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Necromancer Needle

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Necromancer Needle Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Murf on Aug 6, 2009

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The Necromancer Needle is a subsummit located below the The Witch proper. It seems mostly ignored as the majority of the routes are marked as R/X in the guidebook. That said,Silver Threads is a fine route waiting for those who have already polished off the more popular classics.

Getting There 

The best approach is to walk down the Witch/Sorcerer gully past the ledge for Pit and The Pendulum/Witch Doctor.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles area.

Weather station 10.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Necromancer Needle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Necromancer Needle:
Black Rabbit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Silver Threads   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For Necromancer Needle
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Rabbit

Black Rabbit 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Southern Sierra : ... : Necromancer Needle
A technical thin seam and flaring tips-to-finger crack. A fine single-pitch route at the Needles.Start by stemming up the shallow LF dihedral, protected with thin nuts. Pull over the bulge and into the flared & insecure finger crack above. Trust the shallow toe jams and work your way to the top. This feels like a harder version of Dave's Deviation 5.9 at Tahquitz Rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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