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Paiute Wall: Original Route T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 6,423 ft
GPS: 36.129, -115.513 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: J. Thompson on Mar 19, 2009
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

The paiute wall sits at the top of the North fork of Pine creek canyon. Named after a recon mission by the Uriostes in the early 1980's, this wall has been left untouched until recently. Facing directly east the wall see's morning and early afternoon sun. However it's altitude makes it undesirable in winter months. The name comes from the Paiute native American tribe who inhabited the Las Vegas valley.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Getting There

There are 2 ways to access the Paiute wall.
The first is to hike up the North fork of Pine creek canyon. This is a fairly long hike with plenty of boulder hopping and bushwhacking. Near the top you'll have to scramble or climb up cliffs and slabs to reach the base of the wall. If you choose to access the wall this way the descent is to go down the shoulder to the north, following the bridge mountain trail. Once you reach the saddle, before the final 3rd class scramble up Bridge mountain, descend slabs back south into Pine creek.
The Alternative approach is to hike in from the Rocky Gap road, utilizing the Bridge Mountain trail. You will need a high clearance vehicle to reach the trailhead.
To reach the base of the wall Descend the slabs from the saddle mentioned previously. Look for a ledge leading across an ampitheater of rock on the northern shoulder of the wall. Walk this ledge until oak brush forces you to climb down and around it. It may be desirable to rope up and climb a 200ft Horizontal pitch here, as the climbing is very exposed, but easy. After this traverse scramble up the obvious slabs to reach the base of the wall. The top outs are virtually on the Bridge mountain trail, which allows you to follow it back to the trailhead.

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