Dry Hollow | Escalante

Canyoneering Dry Hollow - Escalante Canyoneering Dry Hollow

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Overview

Sat

Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 1 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

86 | 61

Sun

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 2 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

88 | 64

Mon

Sunny, with a high near 88.

88 | 66

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 92.

92 | 67

Wed

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

91 | 69

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SEASON: Any, hot in the summer. The slickrock needs to be dry to be able to exit. No snow or recent precipitation.
RAPPELS: 1 - 25 m ( 83 ft. )
WATER: Generally very little or none.
FLASHFLOOD: High

Sat

Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 1 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

86 | 61

Sun

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 2 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

88 | 64

Mon

Sunny, with a high near 88.

88 | 66

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 92.

92 | 67

Wed

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

91 | 69

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Dry Hollow from the trailhead.

Dry Hollow from the trailhead.

Dry Hollow is short and sweet! It is rare to find a canyon you can pull off the highway and be rappelling into the canyon within five minutes! The canyon starts with a rappel into a deep, dramatic slot. The slot, though only about 200' in length, is narrow. Smaller framed canyoneers will be able to fit on the bottom. Larger canyoneers will need to chimney above a few tight spots. The stemming is a good size for most, as you can go a little higher or stay a little lower depending on height and comfort level to find a good fit in the v-shaped slot. That being said, this is not a canyon to learn high stemming in, and even those that go low will have a pretty good final chimney downclimb at the end of the canyon. Experienced narrow slot canyoneers only.

Rating Note: I have head this canyon rated by some as quite easy. I would rate the high stemming as PG-13. If you are high stemming to fit, though quite secure, you may end up fairly high in spots and in the no-fall zone. I was also surprised to find a little lower 5th class climbing on the exit. There is only a move or two of maybe 5.4 climbing, but it is a move or two of real slab climbing. It can somewhat be spotted from below.
Looking up the only rappel.

Looking up the only rappel.

The first obstacle below the rappel.

The first obstacle below the rappel.

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