Needle Rock, Delta County, Colorado

Easiest known route is the N ridge 5.7. The summit register says there is a NE gully route that goes at 5.2R, but I don't know anything about it. There is also the SW arete/face, which reputedly goes as 4 or 5 pitches of 5.11+ or 5.12.

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rpc

rpc - Dec 28, 2006 4:46 pm - Voted 10/10

How big?

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Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jan 11, 2007 9:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How big?

7874'.

See: http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/Climbers.php?Id=5379

for more info.

rpc

rpc - Jan 11, 2007 9:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: How big?

Thanks but I meant not from sea level but from the base of the ~vertical portion seen in photo?

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jul 17, 2007 4:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How big?

I've read a few things from the summit register - either 4-5 pitches, and as a vertical line, almost 800' on this (photo) side.

Kane

Kane - Jan 15, 2007 9:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Jeremy

I swear I read somewhere that Dwight Sunwall climbed this one via a low fifth class route on the other side of the steep face shown in the pic. I could be wrong.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jul 13, 2007 9:51 am - Hasn't voted

Dwight

Kane - spoke to Dwight pre- and post-climb. Turns out he started up the same place we went up (per my route photo), but at the point where it goes from 4th to 5.+, decided not to die. He made the right call. Downclimbing shattered basalt isn't much fun.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Jul 10, 2007 2:46 pm - Hasn't voted

TR to follow

North face is 5.7, 130' pitch. East gully 5.2R 1+ pitch. SW Arete 4-5 pitches, 5.11 or 5.12.

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