Pins and Needles Climbing Guide

The Pins and Needles climbing area is located at the southern end of the Lick Creek subrange of the Salmon River Mountains northeast of Cascade, Idaho. It is an area of solid granite spires, pinnacles and walls centered around Needles Peak. The following climbing guide covers many of the technical routes. (You can click on the box in the upper right hand corner of the window below to open the guide in a new window or use the link below the window to download the guide.)

The author reports “It’s a pretty user friendly area which others climbers have begun developing as well. The mileage is a little off, they straightened the road and remarked others. It’s about 5-6 miles from Gold Fork Hots Springs east on FS 498 to FS 402. Turns right onto 402 access road for 2+/- miles to 402C (marked with brown marker in brush on left side of road) turn left. Drive to large parking area / campsite at end of road. Walk up trail from there. Access to Needles remains as is described in guide. It is the next left off of 402, turn left on 402G, left at the T and look for a faint trail.”

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