The Needles

Airy Interlude

Airy Interlude.

The Needles

The Needles.

In many ways, this place reminds us of Arizona’s Cochise: though the area is slightly smaller in scale, the routes seem to offer more crack climbing mileage. We’ve done three very brief trips to date – just enough to whet our appetites. A bit of a pain to get to for those who have to fly in and are seeking a quickie trip, but doable even on a standard weekend. Would love to go back for a few more classics. Also, the lower approach (eg. White Punks) is reasonably dog friendly; the upper or standard approach is not.

By Trip

Thin Ice

Thin Ice.

White Punks On Dope

White Punks On Dope.

  • “Needles Failure” (July 2020)
  • White Punks On Dope (May 2018)
  • Search For Rain (July 2015)
  • The Needles Intro (August 2014)
  • By Route



    The Needles

    Welcome to The Needles.

  • Airy Interlude (5.10a, 3 pitches)
  • Anti-Jello Crack (5.9+, first 2 pitches)
  • Igor Unchained (5.9, 3 pitches)
  • Spooky (5.9 2 pitches)
  • Thin Ice (5.10b, 3 pitches)
  • White Punks On Dope (5.8, 6 pitches)
  • Go Swimming

    The Needles

    Great times.

    The Needles

    Benny and daddy enjoying the river (July 2020).