climbed this for the 2nd time with my buddy Etan. Already almost 90 deg, and still winter! Good easy climb to a cool landmark. (oh yeah-the tobacco in the summit box is getting a bit old)
fun bivy spot
Classic desert peak, technically easy. Outstanding formation. With James Barnett
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.
Fun climb! Not very technical, but the rock's terrible. Watch your pro!
Fun in Arizona, especially that step back into the chimney on the descent.
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.
This is a fun climb. There is a register and a nice camping spot on the summit. We climbed it, camped on the summit, and rappelled down the next morning.
Does this count as summitting Weaver's Needle? hehehe