Ascent of Crestone Needle in 2006-07
|Others in Party:||Barry Raven|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14197 ft / 4327 m|
Ascent Trip Report5.8, 5.9 variation to Ellingwood Ledges. Free soloed all the lower scrambling sections (some exposed 4th Class); roped up for the last two 5th Class pitches. Be advised: plan for a long long day if climbing all scrambling sections roped - running belays would help make it faster.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Rope|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Route:||5.9- variation to Ellingwood Ledges|
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