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The Needle is a 200 foot tall formation just below Stump Buttress. There are three routes. A 5.7, a 5.8 and a 10+, all high in quality.
Follow the approach for Hole in the Wall. Walk down canyon and until the obvious, 300 foot cliff is apparent on the right (Stump Buttress). Start hiking up the talus field towards this formation. The Needle is hard to see from the valley floor, but once you're a little ways up the tauls field, it's quite obvious.... It's just below the Stump Buttress formation.
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The Needle 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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Thread the Needle 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : The Needle
An awesome finger crack and fun chimney moves with a great top out.P1: Start at the base of The Needle and climb into the gully between Stump Buttress and The Needle. Belay at the base of the finger crack on the right side of the hallway (5.4).P2: The business. Climb the finger crack to two bolts. Don't forget that back wall! (5.10+).P3: Climb the chimney and use the thin seem for pro. Climb around the block at the top then follow the gully (careful of loose rock!) until you can gain the protect...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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