Scorpion East Canyon |

Escalante

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

Mon

81 | 52

Tue

81 | 51

Wed

86 | 54

Thu

81 | 56

Fri

78 | 54

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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

Mon

81 | 52

Tue

81 | 51

Wed

86 | 54

Thu

81 | 56

Fri

78 | 54

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One of the early downclimbs. Easier than it looks.

One of the early downclimbs. Easier than it looks.

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.

MRK doing some easy stemming.

MRK doing some easy stemming.

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