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The Charlatan
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Bad Fortune T 
Charlatan Summit Spire (a.k.a. Our Lady of the Needles) T 
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Gemstone T 
Northwest Route T 
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Superstition T 
Valley Guy, The T 
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Northwest Route 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: John Newman (June 1976)
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Submitted By: caughtinside on Aug 21, 2008

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The Northwest Route is a grungy wide gully on the West face of the Charlatan. There are a couple fun chicken wings to be had in there, but this route isn't why you came to the Needles.


West face of the Charlatan. Descend the Djin/Charlatan notch, walk down 3 mins till you see the wide crack in the West face.


Gear to 3"

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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Aug 21, 2008

We were getting a few drops and the sky was threatening to open up, so we pulled out the guide to find a single pitch moderate and found this. Hiked down... pretty uninspiring but we climbed it anyway! And had some fun.