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 E1 5a
 9
Surf's Up
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Lights Out
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
In Your Face
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Surf's Up
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Lights Out
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
In Your Face
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Trevor.
Boise, ID
Trevor.   Boise, ID
Is it just me, or did the entire top half of the Happy Face column collapse since the writing of the Epeldi guide? Nov 10, 2013
bheller
SL UT
bheller   SL UT
Its not just you, the happy face column crashed down in spring of 2004 I believe... certainly eerie to see it shattered at the base with bolts and hangers visible in freshly created talus blocks! I had climbed it the season before it came down. Nov 13, 2013
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. Heads up for poison ivy. Dec 20, 2015