Scorpion East Canyon |

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Canyoneering Scorpion East Canyon - Escalante Canyoneering Scorpion East Canyon
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RATING: 3A PG (4A if doing the first 2 rappels)
LENGTH: 6-8 hours

Fri

65 | 38

Sat

66 | 37

Sun

58 | 32

Mon

62 | 33

Tue

62 | 33

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SEASON: Spring, Fall
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear - Sand Trap
RAPPELS: 1+ to 10 m ( 33 ft. )
WATER: Generally little.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate

Fri

65 | 38

Sat

66 | 37

Sun

58 | 32

Mon

62 | 33

Tue

62 | 33

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One of the early downclimbs. Easier than it looks.

One of the early downclimbs. Easier than it looks.

MRK doing some easy stemming.

MRK doing some easy stemming.

If it weren't for the long-ish approach and exit, I would rate this canyon quite a bit higher. The canyon has a bit of everything. A couple of difficult natural anchors if you choose, or not if you want to bypass them. Some high stemming and silo crossings, but without the significant exposure of the nearby X-rated canyon.

It is an excellent place to practice skills and dabble a bit with some high stemming. That being said, it is not a beginner canyon. There is still a bit of stemming and climbing involved. Intermediates with some experience only! All-in-all, I found this a beautiful canyon to do, but not one I am likely to hurry back to do again.

Narrows in Scorpion East Canyon

Narrows in Scorpion East Canyon

Final slot section.

Final slot section.

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