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Paiute Pillar - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 2
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Another free line up the north buttress, this route ascends another prominent line almost directly next to Bird Hunter, and bumps into it higher up.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2004-08-06
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Route ID: 40939

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2010-04-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Paiute Pillar

I did Bird Hunter and Paiute three weeks apart. About the same really. Paiute starts lower and takes advantage of 200' of good rock before intersecting the start of Bird Hunter. The two PG 13 pitches (per FA topo) were no worse rock than the two soft pitches on Bird Hunter in about the same region. The scary pitch was actually the 5.8 pitch higher up with the only fixed gear on the route, a line of worthless bolts covering bad white rock. There is pro, just not of the confidence building variety. For sure best to take the Bird Hunter 5.9 corner vs the crappy 5.7 pitch and then just finish on Bird Hunter via its best pitch, the tricky 5.9 chimney which gets you over to the Brown Recluse raps. With Michelle from LA. Over 11 hrs car to car.

Added: 2010-04-26