Keeler Needle Harding Route TR

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Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 25, 2007 - 08:38pm PT
Thanks for posting. I would love to do this route.
Zander
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Jun 26, 2007 - 06:57am PT

Colorado 5.12?
TwistedCrank

climber
a luxury Malibu rehabilitation treatment facility
Jun 26, 2007 - 09:10am PT
Black Canyon Grade II?
L

climber
A Light Glider on a Rising Thermal
Jun 26, 2007 - 09:11am PT
Whaddya mean "grainy"???? Those photos were awesome!

I've climbed the Mountaineers Route on Whitney two and a half times, and every time I get a good look at Keeler, I think "No way in hell...but dang--I sure wish I could!!!" Your great TR makes me think that maybe it's possible now.

Thanks for posting it.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Jun 26, 2007 - 09:21am PT
I have done the East Face and East Buttress several times. On one trip up the East Buttress i looked over to see someone free soloing Keeler. At first I thought he was roped and kept waiting for him to stop and set up a belay, but he just kept climbing. Turns out it was Croft. He ran past us on the trail while we hiked out. He probably did Keeler and the East Face maybe more that day. Impressive. Your TR has inspired me to get off my but and get up there and do the Harding route. Thanks.
handsome B

Gym climber
SL,UT
Jun 26, 2007 - 09:27am PT
wow, looks big and fun, thanks for the TR!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jun 26, 2007 - 09:32am PT
Awesome. The pics didn't come out too bad. Captured everything pretty well. Good job!
snakefoot

climber
cali
Jun 26, 2007 - 09:33am PT
one of the sierras finest, nice
clustiere

Trad climber
Durango, CO
Sep 3, 2007 - 12:01am PT
Sweet going next weekend
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 3, 2007 - 09:27am PT
Nice TR of a classic backcountry line. I can't locate the cover shot from Ascent 72....Anyone?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 4, 2007 - 02:13pm PT
Classic, it brings back memories! I don't remember any loose rock, a tiny bit grainy on that 2nd pitch.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 4, 2007 - 04:48pm PT
Ascent 1972 - Harding on the first winter ascent of the Keeler Needle

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 4, 2007 - 06:18pm PT
Thanks for that classic shot of Tim Auger, now the Banff Warden. I have never seen anybody else's version of that one, either. Superb!
clustiere

Trad climber
Durango, CO
Sep 11, 2007 - 03:35pm PT
just did this route last weekend and I found that the rock was pretty good.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Sep 11, 2007 - 03:45pm PT
worth noting that the ascent cover shot was/is a galen rowell pic.
kevsteele

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 11, 2007 - 05:01pm PT
I love that area, before we did the whole Crimson Wall we linked over to the Harding Route, nice and wide :-) Following year our route went straight up the headwall.

None of the guidebooks on the sierras have the Crimson Wall route correct! I need to update the topo with an overlay on Keeler so they get it right in future editions, meanwhile the original is posted here in the back vaults of obscurities on ST:

Crimson Wall

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