The Needle*** E3 5c
83m, 3 pitches. High in the grade. Sustained 2nd pitch.
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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/15

Lead p1, seconded p2 in pretty wild (windy and wet) weather. Really good route!
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Anna Gilyeat

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15

Robb Bert - AltLd - 13/Jun/15

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with julie carroll

Fell off last moves at the top in the wide crack. Was amazed to have hung on for that long! Felt really hard and sustained, but absolutely brilliant.
Julie Carroll - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/14 with Dan Gibson

Greasy with some seepage so felt E4
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Andy Wilson

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Matt Nuttall

lead P2
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

led p1 and 3
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with owian

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

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

Epic 5 hour ascent...Led p1 and 3. P1 has a scary urgent pumpy section and is tricky to get into off the deck but ok if you take the time to plan it. Took the 5b option at the top of the pitch, why? Because I'm short and a juggy runout romp up a steep wall appeals to me more than a reachy, well protected thrutch. Mase had a bit of an epic on his pitch (see his log). Was knackered once I reached the bottom of the 3rd pitch and I'm not a crackmaster so was intimidated but just took it as it came and it went fine. An epic day out. I Fucking love trad climbing...
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Mason

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 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

I led pitch 1 and dropped 2 of Pete's new small Aliens into the sea. Expensive route!
Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Pete Finklaire

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.
uphillnow - 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

Roy Stuart - AltLd O/S - May/86 with Dave Waters

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

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