Crestone Needle

Elevation (feet) 14,197

Elevation (meters) 4,327

Location Sangre de Cristo Range
Colorado, United States
North America

Latitude 37° 57' 53" N

Longitude 105° 34' 34" W

Best Climbing Months July, August, September

Year First Climbed 1916

First Climber(s) Albert Ellingwood
Eleanor Davis

Convenient Center(s) Alamosa, Colorado

Nearest Major Airport Alamosa

Easiest Summit Route Scramble

Crestone Needle was the last of Colorado's fourteeners to be climbed. It is one of Colorado's most difficult climbs based on its easiest route (class 3), and has many technical climbs. One guidebook describes it as a "a classic Crestone knob climb"