Egypt 3 Canyon |

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Canyoneering Egypt 3 Canyon - Escalante Canyoneering Egypt 3 Canyon
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RATING: 2A/B (or 3A/B)
LENGTH: 4-6 hours

Tue

57 | 30

Wed

63 | 30

Thu

64 | 33

Fri

62 | 36

Sat

61 | 36

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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

Tue

57 | 30

Wed

63 | 30

Thu

64 | 33

Fri

62 | 36

Sat

61 | 36

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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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