We will be staying out in Indian Creek surrounded by beautiful desert landscapes. Our home base will be the Needles Outpost campground. Located just a short drive from all of the world class crack climbs that Indian Creek has to offer. We will be staying in our individual tents, vans or campers with access to bathrooms with running water and coin operated showers. There is also a small general store on property in case you forgot anything or need a cold drink or ice cream at the end of our days.
Canyonlands Needles Outpost that operates completely off-grid with a campground right outside the entrance of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, only 1.5 miles from the parks’ visitors center. Needles Outpost combines the fun of rustic camping spots with a few modern conveniences. The Needles Outpost can accommodate both RVs and tents and tepees.
Services include gasoline, propane, RV dumping, a well-stocked general store with ice, treats, drinks, and a private safe campground and bathhouse with flush toilets and showers. The store and bathhouse both run off of solar power. All water is purchased and hauled in 1,000 gallons at a time. When staying with us, please help us conserve power and water.
The Needles Outpost campground features a beautiful unique landscape and is right next to the park. Visitors staying with us fall asleep to warm desert sounds and wake up to a symphony of natural morning light shining on the Needles of Canyonlands National Park.
Optional Tower Day
This is a full day and includes all gear and guided experience up iconic Ancient Art tower or Looking Glass Rock (depending on skill level).
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to use your new and improved climbing skills to reach a spectacular summit.
At Fisher Towers, an ancient seabed layer has been worn away to make some of the most intricate formations in the Moab area.
Ancient Art sits near the base of the large towers, which loft 900′ above. Still, rising almost 350′ from its base to the corkscrew shaped summit, Ancient Art is one of the most gravity-defying summits in the area.
Route: Stolen Chimney (II 5.8 A0 or 5.10) 4 pitches
Desert towers were made famous when Castleton Tower was published in the 50 Classic Climbs (1979). This tower is one of the most scenic and iconic monoliths in the world. Standing atop a 1,000' talus cone, Castle Rock, as the locals refer it, rises 400' to its true summit 6,657' above sea level.
Route: Kor-Ingalls (5.9) - 4 pitches [First ascent 1961)
North Chimney (5.9) - 3 pitches
Our Guides On This Trip
Heidi is an accomplished climber in all realms of the sport. She has been guiding for over 20 years and is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and professional climber for The North Face. Along with her passion for climbing she has taught yoga for climbers for over a decade. She works with people to get them back into the flow state and help them realize that this is a natural state of our being. We will work on the mat and on the wall to help us grow and develop.
Educator, guide, and student, Jeff shares his passion to inspire growth, and exploration in the mountains through the lens of teaching, using the outdoors as a classroom. With years of experience building and leading high-performance teams in an industry-leading climbing gym, extensive travels to find growth and new perspectives, and a rigorous guiding education through the American Mountain Guides Association, Jeff is in a unique position to educate, inspire, and motivate you on your next adventure!