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Paiute Peak

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Paiute Peak  

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Elevation: 13,088'
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Submitted By: Dougald MacDonald on Jun 7, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Our ascent to the ridge of Paiute.


Although it's somewhat lost in views from the east between hulking Mt. Audubon and striking Mt. Toll, Paiute has a 1,500-foot northeast face, a rugged north ridge, and a fun spring snow climb and ski descent on the south face.

Getting There 

Approach from the Mitchell Lake Trailhead over Mt. Audubon or via the trail from Coney Flats.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

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Featured Route For Paiute Peak
The 1,500-foot northeast face of Paiute Peak from the north slopes of Mt. Audubon. The Ghost Dancer Couloir takes the central line on the face (the right-hand of two prominent couloirs).

Ghost Dancer Couloir Mod. Snow  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Paiute Peak
This is the central couloir on the big, steep northeast face of Paiute Peak. The face is about 1,500 feet high. Jack Roberts and I started on a snow-free bench on the left side of the face and climbed about 1,200 vertical feet on June 6, 2009. We started late, because of a very long approach, and soft snow allowed us to kick steps unroped up most of the couloir. The couloir appears to end at a large, ominous headwall below the top, but a hidden, six-foot-wide slot snakes up to the left and pops ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Chris Miller skiing the SE snowfield of Paiute in June.
Chris Miller skiing the SE snowfield of Paiute in ...
Chris Miller trying not to get blown over in front of Paiute.
Chris Miller trying not to get blown over in front...
Climbing the east ridge of Paiute.
Climbing the east ridge of Paiute.
Our line of descent, many to choose from.
BETA PHOTO: Our line of descent, many to choose from.

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