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Crestone Needle
Elevation: 14,197 feet
Climbed: Sep 30, 2007
Mountain Range: Sangre de Cristo Range
Colorado Rank: 18th
Class Rating: 3
Latitude: 37.964700
Longitude: -105.576000

Trip Report

Sep 30, 2007
This was a tough climb, with icy conditions often forcing the route into more difficult terrain.

Even with good conditions, this would have been the most challenging peak I've tackled to date. With icy conditions, the difficulty increased substantially.

The good news is that ice wasn't much of a factor during the descent, although there was still a crusty layer of snow in several spots, especially below Broken Hand Pass.

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