Grayo is a small rounded blob sitting a short ways above the trail and the stream high in Ferguson Canyon.
It doesn't look like much when you walk past it but as usual in this canyon looks are deceiving. If you're willing to brave the 30-second approach you'll find that this mini-buttress hosts a couple of good looking lines: the slabby and gritty East face is home to the namesake route Grayo while the steep West face sports an unknown 1-bolt route (project?).
The Ruckmans guidebook extends Grayo to the next chunk of rock up canyon, a complex outcrop of steep prows rising out of the stream. Another route is described there.
Follow the Ferguson trail past all the usual attractions. The trail flattens after passing the Goldenfinger area and makes its way to the stream. Just before crossing the water and climbing a steep gravely hill, look right (South) for a short chunk of granite about 50' above the trail.
Scramble up the low angle slope to a platform at the base of Grayo.
The rest of the wall is another 100' up canyon in the stream.
Climbing Season For the Ferguson Canyon area.
Weather station 0.3 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Grayo
Grayo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Wasatch Range
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From the starting platform climb a crumbly slab to a bolt then traverse left over the 10' abyss to reach good holds on the arete. Work your way up to another bolt then run it out to the anchor using the arete and fat crystals on the slab.The rock is very gritty (traffic seems minimal in the area) and some flakes are happy to come off. Make sure you look at what you're pulling on.Great warm-up which deserves more traffic, it's just a bit heads-up for a first climb of the day. Get on it before...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah