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(j) Paisano Pinnacle

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(j) Paisano Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,382'
Location: 33.771, -116.696 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 31, 2006
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Todd Gordon on "Paisano Overhang". Photo...


Paisano Pinnacle sits on top of the Sunshine Face, and is very obvious from a distance (e.g. when viewed from Tahquitz Rock). It has an odd mix of routes, including the spectacular Paisano Overhang - an offwidth roof crack.

Getting There 

Any route on the Sunshine Face will lead up to Paisano Ledge, at the base of the pinnacle. However, the easiest approach is Bye Gully. To descend from the top, most people rappel down to Paisano Ledge. The exception is using Superfly to go directly to the top of the rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (j) Paisano Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (j) Paisano Pinnacle:
Superfly   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Paisano Overhang   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Gordon on "Paisano Overhang". Photo...

Paisano Overhang 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : (j) Paisano Pinnacle
The Paisano Overhang is a 4" to 6" offwidth 20 foot roof crack on Paisano pinnacle atop the Sunshine Face on the front side of Paisano jam crack. The crux is definitely the lip the last 6 to 8 feet of the roof go beyond inverted with MAX exposure high above the Sunshine Face....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jay Anderson 1980's photo by Sam Davidson.
Jay Anderson 1980's photo by Sam Davidson.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jay Anderson (bat hang) 1980's Photo by Sam Davids...
Jay Anderson (bat hang) 1980's Photo by Sam Davids...

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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 15, 2006
Legend has it an (empty) bottle of Carlo Rossi Paisano used to reside on the summit. Hard men climb the Paisano Overhang with a Paisano Hangover!

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