Erciyes Trip Report (#8553)

John Hunyadi led all the pitches the Ellingwood Arete Direct for my 14th ascent of the Needle. I've climbed the 1st and second colouirs on the SW side, completed the traverse both to and from Crestone Peak, but this was definitely the most challenging day I've had on this peak. Every major move and crack had snow or ice. We had to rope for even the lower class 5 pitches. Looong, but rewarding, day. Thanks John!

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