Noname Needle, Standard Route
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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||919 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||dancesatmoonrise on Aug 27, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionNoname Needle resides on the Jagged ridgeline, between Jagged Mountain to the east and Gray Needle to the west, at 13,620 feet. It has two summits; the north summit is the true summit. Ascend the weakness between the two summits on the west side. The terrain is about 5.8 on good quality granite.
The route takes pro in the 1-3" range. Belay at the top of this west-facing weakness.
Pitch two is a scramble up and around the west and north sides of, and ultimately onto, the huge summit block, which is about six or eight feet thick, and maybe the size of your living room or dining room. This huge block can easily be seen from the Noname drainage, far below. The views are unparalleled.