Elevation: 3,026 ft
GPS: 43.533, -116.078 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Cory Harelson on Aug 28, 2011
Admins: Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle
Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closures - 6/6/21 update: No current raptor closures, but please keep dogs on leash in East Carbody Canyon. Please see details below on the pending BLM environmental assessment with respect to hardware installation. Details

Description

This "canyon" is actually a slight depression in the cliffs about midway between Carbody and Scary canyons. The routes here seem long for the Black Cliffs, and there are many excellent looking crack and sport climbs to choose from.

Getting There

As of December 2015, climbers are encouraged to use the Car Body Canyon parking lot to access Face Canyon due to erosional issues and a lack of a good highway pull-off. The E Car Body trail has a connector that has been improved; it breaks north just after meeting the cliff band near a couple of cairns.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Face Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Good Dog
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 13
Surf's Up
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Saving Face
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 5
Loss of Face
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 4
Energy Crisis
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Lights Out
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
In Your Face
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a V4+ 6B+
 4
Pizza Face
Sport, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Good Dog
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Surf's Up
 13
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Saving Face
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Loss of Face
 5
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Energy Crisis
 4
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Lights Out
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
In Your Face
 8
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pizza Face
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a V4+ 6B+ Sport, Boulder
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