The thunder’s rolling now, but the weather was glorious at the Needle’s Eye this afternoon. It’s been beautiful in the Needles all Spring.
The picture above shows Rich on the first 1/3 of the Larry route on Blockhead. “Five nine” says Larry. I’m not convinced.
It’s hard to switch back and forth between the Tower and the climbs in Custer State Park. The gear at the Tower is generally straightforward and the falls are clean. Needles placements are devious and you really shouldn’t fall. You always feel off-balance.
Climbing doesn’t need Title Nine, it’s got Cheryl.
Rich got to lead Sore Thumb first this year. This spire is the climbable Escher.