Type: Trad, 280 ft (85 m), 2 pitches
FA: Larry Shaffer and Mike Baker, mid 90's
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Shared By: Chris Hirsch on May 14, 2017 · Updates
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This intimidating, forgotten line would make a perfect representation of what most people think of the needles; Terrifying. Very little was known about this route so I'm guessing at where the first pitch went exactly but seems like a logical assumption.

1) 5.11+ 130'
Begin up the Conn Diagonal and branch off into a black flared seam about halfway up. Gear is finicky but good. Belay at bolted anchor at large horizontal.

2) 5.11+R 140'
Traverse further right on ledge to the first bolt. Pull a couple thin moves (crux) to easier but super run-out climbing. Each bolt is near impossible to spot from the previous. Bring slings for horns and micro gear to supplement the 4 bolts in 40m. Refer to the topo to see exactly where this pitch climbs.


Single rack to #3 plus offset cams
4 bolts
1 pin
Bolted anchor (no chain)