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Flying Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A-M aidline T 
All Systems Go 
Anvil Spire North Face T 
Arch Enemy T,S 
Epitaph T 
It's a Breeze T 
Queen's Bishop T 
Technicolor Corner T 
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Flying Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.87684, -111.72573 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kole DeCou on Jan 10, 2007

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This is the long and beautiful butress east of Moose's Butte. It holds the classic routes Eptaph and Technicolor Corner, among others.

Getting There 

Drive up Schnebly Hill Road past the Moose's Butte, and park at the Cow Pie trail head. (you'll think you've gone too far.) Follow the Cow Pie trail as it contours left under a large cliff (home to Arch Enemy) twards the Flying Butress. Eventually you'll reach a saddle between the Teapot and the Flying Butress. Technicolor corner is the big obvious corner on the south face near the saddle, and Epitaph is the huge roof you can see on the west face farther down.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flying Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flying Buttress:
Epitaph   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Technicolor Corner   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
It's a Breeze   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Arch Enemy   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 400'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: I think this is the west face of Flying Buttress, ...

Epitaph 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Flying Buttress
This is a great route up a huge corner then out an equally huge roof. If had an option to rate this 5.9+++ I would have rated it so. It gets shade in the am & a mix of sun & shade in the pm.Most people only do the first 3 pitches then rap, which is what we did. As the guidebook says: "If you are going to the top make sure your affairs are in order." If anyone here has climbed all the way to the top please contribute the info. P1: Start up easier ground through some loose rock to good...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Tim H.
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 1, 2016
Does anyone know what the route just to the left of Technicolor Corner is? They would likely share the same first pitch. It looked rad!
By J. Snyder
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Mar 1, 2016
Hey Tim. Believe that is a old line that was equipped possibly by M.Childers et al. Steep gear to some bolts that avoid a giant flake. I had heard that it was abandoned because of the flake or that they added bolts to avoid it?? Not sure though. Maybe some free climbing?? Im just guessing though...
By Tim H.
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 2, 2016
Sweet, thanks for the info Jeff! Yeah - there were 2 new bolts in the upper section and a 2 bolt anchor just above that.
By J. Snyder
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Mar 2, 2016
Yeah sounds accurate. The more I thought about it the more unsure I became about who put the bolts in though... Maybe that Floater guy knows.

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