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That huge thing next to Mt. Whitney....you can't miss it...
Hike up like you are going to Mt. Whitney via the Ebersbacher Ledges, Lower and Upper Boy Scout Lakes but keep heading towards Keeler rather than hammering up right to Iceberg Lake.
Bivouac amongst the boulders close to the face for the big routes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Keeler Needle:
Harding Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 22 pitches, 2000' Browse More Classics in Keeler Needle
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Harding Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA
One of the jewels of the Sierra in terms of location, aesthetics and difficulty.One of Peter Croft's "Big Four Free Climbs" of the High Sierra (see Peter's book here).Bring your best wide/flare game if you expect to free it. 10+ at 13,500 is not an easy task.Pitch 1: Start from the sandy ledges on top of the snowfield (see topo). Go up a clean finger/hand crack and traverse left under a small ov...
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From left to right: Day Needle, Keeler Needle, and... East Face of Keeler Needle. View from the base. East faces of Keeler Needle and Mt. Whitney. Keeler Needle and Whitney in late afternoon. Mid day Mt. Whitney, Keeler Needle, and Day Needle... Keeler Needle from the summit of Mt. Whitney. Keeler Needle, Day Needle, Third Needle
Comments on Keeler Needle
By Erock From: Flagstaff, AZ Mar 7, 2012
Is the Harding Route the only route on Keeler Needle? If so have any new lines been attempted?
By SirTobyThe3rd Sep 6, 2012
There is more than that too. There is a Lowe route. And Mcneely (or whatever the name is of the guy that did a lot of speed aiding) route.
By Justin Tomlinson From: Monrovia, CA Jan 9, 2013
Look in the Secor High Sierra guide for a more comprehensive list of routes.