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Needle, The 
Thread the Needle 

Thread the Needle 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

Type: Trad, 3 pitches, 200', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: SeanKuus on Aug 4, 2010
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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 protectable face. A handful of moves on the face brings you to the top.

Enjoy the summit!

Desend with one rope from the slung boulder on the top. About 80' down is a rap station that will get you to the ground.


North face of The Needle.


Triples of finger-sized cams and below is nice, as well as some hand-sized pieces.

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