Elevation: 7,718 ft
GPS: 42.73986, -108.84896
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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

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
The Boy with a Knack for Crack
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Hi Ho Silver Away
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Manifest Destiny
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 28
Sorta Maybe Kinda Wild
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Say Hello to Geronimo
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
Blah, Blah, Blah
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Chainsaw Willy
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
Blind
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Exile on Main Street
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 10
Don Ho
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Fizzle Doubt
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 3
The Plague
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Sheep Eater
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
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Boy with a Knack for Crack 3. Fairfield West > 1. Kashmir Area
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hi Ho Silver Away 3. Fairfield West > 2. Spooky Tooth Area
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Manifest Destiny 3. Fairfield West > 2. Spooky Tooth Area
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Sorta Maybe Kinda Wild 1. Fairfield East > 3. The Marxism Wall
 28
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Say Hello to Geronimo 1. Fairfield East > 2. Sex God Wall
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Blah, Blah, Blah 3. Fairfield West > 3. The Roof Area
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Chainsaw Willy 2. Fairfield Ce… > 4. Chainsaw Willy Area
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Blind 1. Fairfield East > 4. Zeppelin Wall
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Exile on Main Street 2. Fairfield Ce… > 3. Best God in Show Area
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Don Ho 3. Fairfield West > 5. The Bubble
 10
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Fizzle Doubt 3. Fairfield West > 5. The Bubble
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Plague 3. Fairfield West > 3. The Roof Area
 3
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Sheep Eater 3. Fairfield West > 5. The Bubble
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
My Dying Bride 2. Fairfield Ce… > 6. Doll Face Area
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Red Sea 3. Fairfield West > 3. The Roof Area
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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