Even though most people heading to The Needles are there for beautiful trad lines and a full day of sore fingers on coarse granite ... there is more! The surrounding boulders are not something to just walk by and admire.
I learned this by wanting to go back but I had no one but my dog to come with me. We found many good problems from V0-V4. Looking further off trail I am sure there are more. If anyone has explored this area please help contribute.
Boulders just off the approach to The Needles - closer to the needles the better.
The boulders here are like the facebook rabbit hole. A boulder here is just like a photo on facebook, you go to one and then you see another one further on, so you go to that one, and so on and so on. Don't forget where the trail is!
Climbing Season For the The Needles area.
Weather station 10.8 miles from here
1 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Laser Blob V3-4 6A+ CA
: Southern Sierra
: ... : Surrounding Boulders
A little piece of Horse Pens 40 at 8000 ft in California!!!! Chicken heads, tough traverses, and a sketchy top out! Sit start the fun traverse around to the north side of the boulder and power over the slopey top out. If anyone has a different story, name, FA, anything about this boulder please let me know and I'll update my info. The last thing I want to do is step on anyone's toes. Thanks. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA