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Dorado Needle / Early Morning Spire

These promi­nent alpine rock climbs in the North Cas­cades Nation­al Park are among the finest in the range.Towering above the Inspi­ra­tion and McAl­lis­ter Glac­i­ers, these climbs offer a superb chal­lenge for sol­id inter­me­di­ate lev­el climbers amidst a remote wilder­ness setting. 

Regard­ed as two of the best alpine rock climbs in the Cas­cade Pass region, Dora­do Nee­dle and Ear­ly Morn­ing Spire com­bine a long glaciat­ed approach and up to 12 pitch­es of spec­tac­u­lar climb­ing. The west arête of Eldo­ra­do, while occa­sion­al­ly marred with some loose rock, offers one of the longest, most aes­thet­ic lines in the Cas­cades, some 3,000-feet long. This is a full alpine climb­ing adven­ture, per­fect for climbers who want to push their abil­i­ties and employ a mixed bag of climb­ing skills.

This climb is done on a cus­tom basis. 


  • Dora­do Nee­dle & Ear­ly Morn­ing Spire

    from $1,350 – 3 Days

    • 1:1 - $1,875 per person
    • 2:1 - $1,350 per person


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  • Dora­do Nee­dle & Ear­ly Morn­ing Spire

    from $1,350

    3 Days

    • 1:1 - $1,875 per person
    • 2:1 - $1,350 per person
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Ear­ly Morn­ing Spire: 8,200 ft / 2499 m

Dora­do Nee­dle: 8,440 ft / 2573 m


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