It took me 8 years to go back and try Spanish Needle again, but Cherry, Leo, and Harlan were nice enough to give it a go on 10/10/15. It was tough crossing those chutes, but not as bad as I remembered and we made it to the summit. Back in 2007, the snow on the final section stopped me. This time it was clear sailing. The parts that I worried about were pretty easy such as the slab crossing and the jump across, but there was one section that was a little uncomfortable downclimbing near the summit. A few photos and maps:
https://kathywing.smugmug.com/Californi ... le-101015/
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