Hiking the Cow Piles trail toward Technicolor Corn...
This is the long and beautiful butress east of Moose's Butte. It holds the classic routes Eptaph and Technicolor Corner, among others.
Drive up Schnebly Hill Road past the Moose's Butte, and park at the Cow Pie trail head. (you'll think you've gone too far.) Follow the Cow Pie trail as it contours left under a large cliff (home to Arch Enemy) twards the Flying Butress. Eventually you'll reach a saddle between the Teapot and the Flying Butress. Technicolor corner is the big obvious corner on the south face near the saddle, and Epitaph is the huge roof you can see on the west face farther down.
Weather station 1.6 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Epitaph 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Arch Enemy 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 400'
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Epitaph 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a AZ
: Sedona Area
: ... : Flying Buttress
This is a great route up a huge corner then out an equally huge roof. If MP.com had an option to rate this 5.9+++ I would have rated it so. It gets shade in the am & a mix of sun & shade in the pm.Most people only do the first 3 pitches then rap, which is what we did. As the guidebook says: "If you are going to the top make sure your affairs are in order." If anyone here has climbed all the way to the top please contribute the info. P1: Start up easier ground through some loose rock to good...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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