Crestone Needle

Crestone Needle Trip Report (#10274)

On May 24th, 2002 we climbed the Ellingwood Arete route. Temperature never got above freezing and it snowed on us making the day a long, cold one. The major cracks and moves were filled with ice and new snow on the rock made things difficult. With nice weather it would have been a great climb. However, the 5.5 and 5.7 felt like 5.9 given our conditions. South Colony Lakes basin is beautiful.

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