The Needles of the Southern Sierra

Photos by Nathaniel Walker — The splitter cracks and bright lichen of the Needles is hard to mistake for any other climbing area in the world. The awe inspiring formations: Magician, Djinn, Charlatan, Wizard, Sorcerer, Witch, Warlock, Necromancer, Fire Wall, Voodoo Dome, and Demon Dome, have attracted climbers year-after-year, since they were discovered. Most formations have at least an hour approach, which helps keep the crowds away and ensures a tranquil experience. Nathaniel captures such classics as Atlantis, Thin Ice, Igor Unchained, Davey Jones Locker, Pyromania and more ...

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