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The Needle*** E3 5c

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83m, 3 pitches. High in the grade. Sustained 2nd pitch.
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with gwen lancashire

Off route looking for Scavenger! Not sure if this was the route
cbeard - AltLd dog - 16/Jul/13 with Jonny Hawkins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Awesome line. Must be fit if this is top end E3, felt pretty steady.
JRae - AltLd - 13/Oct/12 with M Watson

Pitch 1 & 2
metal arms - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

felt easy, must be fit
mwatson - AltLd O/S - Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

Led pitch 2. Steep and sustained, cracking route. Top crack was brutal.
Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/11

lead 1 and 3. 1 was steep with some hard moves at the top. 3 was very pleseant. pitch two was fairly sustained although again with good gear/rests. one hard section to get onto ledge.. wish I could lay down the power sometimes!
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Remus Knowles

1st pitch
barni - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/11 with luke

p2
Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/11 with Barni

Led 2nd pitch. Had an epic, chalk bag came undone and just managed to realise in time and reversed with it in my teeth. When i arrived at the top section the shake-out undercut was gopping and absorbed all my chalk, or what was left of it after the drop. ended up swerving right into the camel and reversing to the pinnacle. Led off from here and used the left hand easy option, which is no easier. Good route but feels escapable all the way.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Duncan Campbell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Dave Rumney - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Pete Johnston

Matt Vigg - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

mux - AltLd O/S - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/06

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/06 with Ash

Ian McNeill - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

NeilGriffiths - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Dave Garry

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - May/02 with Viv

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/00 with Dave Taylor

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/99

Hidden - 2nd - 1996

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/94 with Chris Wilson

ChrisJD - AltLd - Sep/93 with PaulOr

Very hot for time of year and crack greasy.
David Smith - Lead - 24/Apr/90

andy gittins - Lead - 1990

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1989 with Nick Keekus

keefe - 1989

neilh - 2nd - 04/May/86 with dave marsh

andy gittins - 1985

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1982 with Neil Molnar (Noddy)

Mike Owen - 04/Apr/81 with Andy Pollitt

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/79

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Martin Haworth, Andrew Wilson, owain86, Hidden, Hidden, cosreba, a_radiohead_fan

Voting
Total votes cast 54
hard E40 of 18
E40 of 18
easy E40 of 18
hard E39 of 18
E38 of 18
easy E31 of 18
hard E20 of 18
E20 of 18
easy E20 of 18
hard 6a0 of 17
6a0 of 17
easy 6a0 of 17
hard 5c8 of 17
5c9 of 17
easy 5c0 of 17
hard 5b0 of 17
5b0 of 17
easy 5b0 of 17
3 Stars12 of 19
2 Stars6 of 19
1 Star1 of 19
0 Stars0 of 19
Bag of .....0 of 19
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Style of ascent

Lead8 of 46 (17.4%)
Followed2 of 46 (4.3%)
Alt Leads27 of 46 (58.7%)
Unknown9 of 46 (19.6%)

'Climbed'20 of 46 (43.5%)
clean O/S24 of 46 (52.2%)
clean rpt1 of 46 (2.2%)
dogged1 of 46 (2.2%)