Quandary Canyon | San Rafael Swell

Canyoneering Quandary Canyon - San Rafael Swell Canyoneering Quandary Canyon

San Rafael Swell

Overview

Sat

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny. High near 93, with temperatures falling to around 91 in the afternoon. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

93 | 69

Sun

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

91 | 69

Mon

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

91 | 68

Tue

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 93.

93 | 68

Wed

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

95 | 70

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SEASON: Late Spring through Early Fall
GEAR: 50 m rope, pothole escape gear.
RAPPELS: 2-7 to 20 m ( 66 ft. )
WATER: Generally quite a bit. Wetsuit recommended even in the hottest times of the year.
FLASHFLOOD: Moderate.

Sat

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny. High near 93, with temperatures falling to around 91 in the afternoon. North wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

93 | 69

Sun

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

91 | 69

Mon

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

91 | 68

Tue

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 93.

93 | 68

Wed

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

95 | 70

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Open area after the first slot

Open area after the first slot

Quandary Canyon is one of the San Rafael Swell classic canyons. It offers great scenery while giving the adventurous a chance to try their hands at pothole escapes and creative natural anchors. A bypass is available to avoid dealing with the keeper potholes, but if you are doing Quandary, the direct section through the potholes is the recommended way. It makes the canyon, and is one of the most beautiful sections.

Because of the potholes, and anchors, a minimum group size of 3 is recommended, as well as having pothole escape skills and good natural anchor skills. Most potholes yield fairly easily to a good pack toss, but a cheater stick with a hook on it could also be useful. A hook can also be useful for one tricky downclimb in the pothole section as an anchor.

Looking back on one of the keepers

Looking back on one of the keepers

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