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1 trip3 trip Rocky Mouth Falls - Wasatch Front
Date: 08/12/2012
Awesome rap! The trail that goes up the left side of the falls is really steep, definitely an all four scramble. It takes about 10 minutes to get up, and the trail is on the right side. We followed that over the ridgeline to where we set up a short 10m rappel to save ourselves the down climb (rock face to get down). We used a rock as a natural anchor. That deposited us right at the top of the waterfall. We downclimbed the first two short sections of the waterfall to get to the webbing and rapide links, which are in solid condition. We hooked up the rope, threw it over the edge, and I locked in my figure eight. I took a camera down with me to get photos of my two rappelling buddies coming down after me which turned out awesome. The rappel ends in a 6 inch deep pool of refreshing water. There wasn't much of a falls because the water level was too low, so it mostly just barely flowed above a trickle, but I bet it would be super cool after a rainstorm.
3 trip North Fork of Mill Creek - Moab
Date: 08/06/2012
I stop by left hand every time I'm down in Moab. Backflips of the rock wall are awesome and easy, just remember to pull your legs up once you hit water to avoid hitting the bottom. The water is very shallow (6 feet at deepest, usually 4-5 feet), so make sure you ask someone familiar with jumping where to jump. Youll want to hit the water 3 feet to the right and 2 feet out from where the white bubbles of the waterfall turn into ripples when standing on the 25ish foot rock wall. The jump I've never seen done is the castle. Its way farther up from the rock wall, the highest up thing you can possible imagine jumping from. If you think its impossible, youre looking at the castle. Ive gainered from halfway up the castle but I hit the bottom of the pool every time even when I tuck my legs. Another fun thing to do is use the waterfall as a waterslide.
3 trip Corona Arch - Moab
Date: 08/04/2012
Great rap! Short 25 minute hike from the parking lot. I would describe the climb up to the top of corona arch as "steep hiking" so its not a rock climb but its a steep 5 minute scramble on all fours. Met someone up there with a 65 m rope so we tied our 60 m rope to his with two figure eight loops. Wish we would have used the EDK for ease of untying but our figure eight loops held great. Rapped in swiss seats...ouch. Definitely picking up a harness soon. 60m rope wont touch bottom if you're rapping double strand. Great free hang rap.
1 trip Pleiades Canyon - Moab
Date: 08/04/2012
Great Trip! Difficult to find without these guided instructions but these directions are spot on. Last two raps are my favorite. Combined the 2nd and 3rd rap and was still able to pull the rope successfully. Careful about getting the rope stuck if you do this. One natural anchor for 2nd rap and the rest all have webbing. Water is COLD! No sunlight from 2nd rap through the last rap.