Piton D'Or (The Golden Piton)
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Routes in Piton Spire
|Piton D'Or (The Golden Piton) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||Cory Fleagle, Aaron Miller, Jason Maurer (8/12/10)|
|Page Views:||1,146 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||Cor on Aug 31, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route is on the spire to the climber's left (west) of the Otis Flower Tower.
The spire has been climbed before. I could not find a name for it, so we dubbed it The Piton Spire.
LocationThis route starts on the left side of the formation on a rock ledge.
Clip the golden piton at the start, and step out right over a void. Gain the dihedral and climb!
After the dihedral/pitch 1, move/walk the belay right until you are under a wide crack looming above. Climb the slabs up to the wide crack/left-facing dihedral. Climb it to a ledge.
Move slightly left to climb more slabs/wide crack/right-facing dihedral to another ledge.
Climb short broken terrain up to the summit ridge, and head right up the ridge to the top.
To descend, rap off summit to notch behind spire (single rope), then a double rope rap into the gully to the east. Scramble down, and make one more single rap to the ground below.