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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Needle:
The Needle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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The rap route is also a fun 5.8.

Needle Rap Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : The Needle
Another fun route up The Needle. This route climbs exactly where you rap, so it's a good option after climbing the standard route, as you're at the start after rapping. Otherwise, start on the southeast side of The Needle at the base of a right-leaning finger and hand crack.P1: Climb the crack until it ends. Step right onto the face where good pro is found to the rap anchor. Belay here.P2: Start up the right-facing corner, then move left on to the face to the summit.Rap the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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