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1 trip Repeater Jr Canyon - Lost Spring
Date: 10/11/2021
Very quick canyon. Can be rappelled for the first 70 ft or so then down climbed the rest of the way if you don't mind the height and penalty point associated with them. Really the rappel/downclimb is the only thing to this canyon as soon as you land the technical part is over. Good warm up, would not really bring newbies here. but if in the area and want a quick adventure... Note, use the juniper tree above Road Trip Ryan's suggestion of a solution pocket as the anchor. It is more solid than the hueco.
1 trip MMI Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 10/11/2021
MMI was an interesting canyon. I ended up replacing a lot of the webbing found in this canyon. The first rappel could be done as a down climb, although there are extreme penalty points, so a backup is recommended. At the boulder, the lamar pulled the cord and rapped off the newly replaced anchor here. the 2nd or 3rd anchor (the small one about 15 ft in length) can also be bested by a partner capture and some down climbing skills. The mess we found at the last rappel was classic adding webbing beyond anything serviceable. We completely tore down the mess and rebuild it, making it a courtesy anchor and extending it to the edge. The last rappel is the best, 100 ft and a beautiful view.
1 trip Lost and Found Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 10/10/2021
Fun canyon with some little slot down climbs after the 2nd rappel. Got stuck behind a mammoth group from the Wasatch Mountain Club, (18 people in the cluster!!!) and was very backed up. Not happy with the WMC. First rappel is nice but nothing special. Second rappel was down to a log, followed by an easy down climb about 18 ft off the ground. But the third rappel is the one! All rappels were bolted with good webbing when I went on it. This is definitely a trade route canyon
1 trip Not Tierdrop Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 09/20/2021
Done early morning, with an eye to doing more canyons the same day. Started at 8:15 am and finished about 10:30 am. Went with Mac and Erin. Used a new 300' rope and got a sneak rappel in at the finish. Fun fast canyon - but my favorite is still U-Turn
1 trip Big Horn Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 09/20/2021
With Mac and Erin, lots of fun but a hike in the heat to get to the top of the butte.
1 trip Wonderland Canyon - Capitol Reef
Date: 07/03/2021
Water full. Went with Gustavo, Nate, Gage and Curtis. Had an early start. we dropped a rope bag in the one deep pool and Gage volunteered to dive to retrieve it. Curtis offered to buy him dinner after he got the rope back back from the depths. Lots of fun, good problems to solve. One semi-keeper pothole near the end.
1 trip U-Turn Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 06/10/2021
Took the Kerrybrook younger YM through this canyon. Ryan Jones and Gary Hansen were the adult supervisors. Ryan told me that the final rappel was "life changing" for him.
1 trip Pool Arch Canyon - Moab
Date: 06/10/2021
Took the Kerrybrook older youth through this canyon with Alysen and Jordan as my seconds. Lots of youth, it took us from 2:30 pm to 10 pm to finish. Got back to camp at 11 for dinner. We moved efficiently for a big group. Met Dave Armesian and another adult leader in the canyon with a group of YM from their ward at the first rappel - the big one. We were able to bypass them and continue down canyon. Found a group of youth (from a family reunion) who were running and leaping off a ramp into a sand pit. I yelled at them to be safe in the canyon. Actually I yelled that I would punch the next person who jumped in the face, and that I was not going to carry their broken asses out of the canyon. Their group leader came and talked with me at the next rappel. At the third rappel, down on the ground at the exit was Scott Ballard. He was waiting for the rest of his YM, after splitting them into 2 groups. We efficiently got everyone down and pulled the ropes while it was still light but it was a close thing. We hiked back to the vehicles in the dark.
1 trip Pleiades Canyon - Moab
Date: 06/09/2021
Started this in the afternoon but maybe a little too late. Alysen, Jordan, Mark, Chad, Craig and myself all were looking for a good escape from the heat. We drove to the trailhead with our summer clothing on, not realizing that the coolness of the mountain along with the frigid water would be such a factor. We only brought rain slickers, and some of us like Jordan & Alysen forgot those as well. The tempurature at the start of the hike was 69º. It wasn't bad until after we went through the second waterfall, when we entered the overhanding cave like structure. Mark headed down at the 4th waterfall/rappel to prepare. Alysen was on a large boulder structure (the size of a good sized house) where the rope was rigged. She asked if she could rappel it rather than follow us as we had all hiked around it to a launch pad. I said sure, and she attached herself to it, then she slid off the boulder and immediately slid down the rope unattached! I don't really know how but her rappel device was still on the rope at the top of the boulder. We ran to her and check her for injuries. The rope was wet and slippery - so her hands were not burned. She stood up and began to ball as the magnitude of what almost happened hit her. Luckily she was uninjured, but we still needed to get her and the rest of us down. I talked to her, held her and then put her on the rope to continue down. She was able to go through the funnel to the bottom of the last rappel, where the mist and cold put a sheen of ice on everything. Everyone but myself went down as I was LAMAR. I followed and pulled the rope were I could see the Alysen was not it good shape. She was going into hypothermic shock. Mark insisted that she rappel tandem with him and he went on the last rappel first, then got her off to the side, out of the mist from the waterfalls and started feeding her and put an emergency blanket around her. The rest of us, shivering and half frozen followed as soon as possible. It was a close call, one I will not forget. Luckily we all made it out, were able to warm up on the hike back out to the cars and were grateful that we were able to survive the experience to learn from it.
1 trip Cluster Canyon (aka Entrajo) - Moab
Date: 06/09/2021
Explored this canyon, found a guide group ahead of us. Guides name is Simon. Met Hal and Arlene from Boston, Mass. and their two sons. Arlene jumped in the first pothole into wet sand and dislocated her patella. Built a haul system to lift Arlene from the pothole, my first in wilderness rescue! Afterwards, we continued down the canyon. pool at the end was very cool and refreshing.
1 trip Cluster Canyon (aka Entrajo) - Moab
Date: 05/23/2021
Walked the route, found an alternate rappel for the last rap - cleaner pull than the last 2-stage drop. Water was chest deep and cold.
1 trip Pool Arch Canyon - Moab
Date: 05/22/2021
Went with friends to explore and revisit Rock of Ages. Found the end rappel a bit different than before, but not too challenging. We used a modified 2 stage rappel to get to the final bolted anchor and rap down to the bottom. The weather was beautiful, overcast with the occasional light misty rain.
1 trip Bow and Arrow Canyon - Potash Road
Date: 05/22/2021
This is just a beautiful canyon, not a lot of down climbing or challenges but a pleasant hike and some big rappels. Enjoyed the afternoon with cloud cover. Great for a beginner canyon with a little oversight.
1 trip Bow and Arrow Canyon - Potash Road
Date: 05/08/2021
Quick run up for a Birthday Canyon. The really big drop can be done with a 65m rope, This rappel can be bypassed if you go canyon right, downclimb a big and then anchor off a tree for a much smaller rappel.
1 trip Heaps Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 04/03/2021
Started at 3:30 am, Reached the western top of the plateau at 7:00 am. 10:20 am we were at the first Narrows section and suited up. Water very cold, pushing ice and walking on snow in the second narrows. Third set of Narrow very long. Many, many log obstacles. Wore a dry suit, which leaked at the neck gasket. Reached the final-up climb for the last 500 foot rappel at 7:15 pm where we switched back out of water clothing into dry apparel. Final rope pull at 11:20 pm. Approximately 20 hours car to car. By the time we finished I was exhausted.
1 trip Keyhole Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 03/26/2021
water very cold. short fun canyon
1 trip Birch Hollow - Zion East Side
Date: 03/26/2021
beautiful area, muddy approach. weather was perfect
1 trip Diana's Throne Canyon - Zion East Side
Date: 03/25/2021
Great, easy canyon
1 trip Ghost Rider Canyon - Virgin River Gorge
Date: 12/31/2020
very short, quick canyon
1 trip3 trip Heughs Canyon - Salt Lake
Date: 10/30/2020
Started at 1:30 pm, Finished at 4:10 pm. Hike is about 1.5 miles one way. Plenty of rocks and trees to make anchors. Gustavo and Tristan came along, although we meet Mac in the canyon with his daughter-in-law. Temperature was high 60s.
1 trip3 trip Battle Creek Falls - Orem
Date: 10/22/2020
Started at 5 pm. Nice Weather, lots of bolts and natural anchors for rope. Many families on hikes up here
1 trip3 trip Rocky Mouth Falls - Wasatch Front
Date: 10/21/2020
Chad LaDow, his son Robert went up for this trip. Chad took the lead. Finished in about an hour.
1 trip3 trip Adams Canyon - Davis County
Date: 10/17/2020
I have hiked up to the waterfall many times but was shocked to hear you could rappel it. Surprisingly fun waterfall. The hike up is a bit long. Went up with Gustavo Carrillo and Craig Caldwell. At the base of the waterfall the scrabble up and over was a little sketchy. Waterflow was pretty good considering it was October with a very dry summer. Making our way thru the falls got us wet but not soaked. At the base, looking up at the start of the climb, Craig said to me "Dave, why do I let you keep talking me into doing this things?" After we all reached the bottom and were putting our gear away Craig remarked "Dave, I am so glad I keep letting you talk me into doing these things."
1 trip Constrychnine Canyon - Poison Spring
Date: 10/11/2020
Great Canyon, Love the rappels. Scary good down climbs. In October it was bone dry. Went with Jennica, Chad LaDow, Long John Horton, Brady Koehler and Mark Hartner. For the third rappel, there is a big (boulder) chockstone with webbing on it for a bomber anchor, forget a deadman's use the chockstone.
1 trip Slideanide Canyon - Poison Spring
Date: 10/10/2020
First Rappel at the beginning is it. After that, it is all down climbs. there are some spicy areas that should have a rope backup but are for the most part very exciting and doable.
1 trip Woody Canyon - Trachyte Area
Date: 10/03/2020
Part of the NorthWash Outfitters Class run by Jared Hillhouse. 4 students in the group, Jared had 2 assistants helping him for a total of 7 of us. Started at 9 am, finished by 1 pm. We moved pretty smoothly. Used a sand trap as well as a hook in the hook section. slipped in a small pothole (again) but no injury. In roughly the same area (but not same pothole) What is it about Woody that I cannot pass thru without a fall?
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 10/01/2020
West Blarney. Started at 6:30 pm, finished at 9:30 pm. North Wash Outfitters Advanced Canyoneering Class. Chad Jensen, Anthony Siech, Jared Hillhouse, Lisa, Tammy and Matt also came along.
1 trip Hogwarts Canyon - North Wash
Date: 10/01/2020
As part of Jared Hillhouse's Advanced Canyoneering Class we hit this canyon. Always a favorite. I was able to set up and use a Fiddlestick after the 2nd rappel to bypass the semi-keeper pothole.
1 trip Great White Icicle - Little Cottonwood Canyon
Date: 09/27/2020
Weather was excellent. We started at 8:00 am. Nice and cool as we struggled up the 600' climb. Met up with Jared Robinson and Melissa Webb to do this canyon.
1 trip Extended Lisa Falls - Little Cottonwood Canyon
Date: 09/24/2020
Started at 4:30 pm - Back to car at 9:45 pm. We did 6 rappels (one extra optional one that could have been downclimbed). Lot of exploration as a slide a couple years ago changed the route. Tons of bolts for use of anchors.
1 trip3 trip Rocky Mouth Falls - Wasatch Front
Date: 09/15/2020
Gustavo Carrillo, his son Diego, Tristan, Alysen and Jordan all came this time. Weather good, we finished fairly quickly
1 trip U-Turn Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 08/14/2020
Annual Krummenacher Moab River raft event. Some of who came along: Trent, Eva, Alysen, Jordan, Adam Smith, Kyle Thomas, Launa Thomas, Brett, Cosmo, Bryce, Malia Hall. Brett and Malia wore sandals on this hike. I didn't wear socks and got blisters on my heels.
1 trip Cameltoe Canyon - Moab
Date: 08/01/2020
Started at 8 am, finished shortly after noon. Alysen Guadignin, and Jennica Krummenacher also came along. Laura and our two dogs hiked up but turned around at the big dryfall, waiting for us to return there. This is a very short canyon with a lot of hiking for very little bang.
1 trip Upper Black Box - San Rafael Swell
Date: 07/27/2020
the Chains off the rock for the first real rappel were very hard to find. We started at noon and probably spend an hour looking for them. we found a group of bolts that allowed us to safely get down about 40 feet to the cliffside where the chains lay. BIIIG rappel to the sand at the bottom. Then 3 hours of slowly shuffling thru the river. Flow was approx 50 cfs. Got back to the car at 4pm. No wetsuit needed as it was pretty warm.
1 trip Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley
Date: 07/26/2020
Took Chad LaDow, Craig Caldwell and Mark Hartner. Started at 7:30 at night to beat the heat. Returned to camp at 9:20 pm. Great Time
1 trip Zero G Canyon - San Rafael Swell
Date: 07/26/2020
Great little canyon, loads of fun. Mark Hartner, Chad LaDow came along. Warm, no wet suits needed. Plenty of water for hallway swims
1 trip Hogwarts Canyon - North Wash
Date: 07/25/2020
Started at 11 am. Chad LaDow, Craig Caldwell and Mark Hartner went with. Finished at 2:30 pm
1 trip3 trip Rocky Mouth Falls - Wasatch Front
Date: 06/25/2020
Craig Caldwell, Chad LaDow, Spencer and Erin Clegg all came for the second run of this canyon
4 trip Nine Mile Canyon - Wellington
Date: 06/14/2020
did this experience on motorcycle, big long ride. We stopped at one panel but the majority of the focus was the ride more than anything else. Beautiful canyon with many concrete dips for flash flood dry beds. These were like whoop de dos for the motorcycle. Weather was cool, not too hot. Started the canyon ride at 1 pm, finished around 4 pm.
1 trip3 trip Rocky Mouth Falls - Wasatch Front
Date: 06/11/2020
There was a treasure hunt event the evening that we first explored this area. We met the guy who found the treasure who was climbing down with the 2.5 ft wide wooden chest strapped to his backpack. It banged and slid down as he scrambled down the hillside as we ascended over the edge to the waterfall start. With me was Alysen, Jordan and Mark Hartner. The weather was hot and flow was a little low for this time of year. Water was cool.
1 trip Angel Cove Slot - Angel Point
Date: 05/17/2020
Great Canyon, load of fun. Long John came along to mark his 100th canyon descent. Got a little lost on the hike back out trying to follow the cairns, but were able to course correct and only added maybe an additional hour to the trip. Celebrated with shakes at Stan's Burgershak in Hanksville.
3 trip4 trip Hog Springs - North Wash
Date: 05/16/2020
Great little hike when the weather is hot, the pool really cooled us off. It was only about chest-deep. A group of kids also up there were leaping from the spout (20 ft up) into the pool's deep end.
1 trip3 trip Lucky Charms - North Wash
Date: 05/15/2020
Second Run at Lucky Charms was much better. Started at 6:30 pm Finished at dusk. Climbed the dry fall - scary thrilling. Had Alysen, Jordan, Jennica, Mark Hartner and his 2 sons: Zek and Nathan, Josh Olcott and his father Scott, Long John and Eric Harrison.
1 trip Shillelagh Canyon - North Wash
Date: 05/02/2020
West Shelieghlegh - started at 1pm. Finished at 4 pm. Mark Hartner, Jordan and Alysen Guadagnin came along. Long walk across the plateau to get to the wash that enters into this canyon. Found a sunning rattlesnake at the bottom slot area (about 3 feet wide with lots of sand underneath), but passed it while it was torpid.
1 trip3 trip Lucky Charms - North Wash
Date: 05/01/2020
Started at 6pm. Did a lot of route finding to locate the canyon. Had Long John, Alysen, Jordan, and Mark Hartner along with.
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 05/01/2020
West Blarney. Or as I like to call it, Best Blarney. Started at 1pm. Long John Horton, Alysen and Jorden Guadignin, and Mark Hartner along with.
1 trip Pine Creek - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 11/09/2019
Started at 9 am. Mark Hartner, Alysen Guadagnin, Jennica Krummenacher, Josh Olcott. Got the rope stuck on the first rappel, had to make a human ladder to retrieve it. Ran across SAR doing a training session by the last rappel. Water was very low, Cathedral was a semi keeper pothole, but Mark was able to climb out an bring the rest of us out.
1 trip Neon Canyon - Escalante
Date: 10/12/2019
Went with Long John Horton, Eric Harrison, and Mark Hartner. We camped at the mouth of the canyon. Started at noon, finished at 4:30 pm. Keeper pothole was half full, not too hard to escape.
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 10/05/2019
West Blarney - Took Dallin Atkinson, his wife Kalani, their daughter Kalea, and Noah and Alexis through. Loads of fun on the down climbs
1 trip Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley
Date: 10/05/2019
Took Dallin, Kalani, Kalea, Alexis and Noah through
1 trip Hogwarts Canyon - North Wash
Date: 09/21/2019
U of U Canyoneering Level 2 - Led 5 students through
1 trip Hogwarts Canyon - North Wash
Date: 09/20/2019
U of U Canyoneering Level 2 - Led 6 students through, along with Spencer Clegg.
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 09/06/2019
U of U Canyoneering Class Level 1 - Led West Blarney
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 08/30/2019
U of U Canyoneering Class Level 1 - Lead West Blarney
1 trip Pleiades Canyon - Moab
Date: 06/01/2019
Did this canyon with Mark Hartner. Water was cold, but did it without a wetsuit.
1 trip Sunseed Canyon - Kane Creek
Date: 06/01/2019
Also called Lizard Country, this has a breathtaking final rappel. Led this canyon at 7 am with Brandt Jones and Mark Hartner. Finished at 11 am
1 trip Woody Canyon - Trachyte Area
Date: 04/13/2019
U of U Class, Canyoneering III Class. Jared Robertson leading, Nick and Reeves were the assistants. We had 6 students including Alysen. Weather was fair but chilly. Water was very cold. I slipped on one of the potholes and fell 10 ft into a muddy puddle. Luckily I wasn't injured other than my pride. My Bestard boots gave me blisters on my heels and small toes.
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 04/06/2019
U of U Canyoneering Class - East Blarney
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 04/05/2019
U of U Canyoneering Class Level 1 - East Blarney
1 trip Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley
Date: 03/31/2019
After UofU Class - Took Roscoe, Tristain and 2 students. Quick hike. started at 9:30 am finished around noon.
1 trip Shillelagh Canyon - North Wash
Date: 03/29/2019
U of U Canyoneering Class, was assisting Roscoe Tigner. Had 6 student in the class. Completed East Sheileigh. 2 rappels.
5 trip4 trip Bountiful Pond - Bountiful
Date: 10/05/2018
Good place to take 11 year old Boy Scouts for a close but friendly campout. We slept overnight and returned home by bicycle the next day to make a 10 mile bike ride.
1 trip Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley
Date: 06/16/2018
Alysen, Kevin, Jonathan took the run after waiting out the heat. We started at 6pm as the sun was setting and a windstorm started in. Got back to camp with twilight quickly fading around 9 pm.
1 trip Pool Arch Canyon - Moab
Date: 04/20/2018
Doug Folland led this group for his Relief Society women's Adventure. This is the PM Run - 2nd of the day!
1 trip Pool Arch Canyon - Moab
Date: 04/20/2018
Doug Folland led this group for his Relief Society women's Adventure. This is the AM Run
1 trip Sunseed Canyon - Kane Creek
Date: 04/20/2018
Explored the canyon with Doug Folland before the Relief Society Trip
1 trip Medieval Chamber - Moab
Date: 10/14/2017
Went with the BSA Rozy's Rally 2017. Mark Hult and myself were the students/Canyon Leader aspirants. Also included Doug Folland, Brant Jones, and my son Jonathan Krummenacher.
1 trip Pool Arch Canyon - Moab
Date: 10/14/2017
Part of Rozy's Ralley. Jonathan, myself and Mark Hult were participants. Doug Folland, Brandt Jones, Matt Hickenlooper also were there.
1 trip Dragonfly Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 10/13/2017
Part of the Rozy's Ralley in Moab. Jonathan, myself and Mark Hult were the participants. Doug Folland, Brandt Jones, and Matt Hickenlooper also came.
3 trip4 trip Farmington Bay Nature Trail - Farmington
Date: 07/20/2017
Great Place to take 11 Year Old Boy Scouts for a nature walk and to find 10 different plants and animals. Did this one this particular Wednesday evening.
1 trip Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley
Date: 07/07/2017
Took the fam to the edge of the pit. Laura decided not to rappel and returned. Brett was with us, so he hiked back with her. The rest of us rappeled down into the cathedral. Great fun.
1 trip Dragonfly Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 06/15/2017
Doug Folland led Jordan and myself thru this canyon. Started at 1 pm, finished around 3:30 pm.
1 trip Pool Arch Canyon - Moab
Date: 06/15/2017
Boy Scout Troop 6719. Doug Folland Led.
1 trip3 trip Kanarra Creek - Kanarraville
Date: 07/08/2016
Family Activity with Seth Hall, and Phillip Hall's families. Loads of fun. Not much of a canyon but a good hike.