Fun adventure with Dow - North Face, not difficult, but extremely loose. The views from the summit amazing, including Joe Cocker's mansion.
We ran into a lady at the parking lot and she informed us about the importance of Needle Rock in energy fields etc, and if you search the internet you find out that even ETs landed there :)
7/12/17 - 2nd time with Ben. We planned to climb at the Black, but it was rainy, so climbed the wet rock of Needle Rock instead. Super scary while sliding on the lichen/moss.
This was a scary lead, don't know if I was on route or not. The summit was pretty cool, but the summit register is all completely destroyed from water damage.
Scary stuff. Loose shattered basalt.