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Elevation: 7,900'
Location: 48.5537, -120.593 View Map  Incorrect?
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Paisano Pinnacle from the overlook


North most of the Wine Spires and closest to Burgundy Col. Paisano is often overlooked because it appears much shorter than the other spires.

Paisano gets sun all afternoon and drys quickly after a storm. Often teams will link a route on Paisano with the north face of Burgundy Spire for a classic link-up route offering many pitches of excellent, clean climbing.

Getting There 

Approach from the pull off at MP 166 of WA20. Follow the climbers trail, which is quite steep, up to a bench at 6500 ft. Teams will often camp here and fresh water can be found at a spring close to camp.
From bench camp, take the trail SE towards Burgundy Col. About 750ft out of camp, take a trail that heads climbers right across slabs and head towards the tower.

Climbing Season

For the Silver Star and connected spires area.

Weather station 9.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Paisano Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Paisano Pinnacle:
West Ridge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 600'   
Rampage   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500'   
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West Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Paisano Pinnacle
P1: Follow an obviously white streaked S-shaped crack up past a tree. Belay on the ledge a little off of the left of the ridge. 125ft 5.8P2: Ramble up the ridge crest on easy blocks until you reach a big belay ledge next to a large boulder and the 5.7 crack of the next pitch. 200ft Easy 5thP3: Climb the crack up to a ledge with a tree. Move to the right on the ledge, climb the cracks up to the next ledge and belay with a #1 and chalks at the base of the twin cracks. 180ft 5.7P4: Climb the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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