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Piton Tower Rock Climbing 

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A small tower in front of Rattlesnake Rock. Some historic climbing occurred here from 1948 to a visit from Peter Croft in 1984.

Getting There 

same approach as for Rattlesnake. About a 1/2 mile north of Castle rock a paved pullout is on the river side of Rt. 2. You can see the area from along the road. A steep trail takes about 15-20 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Piton Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Piton Tower:
East Face   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 75'   
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Featured Route For Piton Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: 2/3 way up.

East Face 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : ... : Piton Tower
1st ascent of the tower in 1948 was this route.The free ascent in 1961 was considered 5.8 while placing pitons. There was an assortment of 1/4" bolts and fixed pins. Some relics remain, but I would not trust them much. The start is the physical crux, there are pro placements up there, stemming and chimney technique get you up it. There is a chock stone mid way up that made me nervous, seems to be wedged in....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: Piton Tower as seen from the approach trail
BETA PHOTO: Piton Tower as seen from the approach trail
Rock Climbing Photo: a winter ascent of Piton Tower.
a winter ascent of Piton Tower.

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