We are in the needles so of course there is a ton of rock. Weather you want to rope up on a sport climb, run it out on a needles trad classic or just boulder the needles provides all. As you will see driving through there is tons of potential around every corner.
NEEDLES EYE PARKING LOT
THE SCAB V7****– Some climbers say 8 but for the most part this “testpiece” will make your finger tips raw.Fighting through the bulge power is another story. John Gill put this problem up one day when he was out looking for wild berries. The photo of Gill on the Scab has become legend. This problem is down hill from the Needles eye and takes about 5 minutes to hike to it. The block has several Gill problems and a few problems done in the 70s by Bob Kamps and Dennis Horning. Look for the boulder perched on a pedestal. There will be a Gill white arrow on the start. Start low in the overhanging open book. Move up and out through the bulge on small quartz crystals. Make a throw to a quartz ledge. Rest and fire the rest of the upper easier section. Classic and seldom climbed.
John Andersen on a V2/3 ascent by the Needles Eye.
John Andersen climbs a unknown V4 Below the Needles Eye.
John Andersen on the FA of a new V7. This block is located down from the Needles eye. Fun problems on this whole face.