Route Climbed: Route from Peralta Trail to Notch and up Notch Date Climbed: October 30,2004
Climbed with climbing partner Tim. The bushwack/rock hopping from the trail to the base of the climb was rough. The climb itself was fun, but very sketchy pro placements on the two technical pitches in the beginning of the climb to the large chockstone. Someone placed an American Flag on the summit which was a nice touch. Fun rappels down.
Route Climbed: 4th Class Regular Route Date Climbed: February 1980
John Orange and I hiked to the Needle from Peralta Camp Trailhead and climbed it via a short, two or three pitch line in February 1980. I don't recall anymore on which site of the Needle the route is. This was my first trip to Arizona desert and I loved the cacti, the rugged terrain and the formations. Great winter weekend trip from LA.