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Mystery and Imlay Canyon Weekend


Salt Lake City Area

Zelkin's Trip Reports

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1 trip Blue Pool Wash - Page Arizona
Date: 02/25/2020
Dry almost everywhere and able to avoid puddles. Rap off motor engine, pretty neat and short
1 trip Ghost Rider Canyon - Virgin River Gorge
Date: 10/01/2019
Great little canyon and short approach
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 06/03/2019
Approach is on the left hand side; stay left of the larger knob at the top of the slick rock and eventually come to a slab of tilted slick rock that takes you to the rim trail. The drop in has a slide style down climb across from the first rappel boulder. Most of the rappels after this could be down climbs if desired; one chockstone rappel towards the end can be done two ways. First way is between two stones that is an easier start but tricker rope pull, the second is over the second rock with extended webbing which can make the start precarious. Overall, took 3 hours and was a really fun slot.
1 trip Hogwarts Canyon - North Wash
Date: 06/03/2019
Decent partial scramble approach; the larger cluster of trees after coming down from the top of the scramble offers a good place to suit up. Semi-keeper pot hole would be a stem option once you see what it looks like. Cross to the road prior to or just after the petroglyph alcove to avoid getting feet wet. Really nice rappels with some free hang at the end.
1 trip Hog Canyons - North Wash
Date: 06/02/2019
Canyon itself was fun, exit scramble was god awful. Would not do a hog again unless using a shuttle or trying the shortcut route.
1 trip Water Canyon - High Spur
Date: 06/01/2019
Approach is a bit tricky to follow and find an efficient way to get to the drop in point. Hiking out was not a fun affair due to route finding difficulties that damaged the local vegetation. Overall the canyon was fun and very tight in places.
1 trip Cherry Canyon - Virgin River Gorge
Date: 11/10/2018
Natural anchors and webbing were all in good shape. Canyon was dry and chilly. Approach is steep and exposed following the hike in the wash. Were able to move quickly with four people using three ropes (200ft, 140ft, 100ft) and knocked it out over 4.5 hours.
1 trip2 trip Elephant Butte - Arches National Park
Date: 05/12/2018
Very tricky with vague beta
1 trip Behunin Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 07/08/2017
Extremely dry and hot - Approach had a few shady spots
1 trip Imlay Canyon (Sneak Route) - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 09/03/2016
Very full potholes
1 trip Mystery Canyon - Zion East Side
Date: 07/17/2016
Rough approach but way worth it
1 trip Spry Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 07/16/2016
Hot approach in the summer
1 trip Keyhole Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 07/15/2016
Great canyon in the dark
1 trip The Wives - Capitol Reef
Date: 04/03/2016
5th Wife was sandy
1 trip Blue John Canyon - Robbers Roost
Date: 04/02/2016
Brought a saw just in case...
1 trip Nighthawk Canyon - Grand Wash
Date: 04/02/2016
Fun Canyon - Got the 2nd to last pull caught
3 trip Kings Peak - Highest Point in Utah
Date: 08/29/2015
Great Hike - Strenuous last 3 miles
1 trip Baptist Draw - Southern Swell
Date: 07/16/2015
Fun down climbs
3 trip Ding and Dang Canyons - San Rafael Swell
Date: 07/15/2015
Hot hike to the start
1 trip Egypt 2 Canyon - Escalante
Date: 07/12/2015
Muddy potholes
1 trip3 trip Leprechaun Canyon - North Wash
Date: 03/14/2015
Super skinny slots
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 03/14/2015
Fun Night Canyon
1 trip Upper Telephone Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 10/25/2014
Long hike out- difficult in the dark