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Routes in Near Downs
|Abridged Version, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Belly of the Dragon T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13|
|Fool of a Took T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ghostwriter S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Right Wight T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Straight Outta Mordor S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|There and Back Again T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Thrain T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13|
|Thror T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13|
|Unknown 1 T,S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Unknown 2 T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13|
|West Rib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||P. Muehl, P. Dellanoy, T. Nelson, J. Page (May 1983)|
|Page Views:||203 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||harrison t on Aug 6, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionThis is a classy Needles adventure route with good exposure! With modern gear it protects pretty well. Great warmup for it's big brother 'The Naked Rib' on the Bartizan.
Pitch 1) Climb crack until it ends, move left to the exposed rib past a good bolt and several gear placements. Continue up the rib past a very old bolt protecting a short steep section, all the way to a 2 bolt anchor and good belay seat.
Pitch 2) Pull crux? off belay and continue up the rib finding good gear to an airy step across move to more good gear. (right below the step across will be a 2 bolt anchor for 'There and Back Again') Shortly after passing another new set of chain anchors, you'll arrive to 'Thrains' anchor. (2 good bolts, 2 buttonheads and cord)
LocationStart at crack just right of center on the downhill (SW) end of the formation.
80m or double rope rap from 'Thrains' anchor down south side.
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