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Bingo is one of the mini slots Dave found and documented in 2009. I had done Sawtooth (which starts at the same trailhead), but had never gotten back to check out the others in the area. Bingo turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The goods are very short, but also very good. A relatively short approach leads to a deeply cut and narrow slot that is long enough and provides enough difficulty to be fun, but not overwhelming. The skilled can downclimb many of the drops, while the timid and less experienced may do a handful of rappels. All will do at least 1-2 rappels.
From Hanksville, travel south on Highway 95. 10.1 miles south of Hanksville, at mile post 10.1, turn east (left) off the highway on the signed Angel Point Trail Road #0100.
Approach (45-60 minutes)
From the trailhead go west down into the wide open drainage. After you reach the bottom, just below the confluence with a side fork on the left, is a small dryfall that is easily passed on the left. Continuing down, another small dryfall is passed before the canyon slots up a bit and has a few minor obstacles that are easily defeated. The canyon opens one final to time before the main event.
Just when you are wondering if the canyon was going to be any good, it begins slotting up and dropping. This is the final, exquisite section.
Heading down, a steep, narrow drop is easier to downclimb than it appears. Some may want a rope. This is quickly followed by a 7 m ( 23 ft. ) downclimb or rappel, which is quickly followed by another 7 m ( 23 ft. ) drop. This one is very narrow to get to, and to get on rappel at. It can be down climbed or rappelled, but either way, be careful not to get stuck!
Phew! One more narrow section leads to another 9 m ( 30 ft. ) drop with a difficult to reach anchor for bigger canyoneers. This could also be downclimbed, but is harder than the others.
The final rappel is about 22 m ( 73 ft. ) with a bit of an awkward start. Check the anchor well. A lot of action for such a short section of canyon!
Exit (60-75 minutes)
Once down the last rappel, continue down canyon a couple of minutes until it is easy to escape up the sandy left bank. Work up slickrock and circle back up to the start of the final slot, cross the canyon, and rim walk back to the trailhead.
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