The Needle Mostly Trad climbing18 routes in area
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The Needle is readily identified from the Grand High Tops as the rocky spire E of Belougery Spire. This is the smallest of the four major spires in the park, being about 60 m high. Although Eric Dark, Dot English and party attempted this peak in 1936, they were unsuccessful and the first recorded ascent was by members of the University of New England Mountaineering Club in 1959.
Climbs are described anticlockwise from SW Arete.
The crag is on private property so permission must be sought first. The 1994 guide recommended phoning Coonabarabran Bushwalking Club. Please update this section if you have any information about how to gain access.
It may be reached from the Grand High Tops after a bit of walking. Alternatively, access directly through the private land after gaining permission.
Descent is by double-rope abseil from a bolt belay down the east side, or double-rope abseil from rap station atop The Kiruna Crooner.
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