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Miners Needle Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,648'
Location: 33.40892, -111.32218 View Map  Incorrect?
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Peralta Trailhead, right fork twice.

 

Miners Summit ~4¼ miles east on the Dutchman's Trail #104 past Twilight and Sisyphus Pinnacles.

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A more direct approach follows drainage east of Twilight Pinnacle, up to saddle SE of the wall.

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For the Superstition Mountains area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['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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Masquerader Aider 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Window Needle
The crux climbing is short and there will be various techniques used to see one to completion and success. I ended up pulling on a few pieces so have no real authority on the rating other than what my friend said since he top-roped it cleanly. Lots of rock fell off as I went upward but all the gear seemed decent. After the crack crux continue to the true highest point of the complex up easy gulley and short chimney....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: north side of miners needle
north side of miners needle
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob, Sale and I on the summit above the window.
Bob, Sale and I on the summit above the window.
Rock Climbing Photo: the window ledge view
the window ledge view
Rock Climbing Photo: Miners Summit
Miners Summit

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By seano
From: Northern, NM
Feb 3, 2015
Does anyone here know the normal way to get to the main summit? I found a short, exposed 5.6-ish traverse around the south side to a gully that worked if you're willing to solo it, but seemed hard to protect. I can't find much useful online, even in the bits of Green's "Rock Climbing Arizona" available through Google Books.

Rock Climbing Photo: Miners Needle.  Only a few moves, but you're out t...
Miners Needle. Only a few moves, but you're out there.

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