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Charlatan Summit Spire (a.k.a. Our Lady of the Needles) 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Beckey?
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Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Dec 20, 2006

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Enjoying the summit of the Charlatan

Description 

The short but fun fingercrack to arete on the small spire on top of the Charlatan. Sorry, no summit register.

Location 

West side of the summit spire.

Protection 

Few finger-size pieces. The nasty old 1/4" bolts in the anchor were replaced in 2005.


Photos of Charlatan Summit Spire (a.k.a. Our Lady of the Needles) Slideshow Add Photo
Mark Collar on Our Lady of The Needles 5.7, Adrien...
Mark Collar on Our Lady of The Needles 5.7, Adrien...
Matthew Fienup leads "Our Lady of the Needles...
Matthew Fienup leads "Our Lady of the Needles...
The fun 5.7 summit spire on Charlatan Needle. Phot...
The fun 5.7 summit spire on Charlatan Needle. Phot...
my daughter under the Charlatan Summit Spire.  The...
my daughter under the Charlatan Summit Spire. The...
Michael McKay climbs "Our Lady of the Needles...
Michael McKay climbs "Our Lady of the Needles...

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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Aug 21, 2008

Very fun little fingercrack. Cool location. Would get more stars if it was longer! 2 ASCA ring anchors on top.
By Keenan Waeschle
From: Bozeman, MT
Feb 10, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

it's too short!