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.
Approach from the Mitchell Lake Trailhead over Mt. Audubon or via the trail from Coney Flats.
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Ghost Dancer Couloir Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine, 1200 feet
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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