Avg: 3.9 from 24 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Renn Fenton and Don Storjohann, 1964|
|Page Views:||3,994 total · 43/month|
|Shared By:||Andy Koosman on Mar 18, 2012|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
P1: (5.8++, 120') Start on top of a large boulder and climb the vertical crack system until it ends at a bolted belay.
P2: (5.8, 50') Climb the delicate face past 3 bolts to the horizontal crack and build an anchor. The next pitch starts 15' right, so build your anchor accordingly.
P3: (5.8, 130') Climb far right weakness. Make a couple strenuous moves to get established on the upper face and follow weaknesses to the summit.
Renn Fenton contemplated this stunning line for years before he went for it. He knew he would be alright if he could just get to the face climbing, but was unsure if he could climb the cracks that guard it. On the FA, no bolts were placed on the second pitch, making it yet another impressive lead in Needles history! Bravo, Renn and Don!
Refer to the map on the Outer Outlet page for route location.
One double rope rappel off the SE side will get you down.