Orange Pillar Rock Climbing
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Beautiful orange colored buttress with numerous cracks and corners. Boi-oi-oing has become somewhat of an instant classic among crack aficionados. Gets good morning sun.
There is a smaller buttress below the actual Orange Pillar formation that hosts a number of excellent single pitch crack lines, including Tommy Boy. See the Beta Photo below for some new route activity.
Walk past the First Cliff, Right Tower then make your way up and across an unstable scree slope to get there. About 200 yards west of the main area. South and East facing.
Climbing Season For the Patricia Bowl area.
Weather station 18.4 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Orange Pillar:
Tommy Boy 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Orange Pillar
Boi-oi-oi-ing! 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Orange Pillar
P1 (5.10a): Climbs up the right side of a giant wedged block about 25 feet off the ground. Continue up double cracks to the highest ledge before the upper headwall. Bolted anchor at 85 feet.P2 (5.10a): Start out slightly up and left of the anchor and get ready for 165 feet of hand jamming! Generally there are two or three cracks to choose from. When in doubt, stay to the left. Bolted anchor.P3 (5.9): Not recommended due to loose rock and friable holds. If you do climb this, we left some...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Tommy Boy buttress and a bunch of new routes from ...
Early Summer approaches can be treacherous.
BETA PHOTO: The Orange Pillar.
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 7, 2010
The base of Orange Pillar is still covered in a lot of snow. Be prepared to kick steps a fair distance to the base of the wall. An ice axe is very helpful for safe traverse--a fall would be extremely bad. Belay inside the randkluft.
First Cliff is essentially free of snow and is safer and easier to climb at currently.