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


ClimberDateStyle
FelixL 22/Oct -

P2 only, top rope from a piece mid wall, lead on the pieces on the crack. Actually added more faff on what to clip and the top rope a bit disturbing for the tricky reversing moves!

with Robin S, CHarrison
CHarrison 22/Oct Lead

Lead P2 onto the top. Plenty of gear and some good exposure! Got a good runner just before the top so left that in when returning to the belay ledge to make this easier (turned out to be harder) for Félix and and Robin.

with FelixL
myrddinmuse 15/Sep Lead O/S

What can I say. Did a mix between this one and the arete, and nearly had a heart attack on the top out. Expected a spike, or at least a shit nut, but diddly squat was available. Many thanks to two local climbers who did it before us, and shouted the weird loop anchor beta to me, they are the heroes I needed. Would not have figured it out on my own, nearly definitely. Cheers also for sending us pictures of us on the top! Belayed Meg Rosa and Adam up one at a time, they abbed down leaving me to solo down the easy arete. All in all, totally unique experience, lovely weather, pleasant company. Top notch.

with Rosa Taylor Beale, MegWan Brown, Adam Vaughan
rosatb 15/Sep 2nd
Guy Chater 19/Jul AltLd
dprctr 27/May Lead O/S

Did it as one pitch which was a bit silly.

with Lynn Lui
Scott Quinn 18/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with dad
tiga271 11/Sep/14 AltLd

Lead wasdale crack pitch

with Mark
ColdAndWet 29/Jun/14 AltLd

Brilliant climb with a fantastic top pitch. Harder but less polished than the original way to the top.

with Simon Rogers
Scott Quinn 20/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Down after coming up the original way

Adamski1986 17/May/14 Lead O/S
stub1990 17/May/14 2nd
with Adam Gregg
Hidden 17/May/14 2nd
Goose4 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
J.Atkins 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Top pitch of the needle from the shoulder, placed gear for tom to down lead on as he hadn't found any going up

Paul Clarke ??/1971 AltLd
with FMC
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