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Orange Pillar

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Orange Pillar  


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Elevation: 10,800'
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Submitted By: outdooreric on Feb 25, 2007
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Description 

Beautiful orange colored buttress with numerous cracks and corners. Boi-oi-oing has become somewhat of an instant classic among crack aficionados. Gets good morning sun.

There is a smaller buttress below the actual Orange Pillar formation that hosts a number of excellent single pitch crack lines, including Tommy Boy. See the Beta Photo below for some new route activity.

Getting There 

Walk past the First Cliff, Right Tower then make your way up and across an unstable scree slope to get there. About 200 yards west of the main area. South and East facing.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Orange Pillar:
Boi-oi-oi-ing!   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 340'   
Tommy Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
High Expectations   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Boi-oi-oi-ing! 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Orange Pillar
P1 (5.10a): Climbs up the right side of a giant wedged block about 25 feet off the ground. Continue up double cracks to the highest ledge before the upper headwall. Bolted anchor at 85 feet.P2 (5.10a): Start out slightly up and left of the anchor and get ready for 165 feet of hand jamming! Generally there are two or three cracks to choose from. When in doubt, stay to the left. Bolted anchor.P3 (5.9): Not recommended due to loose rock and friable holds. If you do climb this, we left some...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Orange Pillar Slideshow Add Photo
The Orange Pillar.
BETA PHOTO: The Orange Pillar.
Early Summer approaches can be treacherous.
Early Summer approaches can be treacherous.
Tommy Boy buttress and a bunch of new routes from ...
BETA PHOTO: Tommy Boy buttress and a bunch of new routes from ...

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By Aerili
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 7, 2010
CONDITION REPORT 
The base of Orange Pillar is still covered in a lot of snow. Be prepared to kick steps a fair distance to the base of the wall. An ice axe is very helpful for safe traverse--a fall would be extremely bad. Belay inside the randkluft.

First Cliff is essentially free of snow and is safer and easier to climb at currently.