Napes Needle

Napes Needle is a 30 foot spire of rock, rising from half way up Great Gable, a mountain in the lake district. It was first ascented by W.P.Haskett Smith in 1886, which is thought to be the origins of rock climbing becoming a sport in its own right.

Other napes include Cat Rock and Spinx rock.

Do Not try to attempt napes needle without rock climbing gear as it is graded HS (hard severe)

Elevation (feet): 2,200
Elevation (meters): 671
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Lake District
Latitude: 54.4782
Longitude: -3.21783
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul
Year first climbed: 1886
First successful climber(s): WP Haskett Smith
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Wasdale Head

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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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