Elevation: 5,860 ft
GPS: 34.917, -111.873 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Derek Field on Feb 28, 2017 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

Big tall Coconino buttress at the back of Fay Canyon. Originally explored by Dave Spies and John Burcham (separately), the buttress now hosts a fine variety of the neo-classic adventures.

Getting There

At the tree marking the end of the Fay Canyon trail, take the right fork. At the next significant split in the wash, take the left fork. Hike all the way to the back of this canyon, sticking to the wash the entire way. Seriously, don't get tempted to leave the wash for more than 20 feet at a time. The wash eventually turn into a slickrock bowl, where you'll head left on an obvious steep and loose trail to the base of the routes.

8 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fay Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
2 Legit 2 Quit
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 37
Dune Buggyin'
Trad 5 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 13
Sandrailin'
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Leaving Las Vegas
Trad 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
Psychotropic Flautist
Trad 5 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 17
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Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
2 Legit 2 Quit
 41
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Dune Buggyin'
 37
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 5 pitches
Sandrailin'
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 5 pitches
Leaving Las Vegas
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
Psychotropic Flautist
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 5 pitches
[Redacted]
 17
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
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