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Eye of the Needle S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 200 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: James & Franziska Garrett, April 2005
Page Views: 1,990 total · 25/month
Shared By: Jason Stevens on Jan 21, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Climb two pitches to the Eye of the needle or hole in the wall. Pitch three threads the eye and climbs the back of the wall (opposite the road) via bolts to gain the summit of the small tower. Rap back into the eye from bolts to the right (east), then two raps back to the ground. A cool summit register is located at the belay station in the needles eye.

Location

If you are facing down-canyon at the cattle guard, the wall is directly in front of you.

Protection

bolts
Tim Hadfield
Steamboat Springs, Co
 
Tim Hadfield   Steamboat Springs, Co
 
I'm giving this route 4 stars, because of it's uniqueness. Anything that gets me to laugh out loud while climbing will always get great accolades from me! Super fun crimping on the first pitch, second pitch is long and consistent, and the final bit through the needle to the top will get your grin on! Still, with only a few people signed in on the summit register, this thing will clean up to be a classic. Thanks James. Apr 14, 2012
Joe Forrester
Palo Alto
Joe Forrester   Palo Alto
This was a great climb! Well protected and fun face climbing! The rock in the "eye" is really wild and worth the trip in and of itself. Great score!

We found it was easier to approach by hiking up to the far left side of the wall, then traverse around to the start of the climb.

Be careful of knocking rocks down on your belayer. Make sure to wear a helmet. Apr 21, 2014

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