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Cleopatra's Needle

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Cleo's Needle Southwest Dihedral T 
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib T,TR 
East Comfort Route T 
Northwest Side T,TR 
Southeast Arete T 

Cleopatra's Needle  


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Location: 43.4173, -89.73846 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, Chris treggE, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Phil Watts on Sep 19, 2007
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A difficult variation to the normal finish on Cleo...

Description 

Routes exist on all sides of the freestanding pinnacle. The classic route takes the southeast side. Excellent photo ops from atop Kings Throne and above the Weissner Face area.

Getting There 

Take the West Bluff Trail to the first point where it comes out of the woods for a great view of the lake. Cleopatra's Needle is clearly visable in the Amphitheater below.

Descent 

Rappel off the summit with a single rope. The rap anchor consists of one large ring bolt, and "Joe 1964" is stamped on it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cleopatra's Needle:
Northwest Side   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
East Comfort Route   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Southeast Arete   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Cleo's Needle Southwest Dihedral   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Photo by Mike Pyle of Amos Patrick climbing up to ...

East Comfort Route 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Cleopatra's Needle
East Comfort Route is located on the East side of Cleo's Needle. Start at the base of a pretty obvious dihedral. Make your way up the dihedral by stemming and using the crack. The dihedral is very relaxed and continuous. The dihedral gives way to face climbing about 15 feet from the top. Climb up the final summit pinnacle using nice face holds. Once at the top either sit on top to belay or go around to the other side of the needle to stand on a nice big ledge. Rap off using the ring at th...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Cleopatra's Needle Slideshow Add Photo
If you don't trust the bolt, then back it up.
If you don't trust the bolt, then back it up.
Wide angle shot of the top thanks to Sam's long ar...
Wide angle shot of the top thanks to Sam's long ar...
1st Ascent of Cleo's Needle?
1st Ascent of Cleo's Needle?
Ok so, someone had to do it.  Cleo's needle Plank ...
Ok so, someone had to do it. Cleo's needle Plank ...
Enjoying the view from the top!
Enjoying the view from the top!
Brittany Parker stands tall atop Cleo's Needle (Ju...
Brittany Parker stands tall atop Cleo's Needle (Ju...
DL Classic
DL Classic
Fall colors
Fall colors
The typical I don't want to stand up! stance
The typical I don't want to stand up! stance
Cleo's Above the Canopy
Cleo's Above the Canopy
The bolt at the top of Cleopatra's Needle. Photo b...
BETA PHOTO: The bolt at the top of Cleopatra's Needle. Photo b...
Troy rappelling the west side of the tower
Troy rappelling the west side of the tower
Summit Party on Cleopatra's Needle... Maybe a litt...
Summit Party on Cleopatra's Needle... Maybe a litt...
Solid anchor for two.  Wish we had sun screen, Aug...
Solid anchor for two. Wish we had sun screen, Aug...
West side of Cleo's
BETA PHOTO: West side of Cleo's
Burt and Eric, end of the day
Burt and Eric, end of the day
Tebow Climbs.  Bet you didn't know that.
Tebow Climbs. Bet you didn't know that.
Troy coming up the last part of the tower
Troy coming up the last part of the tower
Pat Geoghegan atop Cleo's.  Dad's Day 2011.
Pat Geoghegan atop Cleo's. Dad's Day 2011.

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