Southern Baptist Canyon | Southern Swell

Canyoneering Southern Baptist Canyon - Southern Swell Canyoneering Southern Baptist Canyon

Southern Swell

Overview

RATING: 3B

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 7 to 15 mph.

73 | 46

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 82.

82 | 53

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 87.

87 | 60

Fri

A slight chance of rain showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

85 | 61

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 88.

88 | 62

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

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 7 to 15 mph.

73 | 46

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 82.

82 | 53

Thu

Sunny, with a high near 87.

87 | 60

Fri

A slight chance of rain showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

85 | 61

Sat

Sunny, with a high near 88.

88 | 62

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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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