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1 trip Choprock Canyon - Escalante
Date: 09/02/2018
Approach was rough. Got fairly dehydrated. Took almost four hours from Fence to canyon bottom. From there took 7.5 hours to final rappel. Water levels very low - didn't need wetsuit until grim section. Happy section was lovely, and there were a few other outstanding parts. Grim section was terrifying - all of a sudden started raining when we were in the depths of the narrows. Took shelter on small ledges just 10 or 15 feet above watercourse for 45 minutes, and thank goodness rain was brief and low volume - no raised water levels made it down to us. Might've been challenging yet enjoyable were we not scared sh!tless. After final rappel spent an hour organizing, filtering water, etc. then 2 hours back to camp. Lots of bushwhacking. Overall 14 hours round trip from Fence campsite.
1 trip Neon Canyon - Escalante
Date: 09/01/2018
Hiked in on the direct route, then stashed our overnight gear near the river since we were planning on doing Chop the next day. Maybe 2 hours down to river. Then maybe 1.5 hours up to canyon head. Some threatening weather appeared, so we took an hour nap waiting for it to clear up before entering canyon. Canyon was extremely dry - no wetsuits were necessary. Maybe two spots were at least on person needs to get wet. Last rappel is classic. Afterwards filtered H20 from pool at last rap since the river was murky, then headed up to Fence Canyon campsite, which took around 1 - 1.5hr with some bushwhacking. Whole day was around 10 hours total.
1 trip Clearwater Canyon - Cataract Canyon
Date: 06/02/2018
Eh. Panels were cool and there were couple nice spots, but really not worth the trouble in my opinion.
1 trip Constrychnine Canyon - Poison Spring
Date: 04/23/2017
Some menacing haze made it less enjoyable, but otherwise great! Fun, long rappels. No water.
1 trip Blushing Bride - The Jilted Fork - Trachyte
Date: 04/22/2017
Great little canyon. Some of the bushwhacking was horrible, and for that reason most people in the group might rate it slightly lower. The downclimbs were fun, though, and the water features were enjoyable too, particularly the slide into the final pothole at the Maidenwater confluence.
1 trip Morocco Canyon - North Wash
Date: 04/22/2017
Fun, short canyon. First rap can be skipped with a partner assist.
1 trip Hog Canyons - North Wash
Date: 12/04/2016
Did all but Hog 3 over two days. A bit nippy in the shadows in December, but fortunately all water was avoidable. Hog 1 tighter/squeezier then we were expecting but still a lot of fun. 4 or 2 were our favorites.
1 trip Conundrum Canyon - North Wash
Date: 11/13/2016
Great canyon. Did not psychologically prepare ourselves for rappelling through the waterfall in November. :) Path in narrow part of canyon was cut off by a rattlesnake, which was quite stressful and required some creativity.
1 trip South Fork of Maidenwater - Trachyte
Date: 11/05/2016
Excellent canyon! Several knee to waist deep pools, with one chest deep that could tenuously be stemmed or avoided with a Tyrolean.
1 trip Granary Canyon - Moab
Date: 09/24/2016
1 trip Hyde Draw - Central Swell
Date: 09/05/2016
Short but sweet!
1 trip The Squeeze - San Rafael Swell
Date: 09/04/2016
Fun canyon, with a lengthy approach. Water levels were pretty low which probably made it a bit less fun than it could've been.
1 trip Quandary Canyon - San Rafael Swell
Date: 09/03/2016
First big pothole canyon. Water seemed pretty low. Most party members did not use wetsuits.
1 trip Upper Three Fingers Canyon - San Rafael Swell
Date: 05/30/2016
Great canyon! Water level was high enough that second keeper was not a problem. First rap webbing in great condition. Didn't find any webbing for second rap and didn't want to leave any, so final person butt-slid then jumped 8 feet into pool after first two people confirmed that it was more than deep enough.
1 trip Upper Greasewood - San Rafael Swell
Date: 05/29/2016
A fun canyon! Lots of swimming and wading.
1 trip Upper Black Box - San Rafael Swell
Date: 05/28/2016
Did preferred route. Rappel from ledge was under 100'.
1 trip Larry Canyon - Robbers Roost
Date: 05/14/2016
Weather took a sudden turn as we approached the slots, which was quite stressful. Otherwise this was a fun one.
1 trip Monkey Business - West - West Butler
Date: 04/24/2016
Tons of fun, though the ascent out had a few sketchy exposed sections that in my opinion are class 5.
1 trip Goblin's Lair - Goblin Valley
Date: 04/24/2016
Took three hours due to some route-finding errors and getting stuck behind a large commercial group. WARNING: A large rope groove with a very sharp edge has formed at the rappel. It took a huge core shot out of the rope for the group in front of us. Be very careful about making sure your rope does not end up in that particular groove or bring a means to protect that section of the rope.
1 trip Pool Arch Canyon - Moab
Date: 04/23/2016
1 trip Shillelagh Canyon - North Wash
Date: 11/14/2015
Right fork.
2 trip Leprechaun Canyon - North Wash
Date: 11/14/2015
Left fork. Very dark and narrow at some points. Just one spot with water toward the very end when we went.
1 trip Blarney Canyon - North Wash
Date: 11/14/2015
Left fork.
1 trip Granary Canyon - Moab
Date: 10/25/2015
Outstanding! Had a little bit of trouble route finding near the beginning where a GPS device really helped us out.
1 trip MMI Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 10/24/2015
Great. Road mostly 2WD accessible, though we did get stuck in the mud at one point.
1 trip Lost and Found Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 10/24/2015
Great short one. Road mostly 2WD accessible, though we did get stuck in the mud at one point.
1 trip3 trip Professor Creek - Castle Valley
Date: 08/23/2015
Navigational errors led to an interesting outing, but it still was a great time. Loved the final rappel!
2 trip4 trip Wilson Arch - Moab
Date: 08/22/2015
1 trip Pleiades Canyon - Moab
Date: 08/22/2015
1 trip Behunin Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 07/04/2015
Phenomenal! Lots of crowds up to Angels Landing on July Fourth, but barely saw a soul after that.
1 trip Spry Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 07/03/2015
Threatened by weather towards the end, but otherwise great. Traveling solo and quiet startled two herds of big horned sheep.
1 trip Mystery Canyon - Zion East Side
Date: 06/30/2015
Very fun and beautiful canyon. NPS gave us some vague instructions/map telling us not to descend into the canyon at the usual location because they were having erosion problems there. We tried to comply with the instructions and spent about an hour bushwhacking until we were cliffed out. Eventually just backtracked and dropped in where the beta said. The round trip loss of two hours meant we were rappelling into the Narrows after dark, but it worked out ok.
1 trip Upper Telephone Canyon - Zion Main Canyon
Date: 06/28/2015
This is probably the only canyon I've ever hated. Every surface was covered with a thin dust that made slipping and falling relentless and tiresome. Several rappels were into areas that had gathered unavoidable piles of sharp sticks on which you could impale yourself.
2 trip4 trip Looking Glass Rock - Moab
Date: 05/24/2015
1 trip Medieval Chamber - Moab
Date: 05/24/2015
Crowded Memorial Day weekend, but still pretty rad. The simul-rap was fun. Climb out was harrowing and too exposed to make it worth it in my opinion. Would opt for hitching around in future.
1 trip Double Arch Canyon - Eastern Reef
Date: 05/23/2015
Extremely hot day. Folks shooting guns in our general direction as we started the hike was a little disconcerting. Great little canyon + rappel.
1 trip Not Tierdrop Canyon - Arches National Park
Date: 05/23/2015
Fun beginner outing.
1 trip Fry Canyon - Cedar Mesa
Date: 06/09/2011
1 trip2 trip Elephant Butte - Arches National Park
Date: 06/01/2011
Fun route finding back when the beta was more sparse! Think I used a scan of a hand drawn map.

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