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Gold Finger Rock 

Needles Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,800'
Location: 44.73429, -115.8255 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: WAGbag, Mike Engle, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Engle on Sep 15, 2016
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Description 

The Needles are higher in elevation and a longer hike in. They offer multi-pitch climbing.

Getting There 

Follow directions for the Pins but continue on 402 past the turn off onto 402C and travel another 5 miles or so to a gated road on the left - 402G. Follow this road to it's end and park. Hike for 45 - 60 mins to gain the large rocks at the top of the ridge.

Climbing Season

For the West Idaho area.

Weather station 17.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down p1. Excellent crystal knob slabbing.

Odd Job 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Idaho : West Idaho : ... : Gold Finger Rock
This is a fun route on good rock in a great location. It starts with friction slab, followed by sustained edging on protruding crystals, and crack climbing. The bolts are spaced enough to make things a bit spicy without being overly dangerous.Pitch 1: Start up the toe of the West Face of Goldfinger Rock, clipping spaced bolts for about 50m to a two bolt belay at a decent stance. This pitch is a foot workout!Pitch 2: Continue up above bolted belay, clipping ~4 bolts, and then work your way up the...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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