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Needle Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,434'
Location: 38.7245, -107.5498 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Needle Rock from the parking area.


Needle Rock is a prominent volcanic plug which rises close to a 1,000 feet from the valley floor. Dominating the skyline, this interesting rock feature is located just outside Crawford Colorado (north of the Black Canyon).

Due to the nature of the rock, expect loose, chossy adventure climbing that is poorly protected. There are at least 3 established routes on the formation with the North Face being the most popular.

Getting There 

From the town of Crawford (CO Hwy 92), drive ~4.5 miles east on Needle Rock Road to a recreational parking area located on the left. The parking area is on the southwest side of the tower.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Tin Cup Pistol Tricks 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Colorado : Gunnison : Needle Rock
On the Northeast shoulder of the Needle is an obvious weakness (kind of a prominent, blocky dihedral of sorts) that is evidently left of the North Face Route and right of an easy gully called the "NE Gully or Brady Gulch."The first pitch of Tin Cup Pistol Tricks is run-out 5.7ish terrain - there's a fixed knife-blade piton a little ways off the ground, then a bolt at about 70 feet, with small gear and RPs everywhere else. A loose scramble on the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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