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MissHFun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2017


Just under 2 hours. I followed on two short pitches - the 5.2 at the gendarme and the 2-move knife edge. Everything else was climbed free. Wore rock climbing shoes at gendarme to summit.
Posted Aug 21, 2017 12:13 am

Woodie HopperSensational!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

Woodie Hopper

Solo. Easy route finding with plenty of conspicuous cairns. Don't do this route if you are uncomfortable with MASSIVE exposure and steep class 4/5. If you slip on the summit pitch, you're likely toast.

1:35 time for the traverse
Posted Sep 20, 2015 12:37 am

DanielLFun climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011


Got this done on a great September morning - not a true ridge traverse most of the time but lots of great rock to climb around on!
Posted Oct 13, 2013 3:45 pm

Pete CastriconePeak to Needle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

Pete Castricone

From S. Colony TH in a day. This is a horrible route and not really a "traverse" at all. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Posted May 31, 2012 3:21 pm

zoomlocoellingwood arete direct to traverse  Sucess!


actually by far the worst of the CO classic 14er traverses. go for blanca traverse. TR at http://zoomloco.xanga.com/732717261/purple-mountain-majesties/
Posted Jul 16, 2011 4:36 pm

Brian Ccool  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

Brian C

This is great. One of the easier of the "4 traverses". Go do it!

Trip Report
Posted Apr 27, 2010 8:27 am

pyergerpeak to needle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007


Nice traverse, the last pitch was nice and airy.
Posted Jun 9, 2009 5:09 pm

Ted EliasonA short day into long  Sucess!

Ted Eliason

It's 10:00 am, you are at the summit of the needle in a total whiteout, and a group is rapelling onto the traverse from the top. Why not keep going? Only got stuck in one sketchy section mid-way through the traverse that was hard to protect.
Posted Jan 17, 2009 11:47 am

bennersClassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2007


We came up and over the final pitch to summit the Needle, the top was sticking out of the clouds, maybe my most memorable moment on a mountain.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 8:44 pm

Dropmo40add the n buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008


for a "classic" tour
Posted Oct 31, 2008 2:14 am

ClimbandMinepeak to needle
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


fun hike and scramble. route finding and climbing aren't bad at all.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 6:08 pm

chicagotransplantPeak to Needle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007


Great scrambling all along this traverse, with the best at the end. Nice steep face climbing on good knobby rock right below the Needle's summit.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 10:29 am

shanahan96peak to needle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006


my second great fourteener traverse. it wasn't really hard like expected, but the scrambling on the needle side was pretty cool. 2:08 for the traverse.

Posted Feb 2, 2007 6:04 pm

Brad SniderPeak to Needle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2005

Brad Snider

My first of Colorado's 4 great 14er traverses, w/ bc44caesar. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Posted Aug 7, 2006 4:13 pm

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