Climbing the Crestone Needle

Picture of Kim, Gokul, and Dan.

Kim, Gokul, and Dan at the Summit of the Crestone Needle, 14,203 feet above sea level.

Over Labor Day weekend, Kim, Gokul and I took a road trip to Colorado to climb the Crestone Needle. This mountain was featured in Fifty Classic Climbs on North America by Steve Roper and Allen Steck. We climbed the Ellingwood Ledges route, which contains several grassy ledges interspersed with rock scrambles and a few roped pitches near the summit. The climb went amazingly smooth, with our biggest problem happening once we got back to the car.

Rather than try to capture the whole trip in words, I have put together this video:

And here are my photos from the climb:
Crestone Needle Photos

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