Album: Spanish Needle
- Outdoor Adventures
- Album Date
- 3/30/2003 12:00:00 AM
- Date Added
- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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This is where you turn off the Canebrake road. It's easy to miss and had some big ruts. Low Clearance vehicles not recommended unless the road condition improves.
Just a short distance off the Canebrake road I had to park here outside the gate. This gate might not have been locked but if you proceed further you have to make a muddy creek crossing.
Looked pretty muddy. I was somewhat glad I didn't attempt to drive though here.
"No Tresspassing"? Yeah right. Isn't this a public trail in a designated wilderness area?
Sure would be nice if one could drive up a bit closer.
If by some chance you were able to get this far with a vehicle you would have to stop here.
One of the rock filled chutes. These are loose and tedious.
Spanish Needle summit block with the sloping slab to the left.
A closer view of the Spanish Needle summit block. I believe a climb up this side is class 4.
On the ledge. Be extremely cautious if any snow, ice, or gravel is present. A slide off the ledge would probably be fatal. In this photo a little snow is present but was avoidable. I stayed as far to the right as possible.
Spanish Needle North summit as seen from the true summit.
Owens Peak as seen from Spanish Needle to the North.
Descending back over the sloping ledge. Going down a bit trickier.