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Threading The Needle
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|Type:||Trad, 100 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||1968, Treiber, Weaver, Kreuser, Metcalf and Sewrey.|
|Page Views:||386 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||pseudalpine on Jan 28, 2015|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
PLACING BOLTS IS ILLEGAL IN THE SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS! Details
In the early '90's the USFS banned all placement of bolts in the Superstition Wilderness. This unfortunately includes replacement of existing bolts. Violating this ban may result in climbing restrictions on this beautiful area. Please think twice and go bolt somewhere else.
P1: Climb face, then gully and ramp (cl.4) to two bolt belay/rap at window.
P2: Traverse left (south) on ledges past piton, then up any number of grooves to summit. There are several old bolts in various places at the window ledge level. An easy, more technical variation (orange Topo Overlay) climbs out the window on the northwest side, zigzagging to arch above, then can finish with the 30' overhanging P3 chimney of Pseudonym.
Medium to large nuts, a few cams.
South end of complex, single rope, two old bolts/boulder sling rap west.