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Todo List

Northern Utah

Tick List

1 trip Bow and Arrow Canyon - Potash Road
Date: 10/06/2021
A nice easy outing. Definitely don't plan on being alone. The approach trail has Large Bright Green paint footprints all the way up the slick rock to help your blood boil on the way to the arch and top of the canyon.
1 trip Lost and Found Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 10/04/2021
Ran with the Kevin's. Had the place to ourselves. Anchors are all intact. Cleaned out a little tat on the final rappel. The climber's exit was not nearly as bad as expected even in Chacos. 4 hrs car to car for group of 3 taking our time, adding some side trips to explore side canyons and convert arch.
1 trip3 trip Buckskin Gulch - Paria
Date: 06/05/2021
Beautiful Canyon even with the hoards of tourists, trash and nearly constant smell of poop with white flags everywhere in the first 2 miles. Did a day hike 6 miles in and 6 miles out and even that was worth it. Would love to score some overnight permits. Saw very few people after 2 miles into Buckskin proper from Wire Pass Junction.
1 trip Blue Pool Wash - Page Arizona
Date: 06/04/2021
Took the family. Bone dry. Tons of trash and graffiti, especially in the upper section. Many of the etchings in the wall were dated 2021 which was a real bummer.
1 trip Egypt 1 Canyon - Escalante
Date: 05/07/2021
1hr 2min car to car for two moving quickly and with good climbing ability. Deeper and more beautiful than I was expecting! Worth hitting for sure for all abilities.
1 trip Neon Canyon - Escalante
Date: 05/06/2021
Over-land apprach took 5 of us 12 hrs car to car with a good long swim in the escalante while waiting for some longer shadows. Canyon was REALLY dry. Ankle deep for the first sacrificial leader and then everyone else can keep their feet nice and dry.
1 trip Egypt 3 Canyon - Escalante
Date: 05/05/2021
Down Egypt 2 and up Egypt 3 including the bottom technical section. The squeezing up canyon from the last technical section is the money slot. I can't say the technical section adds much more to the canyon and would probably just recommend heading down to the pretty arch and then turning around for the return trip. Bone dry except for a single pothole easily bridged across.
1 trip Egypt 2 Canyon - Escalante
Date: 05/05/2021
Down Egypt 2 and up 3 was the way to go. 300ftr is as simple as such a large rappel gets. Free hanging on occasion, but with ledges to weight your feet and add friction. Rest of the canyon is so-so.
1 trip The Squeeze - San Rafael Swell
Date: 08/27/2019
Dry conditions. Great time. Sands shifted in the potholes for some extra challenges. 6 people car to car 15 hrs via hidden splendor.
1 trip Upper Greasewood - San Rafael Swell
Date: 08/26/2019
Swimming even in the driest of conditions. Filthy fun water. Some fun downclimbs, or easy rappels depending on your skill level.
1 trip Misery (Fat Mans) East / West Forks - Zion East Side
Date: 06/01/2018
Dry conditions allowed for no wetsuit. Group of 5 took 11 hrs car to car taking our own sweet time and waiting in the bottom for the heat to subside.
1 trip Keyhole Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 05/31/2018
Deepest was chest deep. No wetsuit needed, but certainly could be used for more enjoyment. 50min car to car.
1 trip Spry Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 05/31/2018
DRY! We only got in water up to our ankles the entire canyon. Fun, and at times challenging down climbs.
1 trip Hogwarts Canyon - North Wash
Date: 05/27/2018
Worth seeing once. Pretty, easy, and fun.
1 trip Angel Cove Slot - Angel Point
Date: 05/27/2018
South Fork was fun. Recommend bypassing the first rappel. Great for first timers with competent leader.
1 trip Zero G Canyon - San Rafael Swell
Date: 05/26/2018
Incredibly dry. The semi-keeper is really easy to surmount with some basic climbing ability. Took some beginners who didn't love it because of the tight and at times difficult climbing (especially up to the chock stone in the final tight section). SUPER CROWDED. Saw nearly 30 other people during the loop.
1 trip Mystery Canyon - Zion East Side
Date: 07/16/2017
Dry as a bone until the spring. Only part worth seeing is the spring, but it is also quite the charmer!
1 trip Boundary Canyon - Zion West Side
Date: 07/15/2017
Dry Canyon. Kolob Creek 3 cfs and stunning.
1 trip The Squeeze - San Rafael Swell
Date: 06/10/2017
Dry. Hard. Fun. Rewarding.
1 trip North Fork of Robbers Roost - White Roost
Date: 05/28/2017
Group of 11 in 8 hours up Crack Route
1 trip Cassidy Arch Canyon - Capitol Reef
Date: 05/27/2017
Group of 11 in 5 hours
1 trip Yankee Doodle Canyon - Leeds
Date: 10/14/2016
1 trip Boltergeist Canyon - Leeds
Date: 10/14/2016
1 trip Larry Canyon - Robbers Roost
Date: 05/24/2016
1 trip Misery (Fat Mans) East / West Forks - Zion East Side
Date: 05/14/2016
Groto was very cool.
1 trip Orderville Canyon - Zion East Side
Date: 10/14/2015
Awesome in Fall