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Crestone Peak and Crestone Needle 14,294'

Summary of Solo Climb on August 7, 2010:
Traverse from the Peak to the Needle
Start 5am from the Cottonwood TH
Summit Crestone Peak 9am
930-1030am Traverse to Crestone Needle
1030am Summit of the Crestone Needle
11am-2pm Descend to Cottonwood TH

Crestone Needle Summit Shot......Above, a look at the Needle from upper Cottonwood Basin.
Class 5 free climb up the face of the needle (below)
Looking south to the Great Sand Dunes from Crestone Peak's Summit.

Sweet summit pitch up the SW face of the Needle on those Conglomerate Knobs!

Crestone PeakMarmotCrestone PkSummit of Crestone Pk
NeedleGendarmes on the TraverseChute #1Up the Summit Pitch
Looking down the summit pitchWarningPiles of ConglomerateHumboldt Peak
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