.