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Angel Point

Canyoneering Hells Hole Canyon - Angel Point Canyoneering Hells Hole Canyon

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Overview

RATING: 3A

Tue

Rain likely, mixing with snow after 8am, then gradually ending.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming northwest 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

48 | 37

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 47.

47 | 19

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 57.

57 | 22

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

64 | 31

Sat

A slight chance of rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy.

62 | 36

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SEASON: Any, hot in summer
RAPPELS: 1 - 10 m ( 33 ft. ) (bring 10 m ( 33 ft. ) of webbing or a 20 m ( 66 ft. ) rope, the anchor is back from the edge)
WATER: None.
FLASHFLOOD: Low

Tue

Rain likely, mixing with snow after 8am, then gradually ending.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a southwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming northwest 20 to 25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

48 | 37

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 47.

47 | 19

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 57.

57 | 22

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

64 | 31

Sat

A slight chance of rain.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy.

62 | 36

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Hells Hole Canyon from the north exit.

Hells Hole Canyon from the north exit.

My first rip through Hells Hole Canyon I came away with a bit of a “Meh” impression. The canyon has one short rappel but is otherwise open and easy walking. This is the type of outing that those seeking a highly technical slot canyon adventure are likely to be disappointed in. It is, however, excellent for taking beginners or families through that are looking for a less technical and shorter outing.

When I was trying to decide on a family friendly short canyon to take my preschooler on, this one immediately jumped to mind. At about 4 miles, the hiking distance is mellow, and the one short rappel works well for beginners with its relatively easy start and being less than vertical. My daughter found the outing delightful, and it left her eager to do another canyon, exactly what I was hoping for!

Note: Access is generally possible in carefully driven cars. The last 1/2 mile can be rough but can also be walked if needed. Given the easy access and low flashflood potential, this makes a nice outing if weather has thwarted your other plans.
Ruby enjoying Hells Hole Canyon

Ruby enjoying Hells Hole Canyon

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