Day Needle, East Face. In July Ed Conner and I free-climbed this face staying, as far as we could tell, on Beckey’s original route up the prow except that we started the route by third-classing about 300 feet up the couloir to a point about 30 feet below and left of a prominent roof. The route was 13 to 15 pitches, and took 8 hours. NCCS IV, F7-F8.
John Vawter, W-town Mountaineers