Climbing: August 2-4, 2014 (Needles)

August 2-4, 2014. Needles, Sequoia National Forest, California, USA

Above, first row: Warlock Needle; second row: Monica and John on top of Our Lady of the Needles, 5.7; third row: our rainy day spent the California Hot Springs.

We spent a 3 day weekend at the Needles with Dong and Marlin. We had an awesome time camping at the trailhead with a small crowd of otherwise all male climbers.

Saturday August 2, 2014

  • Igor Unchained “5.9++” Super fun.
  • Fancy Free 5.10c (I got my foot stuck in a chimney for a good 20 minutes!!! I had to take my shoe off.)

Sunday August 3, 2014

  • Rest / Rainy Day at the Ponderosa Lodge for breakfast and at the California Hot Springs for ice cream and relaxation.

Monday August 4th, 2014

  • Thin Ice 5.10b (This was a lot harder than Fancy Free but I LOVED this route.)
  • Spooky 5.9 (Nobody told me about the horrible offwidth!)
  • Our Lady of the Needles 5.7 (Short but fun thin crack.)

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