Kinda looks like the Tree route at Dome rock to me.
On the right days it is a great place to climb in winter time...a bit chilly of course at moments. You might be right about the route, but I was hoping to get a hold of the guidebook and look it up.
I wouldn't think you'd even be able to get to the Needle in Feb. But Dome Rock is alot of fun, some serious routes too; got my first 5.10+ lead there; can't remember the name now but it was a loooong pitch!
I'll check, but I think that was "Lightning's Hand."
This is not The Needles. It is pitch #2 of The Tree Route, 5.6, at Dome Rock.