Trip Report
TR: Atlantis, The Needles (CA)
Thursday August 15, 2013 10:41am
The final moves on Pitch 4 of Atlantis
The final moves on Pitch 4 of Atlantis
Credit: Aaron Cassebeer
http://theinspiredclimber.com/2013/08/14/trip-report-atlantis-5-11c-the-needles-ca/

Thanks for looking,
Aaron Cassebeer

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Aaron Cassebeer
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Aaron Cassebeer is a climber from Mojave, CA.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Aug 15, 2013 - 10:58am PT
Pretty fine fotos.

Who gets the credit?

And way to go!
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
  Aug 15, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Great pictures. FYI, its "biners". A beaner is something else.
Aaron Cassebeer

climber
Mojave, CA
Author's Reply  Aug 15, 2013 - 01:28pm PT
Wow, huge mental error on my part. Post updated to "biners"
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
  Aug 15, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Pretty cool climbing, no?

Thanks for the TR

TeleRoss

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
  Aug 15, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
beautiful route for sure

but, it's not really onsight when you've got all the beta
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
  Aug 15, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
Nice shots. TFPU. Curious about all the action on this route though. I was up there this past weekend on the Witch, and there were four parties on Atlantis while every other route in the area sat empty. Looks awesome and definitely on my to do list (assuming I can get out there enough) but with so many other awesome routes within stone's throw, the herd mentality was odd.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  Aug 15, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Nice photos and story on the crux. I've found that next pitch to be exciting, too.
cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
  Aug 15, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Atlantis is popular since it is a good way to break into the grade. Many people have much more trouble on the Don Juan wall.

Great photos in the TR!

 Luke
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Aug 15, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
Nice , thank you!!!!
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
  Aug 15, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
I finally did the Lost at Sea pitch off Atlantis and can't recommend this pleasurable diversion enough if you've got an extra 30-45 minutes! Nice work Aaron. That's a fun route to say the least!

Josh
hamik

Mountain climber
Pasadena, CA
  Aug 16, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Cool that you're getting out what with that wedding on the way! This drummed up my excitement for my first Needles trip in September, gracias :-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  Aug 16, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
NICE JOB! Imagine if you will for a moment, some guy , onsight soloing that, and while he waits for the videographer to change cartridges, gets bored and does a perfect flag manuver more than half way up..
Aaron Cassebeer

climber
Mojave, CA
Author's Reply  Aug 19, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Trip Report updated with photo credits.

Ron, I didn't know he was climbing onsight! A different league for sure. Hopefully my post will inspire other less gifted athletes to challenge themselves.

-Aaron Cassebeer
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
  Aug 19, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
Dood that is a HARD route and a gold star for doin it.!! Dano was, as i often told him,, not of this earth lol!
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