FATMAP difficulty grade
Traditional South Face ascent of Crestone Needle.
Backpack in the prior day and enjoy basecamp at South Colony Lakes.
The Route up the needle is class 3, exposed, and requires route finding.
Be sure to know which gully you came up, and find the same on the way down.
Know before you go! Additional route planning information can be found here: https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=cpea2&peak=The%20Crestones%20and%20Humboldt%20Peak&level=main&type=14ers&&sid=51d715c97847e246e4de8f2c38c974c9