Ascent of The Needles on 2016-09-18

Climber: David Graves

Others in Party:Matthew Neau
Date:Sunday, September 18, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:The Needles
    Elevation:9240 ft / 2816 m

Ascent Trip Report

Phase 1 of the tip was The Needles, just above The Needles Lodge. Took the ridge trail from the lodge and then just followed the trail, which led around the west of the peak. Met some people and backtracked to find the peak trail.
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"Feet around the marker" photo with David Graves and Matt Neau (2016-09-18). Photo by David Graves.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2840 ft / 865 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2840 ft / 865 m
    Route:Needles Trail to Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Snowbasin Resort  6400 ft / 1950 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt Ogden (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1The Needles2016-09-182840 ft / 866 m
2Floyd Iverson Ridge2016-09-1881 ft / 25 m
3Mount Ogden2016-09-18260 ft / 79 m
Total Trip Gain: 3181 ft / 970 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Graves
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