Paisano Pinnacle & Burgundy Spire

Moderate alpine rock climbs from 4 to 12 pitches of 5.8 and harder in the wine spires area of Washington Pass.


Drive SR 20 past the hairpin turn just east of Washington Pass to the next major pullout on the right hand side near Mile Post 166.


 Look for climbers trail that drops down from from highway and immediately crosses the creek and then heads steeply upwards towards the bench camp at 6,500 ft.   Water can be found here but will be limited or non-existent late summer and early fall.

climbing routes

  • Paisano Pinnacle/West Ridge (7,900 ft, 5.8, 8 pitches)
  • Paisano Pinnacle/Rampage (7,900 ft, 5.10)
  • Burgundy Spire/North Face (8,400 ft, 5.8, 4 pitches)
  • Paisano Pinnacle & Burgundy Spire


  • Guidebook Reference: Washington Pass Climbing by Ian Nicholson (SuperTopo 2012).
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • 7,900 ft
  • USGS Washington Pass
  • USGS Silver Star Mtn
  • Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
  • Red Marker
    48.545951, -120.631542
    48.5459510539 -120.631542275
  • Red Marker
    48.541207, -120.590272
    48.541206989 -120.59027195

Upcoming Activities

Field Trip - Paisano Pinnacle & Burgundy Spire

Climbing Field trip: Alpine Rock Course
Field Trip to practice advanced alpine rock skills.
Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
Mon, Jul 23, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants 3 instructors
Seattle Branch
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  • Paisano Pinnacle/West Ridge
  • Paisano Pinnacle/Rampage
  • Burgundy Spire/North Face

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