The Needles

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It is actually a small cluster of peaks with The Needles taking the highest point. The cluster is located north of Pine Creek and NW of Early Winters creek just to the west of Delancy Ridge. The USGS map marks 8140 as the highest summit, however the highest summit is marked as 8040+ on the map and is considered to be 8160 feet in elevation.

Elevation (feet): 8,170
Elevation (meters): 2,490
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.5989
Longitude: -120.649
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct
Year first climbed: 1944
First successful climber(s): Helmy Beckey, Larry Strathdee
Nearest major airport: Seattle
Convenient Center: Mazama

Thanks to Stefan Feller for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #9593 - by Stefan Feller on Apr 25, 2000
    Ascend through the middle of two small creeks directly above Lone Fir campground. Look for a climbers path. Ascend all the way to the summit ridge. Take the ridge and traverse over to the summit...