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Day Needle (aka Crooks Peak) Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 14,174'
Location: 36.57467, -118.29068 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Crooks Peak (Day Needle) - WNW Edge - upper part

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Description 

Keeler Needle's imposing twin, located on its South side. While not as steep and clean as Keeler, Day Needle is a stunning 2,000' buttress that catches your eye and begs to be climbed. All who wander up the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek stare and wonder what exists on this sweeping granite precipice. There are 4 known routes on this peak, with the easiest being IV 5.8 and harder lines up to V 5.12.

Getting There 

The "other" needle next to Keeler. Visible from Hwy 395. Hike up the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek and circle the moraine field below Whitney's Direct East Face and Keeler.

Climbing Season



Weather station 16.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['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]


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