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Ascent of The Needles on 2004-10-05

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Tuesday, October 5, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:The Needles
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:10068 ft / 3068 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked this with the CMC. We started on the Twin Owls trail and left the trail at the Cow Creek junction. We found a summit register with entries going back to the 1980s. Then we bushwhacked down a very steep gully to the Twin Owls trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2198 ft / 669 m
    Grade/Class:2+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2198 ft / 669 m
    Route:Twin Owls Trail/West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Lumpy Ridge Trailhead  7870 ft / 2398 m
Descent Statistics



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