Egypt 1 Canyon |

Escalante

Canyoneering Egypt 1 Canyon - Escalante Canyoneering Egypt 1 Canyon
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TICKS & TODOS: 18 Todo Lists / 17 Ticks
RATING: 3A
LENGTH: 2-3 hours
RAPPELS: 0-3 to 8 m ( 27 ft. )
WATER: Generally little or none.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate
SEASON: Any, hot in summer
Sun Hi:65 Lo:43 Mon Hi:67 Lo:43 Tue Hi:69 Lo:44 Wed Hi:72 Lo:45 Thu Hi:73 Lo:47
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Sun Hi:65 Lo:43 Mon Hi:67 Lo:43 Tue Hi:69 Lo:44 Wed Hi:72 Lo:45 Thu Hi:73 Lo:47
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Egypt 1 offers a lot packed into a short approach and exit. Those with high skill levels can downclimb the entire canyon. Others, or those with muddy feet which is my excuse, will do 3 short rappels to about 7 m ( 23 ft. ). The narrows are quite good, and the challenges just hard enough to keep it interesting.

With competent leadership, this is a great family or beginner friendly canyon. The downclimbs yield fairly easily to team work and partner catches / assists. Though it can hold a bit of water, even a few days after very heavy rains, we only encountered mud, no wadding or swimming.

Note: A bit short as a destination canyon, this small gem makes a great addition to an Egypt 2 or Egypt 3 day, or as a casual after dinner type hike.

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