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Southern Swell

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Southern Swell

Overview

RATING: 3B

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 55. West northwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning.

55 | 34

Mon

A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

58 | 38

Tue

A 50 percent chance of snow before 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

42 | 33

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 42.

42 | 23

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 28

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall
RAPPELS: 2-4 to 25 m ( 83 ft. )
WATER: Some pools.
FLASHFLOOD: High

Sun

Sunny, with a high near 55. West northwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning.

55 | 34

Mon

A 20 percent chance of rain after 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph.

58 | 38

Tue

A 50 percent chance of snow before 11am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

42 | 33

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 42.

42 | 23

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 50.

50 | 28

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Colorful wall - Southern Baptist Draw - San Rafael Swell

Colorful wall - Southern Baptist Draw - San Rafael Swell

Another colorful wall - Southern Baptist Draw - San Rafael Swell

Another colorful wall - Southern Baptist Draw - San Rafael Swell

Sometimes an error in navigation can turn out OK (and perhaps more often not). So it goes with Southern Baptist. Several groups over the years have inadvertently descended this canyon thinking it was Baptist Draw. It is not, but it is a good canyon.

Southern Baptist has a short approach, short slot section, and not too bad of an exit makes it a good beginner canyon. It can hold a few big pools of water, so is best in spring, summer, or fall. The rappels are fairly straight forward, although the penultimate rappel can be a bit of an awkward start. This is the perfect canyon to round out a weekend in the area. Oh, and with the right description, it is easy navigation.

Final Slot Section  - Southern Baptist Draw - San Rafael Swell

Final Slot Section - Southern Baptist Draw - San Rafael Swell

Even More Final Slot Section  - Southern Baptist Draw - San Rafael Swell

Even More Final Slot Section - Southern Baptist Draw - San Rafael Swell

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