Egypt 3 Canyon | Escalante

Canyoneering Egypt 3 Canyon - Escalante Canyoneering Egypt 3 Canyon

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RATING: 2A/B (or 3A/B)

Thu

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny. High near 97, with temperatures falling to around 94 in the afternoon. South wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

97 | 70

Fri

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

97 | 69

Sat

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

97 | 70

Sun

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

96 | 69

Mon

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

95 | 69

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall (hot in summer)
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear (Technical Gear if doing the optional rappel)
RAPPELS: 1 optional (50 m ( 165 ft. ) rope required for the optional rappel)
WATER: Generally a few pools to waist deep.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate

Thu

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny. High near 97, with temperatures falling to around 94 in the afternoon. South wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

97 | 70

Fri

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. North northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

97 | 69

Sat

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

97 | 70

Sun

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

96 | 69

Mon

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

95 | 69

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Heading down into Egypt 3.

Heading down into Egypt 3.

If there is a better non-technical slot in Escalante, it would be tough to name. Egypt 3 is by far one of the most dramatic and narrow non-technical slots in the area. The canyon offers a seemingly endless supply of narrow slot, that gets narrower and narrower as you progress. A number of downclimbs and challenges along the way keep it interesting.

Narrow slots not exciting enough? Need to get a rappel in to REALLY feel like your canyoneering? After the non-technical exit, technical canyoneers can continue down canyon a short distance to a final technical section of slot with 1 rappel. Surprisingly, for such a short slot, it is quite pretty and well sculpted. Even though it is a bit of work to carry a rope through Egypt 3 for a short optional section, I would highly recommend it to technical canyoneers.

Warning: At 6'2" / 185 lbs and probably about a 40 inch chest, there were several sections I had to wiggle and squeeze to fit through. Overly big boned canyoneers, or those with claustrophobia should find a different adventure. The tightest spots come just before the first exit, you have been warned!
Diane down climbing in Egypt 3

Diane down climbing in Egypt 3

Getting narrow - Egypt 3

Getting narrow - Egypt 3

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