Elevation: 7,718 ft
GPS: 42.74, -108.849 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: The Morse-Bradys on May 25, 2006 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: The Morse-Bradys, Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description

After a significant break in the cliffs of the main Sinks limestone wall, Fairfield hill is a smaller, generally less steep section of cliffs. Fairfield is divided into eastern, central and western portions. The grades range from 5.5 to 5.13 with the majority of lines between 5.9 and 5.11.

On those winter inversion days, Fairfield is unbeatable for all day sun. Climbing at the wall in a T-shirt after packing up at your car in a puffy is not uncommon.

Routes at Fairfield are generally crimpier and more vertical than their lower Canyon counterparts, making for a nice shake up on the traditional style of Sinks Canyon.

Getting There

Two ways to reach Fairfield Hill

1 - The most straightforward way, park in the upper Main Wall parking as you do park to reach the Moss Cave/Purple Galaxy/Wilds.  Hike up the trail to the Moss Cave, then traverse left to the Wilds, then keep on traversing 300 feet or so on a good quality trail until a fairly tall and very long wall is reached.  This is the right side of Fairfield East.  This way is advised if you have any concern about travel with your vehicle on a unmaintained dirt road.

2 - This is a slightly faster way to reach the right end of Fairfield East with lots of parking.  First find the “upper Main Wall” parking as noted above as to access the Moss Cave.  From the Upper Main Wall parking lot travel up a unmaintained dirt road on the left side of lot for 1000 feet to reach a Forest Service kiosk, park near the kiosk.  Hike further up the road maybe 1500 feet looking for a well trodden path on the right (marked by cairns) headed almost behind you.  This trail soon passes the 2 biggest boulders in the lower field.  This trail spits you out on the right side of Fairfield East.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fairfield Hill

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
The Boy with a Knack for Crack
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Hi Ho Silver Away
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Manifest Destiny
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 25
Sorta Maybe Kinda Wild
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 8
Second Helping
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 10
Blah, Blah, Blah
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Chainsaw Willy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Best God in Show
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Blind
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Baby Cakes
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 10
Don Ho
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Time Traveler
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
My Dying Bride
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
The Red Sea
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Sheep Eater
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Boy with a Knack for Crack 1. Fairfield West
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hi Ho Silver Away 1. Fairfield West
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Manifest Destiny 1. Fairfield West
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sorta Maybe Kinda Wild 3. Fairfield East
 25
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Second Helping 3. Fairfield East
 8
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Blah, Blah, Blah 1. Fairfield West
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Chainsaw Willy 2. Fairfield Central
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Best God in Show 2. Fairfield Central
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Blind 3. Fairfield East
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Baby Cakes 2. Fairfield Central
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Don Ho 1. Fairfield West
 10
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Time Traveler 1. Fairfield West
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
My Dying Bride 2. Fairfield Central
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Red Sea 1. Fairfield West
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Sheep Eater 1. Fairfield West
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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