Elevation 14,240+ feet, 4340+m
Difficulty rating: Advanced Rock
|1-3 Days||PVT Guided Rate||5.10c||TBA|
Located immediately south of Mt. Whitney is Keeler Needle. This 15 pitch route has long been a test piece in the Sierra. It is sustained and strenuous, but for the prepared climber it is a great challenge. It requires climbers to be capable of climbing 5.10 off width cracks and long sustained pitches of 5.9. Chimneys, hand cracks, stemming, and delicate face climbing are encountered. We start at the base of the climb wearing headlamps and complete the route in one day. This climb requires a high level of commitment from start to finish. We are proud to offer this climb to our past clientele.