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Ascent of Weavers Needle on 2012-04-07

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Mark Butski
Greg Gerlach
Laurent Hoffman
Jen Blackie
Jack Keifer
Matt Hengst
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 7, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Weavers Needle
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:4553 ft / 1387 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***
led by Matthew Hengst, Jack Keifer, Jen Blackie

Second day of three day trip. Route in was via Peralta Canyon to the western side of Needle. Scramble to base of rock massive then two pitch Class 5 (5.2 - 5.4) climb up western face to small saddle between northern and southern (high point) needles. One very short roped class 3 pitch up onto southern (high point) needle followed by exposed class 3 scramble to summit. 3 raps down near end of day and then out for sunset and then starry night skies.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3 ft / 1 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Peralta Cyn to Western Face
    Trailhead:4550 ft / 1386 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
warm, hazy skies
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Weavers Needle (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Buzzards Roost2012-04-06
2Weavers Needle2012-04-07
3Superstition Benchmark2012-04-08



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