Lower Eardley Canyon |

San Rafael Swell

Canyoneering Lower Eardley Canyon - San Rafael Swell Canyoneering Lower Eardley Canyon
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Overview

TICKS & TODOS: 20 Todo Lists / 9 Ticks
RATING: 3B
LENGTH: 5-8 Hours
GEAR: Standard Technical Gear, Wetsuit during cold weather
RAPPELS: 6 depending on water level (biggest rap 18 m ( 60 ft. ) )
WATER: Many pools.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate/High
SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall - The approach is hot in the summer, get an early start.
Sat Hi:53 Lo:35 Sun Hi:57 Lo:38 Mon Hi:61 Lo:33 Tue Hi:64 Lo:36 Wed Hi:65 Lo:39
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Eardley requires a fair bit of effort for a short technical section. Due to its proximity to Salt Lake, and the beauty of the technical section, it is one I recommend. The pools make it a good choice when it's hot. Due to its pothole nature, it has a very different character depending on the water level. Regardless of water level, it is charming.

There are two differnt approach options. Option 1, the regular route, is a bit long and detracts a bit from the day. Option 2, the shortcut approach, offers intricate and elegant route finding down to just when Eardley gets good. I would recommend Option 2 for most groups, it makes for a much more enjoyable day though does involve a bit of route finding and scrambling.

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