RATING: 3A R+
LENGTH: 6-8+ hours
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear
RAPPELS: 6+ to 30 m ( 99 ft. )
WATER: Generally one short shallow pool near the end. No wetsuit recommended except in cold conditions.
SEASON: Spring, Fall
SGR Canyon, aka S#@! Got Real Canyon, is a very different type of canyon than any other canyon I have done in Moab. The canyon is a physical day of elevation gain, route finding, high stemming, and rappels, very unique for Moab.
Of the people that I know who have done it, comments have ranged from "amazing!" to "meh.". I would lean more toward the "amazing!" side of the spectrum. Though the actual canyon sections are short, they are unique, beautiful, and well worth the effort to visit.
Given the length of the day, do this one in spring or fall when temperatures are more moderate. It would be unbearably hot in the summer, and snow or ice on the approach in the winter will make reaching the canyon difficult or impossible. Primitive camping in the area is excellent.