Ascent of Needle Point on 2018-07-07

Climber: jeff carr

Others in Party:Ela Schmidt
Date:Saturday, July 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Needle Point
    Elevation:9018 ft / 2748 m

Ascent Trip Report

We (Ela Schmidt and myself) did this in a one day push. Starting at the Main Eagle Trailhead we hiked in on trail #1922 until we hit the base of the mountain just west of the summit. At that point we were at 7000 feet. From there we scrambled up the hillside through trees, rocks and marshy ground about 700 feet to a sloping valley with an excellent view of the west side of Needle Point. If you were coming from the Cached Lake route, this is where our route and that one converge. On the left side is an easy ramp (with some snow when we did it) then a traverse to the right to get on the west face. All in all, the hardest climbing was that first 700 feet upon leaving the trail. The rest was remarkable easy.
There was no summit register that we were able to find. The summit is very nice, about 60 feet long and 20 feet wide with some very good views of many peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4068 ft / 1239 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.8 km
    Route:Trail 1922
    Trailhead:Main Eagle  4950 ft / 1508 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes

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