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Paisano Pinnacle  

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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 31, 2006
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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

For the Suicide Rock area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

11 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 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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Todd Gordon on "Paisano Overhang". Photo...

Paisano Overhang 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : 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.mountainproject.com&modestbran... frameborder='0'>...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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

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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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