The Obverse Route*** MVS 4b
24m, 2 pitches. A brilliant top pitch. Pass through the gap behind the Needle to reach an obvious crack on the side of the Needle facing Lingmell.
1.) 18m (4b), climb the steep slab right of the crack on small holds to the Platform, then a large flake, followed by a slab, to the shoulder.
2.) 6m (4b), hand traverse right, along the horizontal crack under the top block (and over the Gap) to gain its northwest arete (opposite Needle Ridge). Finish with steep moves up the arete on good holds.
SW Herford and W. Brunskill Aug/1912
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This climb is in 11 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

scott quinn - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/15 with dad

Lead wasdale crack pitch
tiga271 - AltLd - 11/Sep/14 with Mark

Brilliant climb with a fantastic top pitch. Harder but less polished than the original way to the top.
ColdAndWet - AltLd - 29/Jun/14 with Simon Rogers

scott quinn - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Tom Priestley

Down after coming up the original way
Tom.Priestley - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Scott Quinn

Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Stuart Bennett, Kerry Gutteridge

stub1990 - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Adam Gregg

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/14

Goose4 - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/12

Top pitch of the needle from the shoulder, placed gear for tom to down lead on as he hadn't found any going up
J.Atkins - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 1971

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