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Sandberg Peak is one of the cooler looking spires in the Needles. It is extremely thin and rickety, especially higher up. Until just recently, this spire had but two routes, both 5.8 and lacking much protection. Now, a bolted route climbs the downhill side. If you climb this spire, be ready to answer a lot of questions because it is right next to the road.
Drive to the Cathderal Spires parking lot. Sandberg Peak is the obvious thin spire just uphill of the lot.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sandberg Peak:
Regular Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
On Little Cat Feet 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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On Little Cat Feet 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a SD : Custer State Park : ... : Sandberg Peak
Start on the southeast end of the spire (downhill, near the road). An unnecessary first bolt protects a direct start, or one can traverse in from 5 feet up on the left. Climb up the flake system with possible gear placements. Then follow 3 bolts through steep face to the top. New fixed anchors for a one-rope rappel....[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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