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Cleo's Needle South-Central Dihedral T 
Cleo's Needle Southwest Dihedral T 
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib T,TR 
East Comfort Route T 
Northwest Side T,TR 
Southeast Arete T 

Cleopatra's Needle Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.4173, -89.73846 View Map  Incorrect?
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A difficult variation to the normal finish on Cleo...

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Descent 

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...

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cleopatra's Needle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cleopatra's Needle:
East Comfort Route   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Southeast Arete   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Northwest Side   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
Cleo's Needle Southwest Dihedral   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Cleopatra's Needle
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleos Needle, Southwest Rib 5.7

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

Photos of Cleopatra's Needle Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Wide angle shot of the top thanks to Sam's long ar...
Wide angle shot of the top thanks to Sam's long ar...
Rock Climbing Photo: If you don't trust the bolt, then back it up.
If you don't trust the bolt, then back it up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ok so, someone had to do it.  Cleo's needle Plank ...
Ok so, someone had to do it. Cleo's needle Plank ...
Rock Climbing Photo: 1st Ascent of Cleo's Needle?
1st Ascent of Cleo's Needle?
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron and Rebekah enjoying the view from Cleo's ne...
Aaron and Rebekah enjoying the view from Cleo's ne...
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit Party on Cleopatra's Needle... Maybe a litt...
Summit Party on Cleopatra's Needle... Maybe a litt...
Rock Climbing Photo: DL Classic
DL Classic
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying the view from the top!
Enjoying the view from the top!
Rock Climbing Photo: The bolt at the top of Cleopatra's Needle. Photo b...
BETA PHOTO: The bolt at the top of Cleopatra's Needle. Photo b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brittany Parker stands tall atop Cleo's Needle (Ju...
Brittany Parker stands tall atop Cleo's Needle (Ju...
Rock Climbing Photo: Troy coming up the last part of the tower
Troy coming up the last part of the tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Burt and Eric, end of the day
Burt and Eric, end of the day
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall colors
Fall colors
Rock Climbing Photo: Troy rappelling the west side of the tower
Troy rappelling the west side of the tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Tebow Climbs.  Bet you didn't know that.
Tebow Climbs. Bet you didn't know that.
Rock Climbing Photo: Solid anchor for two.  Wish we had sun screen, Aug...
Solid anchor for two. Wish we had sun screen, Aug...
Rock Climbing Photo: West side of Cleo's
BETA PHOTO: West side of Cleo's
Rock Climbing Photo: The typical I don't want to stand up! stance
The typical I don't want to stand up! stance
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat Geoghegan atop Cleo's.  Dad's Day 2011.
Pat Geoghegan atop Cleo's. Dad's Day 2011.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleo's Above the Canopy
Cleo's Above the Canopy

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