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Weaver's Needle Summit climb and camp out!

Fall sleep under the stars and wake up with the world below you on top of Weaver's Needle! While not technically difficult, it is a gorgeous hike and opportunity to overnight on top of the 4,500 foot Weaver's Needle. We'll start at the Peralta Trailhead in the Superstitions, and from there it's a 4-mile hike to the base of the climb. Next will be 3 pitches of very low 5th-class climbing (5.2 maximum) while carrying our overnight gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, water, food, whiskey, etc.). Once on top there's enough flat ground to sleep 10 safely without tents. Sunday morning we'll do 3 rappels back to the base and then do the 4-5 miles back to the trailhead. I will need at least one person in the group comfortable lead belaying and everyone should be comfortable belaying and repelling . Group size and ability will determine time, but figure about 4-6 hours from the trailhead to the summit.

More details here: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/weavers-needle/105931022

What you will need to bring

All personal climbing gear, harness, belay device, helmet, personal anchor ,at least 3 locking beaners, headlamp, backpack large enough for all of your gear plus some room for group gear

sleeping pad, sleeping bag. There are not room for tents.

Enough water and food for being out overnight.

Bennett-
[masked] call me with any questions.

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CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT!

Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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  • Yuko

    Looks fun!! Schedule doesn't work this weekend but maybe next time!

    December 1, 2012

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  • Bennett +2
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