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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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Submitted By: pseudalpine on Jan 28, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: Miners Needle East



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.

Climbing Season

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]

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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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