Cleopatra's Needle Rock Climbing
A difficult variation to the normal finish on Cleo...
Routes exist on all sides of the freestanding pinnacle. The classic route takes the southeast side. Excellent photo ops from atop Kings Throne and above the Weissner Face area.
Take the West Bluff Trail to the first point where it comes out of the woods for a great view of the lake. Cleopatra's Needle is clearly visable in the Amphitheater below.
Rappel off the summit with a single rope. The rap anchor consists of one large ring bolt, and "Joe 1964" is stamped on it. This bolt is quite old -- some choose to rap off of it anyway. Please see these comments for alternate descent information: mountainproject.com/v/10720683...
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Cleopatra's Needle
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Featured Route For Cleopatra's Needle
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Wisconsin
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Cleopatra's Needle
This route is on the opposite side of the regular route up Cleo's Needle. The route starts below an overhang between the two obvious cracks. Surpass the overhang by climbing the right crack. Once over the overhang follow the rib up to the ledge below summit block. Traverse left to another ledge at same level. Once on this ledge climb to the top on small edges and right corner (crux of the route). Belay at the top from the summit ring....[more] Browse More Classics in Wisconsin