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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User Date Style Notes & Partners
tomchitson 6 Jul Lead O/S
Amy Henchoz 12 Apr 2nd
Wizzy 28 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S Lovely top pitch
Lovely top pitch
Kevin_Daniel_Garvey 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Gibbs3799 11 Jul, 2018 Lead β
maguires 21 May, 2018 -
piken 21 May, 2018 -
Hidden 16 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
tsl42 13 May, 2018 AltLd O/S P1.
P1.
smelliedebs ?May, 2018 AltLd Led top pitch as hadn't previously. The best belay spot in Cumbria!!
with Tim
Led top pitch as hadn't previously. The best belay spot in Cumbria!!
with Tim
Flavio 11 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
JendeHoxar 11 Mar, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Adamski1986 16 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt
smelliedebs 16 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Adam
with Adam
Pevans 31 May, 2017 Lead β Seconded the first, then once back on the shoulder climbed it again as the lead
Seconded the first, then once back on the shoulder climbed it again as the lead
CHarrison 22 Oct, 2016 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
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
Hidden 22 Oct, 2016 -
rosatb 15 Sep, 2016 2nd
with Adam, MegWan, myrddinmuse
with Adam, MegWan, myrddinmuse
Hidden 15 Sep, 2016 2nd
myrddinmuse 15 Sep, 2016 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 rosatb, MegWan, Adam Vaughan
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 rosatb, MegWan, Adam Vaughan
Guy Chater 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd
scottidog 17 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Horrible to reverse!
Horrible to reverse!
James Horner 17 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
dprctr 27 May, 2016 Lead O/S Did it as one pitch which was a bit silly.
with Lynn Lui
Did it as one pitch which was a bit silly.
with Lynn Lui
Lynnliu 27 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
with dprctr
with dprctr
Hidden 22 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
Scott Quinn 18 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt
with dad
with dad
tiga271 11 Sep, 2014 AltLd Lead wasdale crack pitch
with Mark
Lead wasdale crack pitch
with Mark
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 AltLd
Scott Quinn 20 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Tom.Priestley 20 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Down after coming up the original way
Down after coming up the original way
Hidden 17 May, 2014 2nd
stub1990 17 May, 2014 2nd
with Adam Gregg
with Adam Gregg
Adamski1986 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Goose4 14 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
J.Atkins 1 Jul, 2011 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
Top pitch of the needle from the shoulder, placed gear for tom to down lead on as he hadn't found any going up
Hidden ??, 1971 AltLd
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