Erciyes Trip Report (#8556)
- Signed By: Dan Wiedrich
- Date submitted: May 23, 2004
This is an awesome peak! I made it to the top of the Needle from lower south colony lake twice in 3 days. The 1st day we started going toward broken hand pass under increasing cloud cover. After the pass Ern turned around due to illness. Later, Tom I. turned around because he got off route and the weather looked questionable. Ray F and I continued quickly since the weather seemed to be getting worse. We made it to the top and got about 300 yards from camp before it started hailing. The next day all 4 of us climbing Humboldt in the fog...
The last day Tom I. wanted to give the Needle another try. I joined him and together we climbed it. Again, the clouds were building up but the precipation held off.