stuff I climbed (or at least tried to) when I was young and stupid …


These are some of “The Needles” along the Needles Highway in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Many of these climbs, though short, are difficult to protect, and even more difficult to descend from. At least they were 40 years ago. The locals who climb here have long earned the respect of visiting heathens like me. These climbs are demanding of full concentration.