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Great White Icicles

Took 6 people down the Great White Icicles July 1st. Flow was high, but good. No one used a wetsuit, It got a little cold and crowded at Rap 3 but we took extra rope to start sending peole onto rap 4. All hardware looked good. There is some confusing webbing above rap 1 that could be mistaken as the first rap. Make sure you dont get confused or your first guy down will end up short.   ...

Studmonkey41@hotmail.com

2017-07-03

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Nankoweap Trail - Grand Canyon

There was still snow on the south facing sides of the north rim section of the Nankoweap Trail on April 15th that made for some tricky hiking. Poles and careful teamwork is recommended.  The campsite near the trailhead is in good shape but a campfire is not a good idea given the vegetation. The trail is as treacherous as has been described by numerous sources so please use caution and carry plenty of water since there are no sources until reaching the canyon bottom. The creek at the end of...

Zelkin

2017-04-23

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Pleiades Canyon

Pleiades Canyon My buddy and I completed this canyon yesterday (9/17/16). It was my first weekend canyoneering, and my partner was the one showing me the sport. Unfortunately, on the 3rd rappel, he pulled his shoulder out instinctively grabbing onto a rock(Not a great place to be injured). Fortunately, we knew enough from rock climbing/rescue to get him out of there safely and rush to the ER. We had two ropes but also left two ropes because I managed to get them stuck in a state of panic and...

amellowfellow

2016-09-19

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Na-gah 6/18/16

Descended Na-gah over the weekend with Cassidy as the other half of the day. Great canyon!  If you stay in the water course new webbing as been rigged and adds an early rappel (80' or so) then continues to the downclimbs which someone has left webbing at each location in case of the need to rap. I thought all the downclimbs were do-able even for those really nervous could complete with a partner assist. Really enjoyed this canyon! Be aware the approach can be rough if completed in f...

gshansen3@gmail.com

2016-06-29

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Nighthawk and others in Capitol

Memorial day weekend was filled with canyons!  Completed Wives 5, 2; Nighthawk and Cassidy Arch. Nighthawk: Great canyon, potholes were mostly full of sand/dirt so no real escapes required. One or two required a partner assist to enter the pothole but not as difficult. Completed in 5 hours with a group of 3. Second to last rap is the big one, great views! Cassidy arch: great canyon, only canyon we saw people in all weekend. Love Capitol reef. Bolts are in at the at each rappel so ...

gshansen3@gmail.com

2016-06-01

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04/02/16 - 04/03/2016 Neon, Egypt 1, Egypt 2.

Group of 5 Neon - Great time of year to do Neon. The first half of the canyon was completely dry. At the first pothole we suited up in our wetsuits, gloves, & booties & dropped in to the water which we were very glad we had. The water was cold but fun. First pothole was waist deep & passed by a 2 man shoulder/hand stand. We are both 6 feet tall. Pack toss would have worked good but i'd rather save my pack. The rest of the canyon was fairly wet including one part of swimm...

dakotabelliston

2016-04-05

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Behunin Canyon, March 5, 2016

Great day for Behunin. Snow in Little Siberia area made for a slick approach. Some snow pack in the upper part of Behunin made sure that the little bit of flow was extremely cold but no real deep spots, except the 6th rap, first person will get good and wet but can guide everyone else over the pool.  Anchors seem fairly new with new webbing, however, webbing was tied directly to the anchors without rapid links so it will wear through quickly.  Be sure to take plenty of webbing if y...

mwkarren

2016-03-08

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Escape from Alcatraz

Five of us from Denver decided to undertake Alcatraz as our first canyoneering adventure in October 2014.  Wow! It was a blast, but often referenced by us as 'type two' fun:) A couple of us were experienced climbers, a couple of us were on Alpine Search and Rescue, and our final member had balls of steel - she was awesome and was able to stem many of slots better than the rest of us.  This canyon forced an accelerated learning curve for descent techniques, but somehow we manag...

dunlapww

2015-05-26

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Lower Fish Creek to Reverse Hands Ruin

This is an easy hike now. The BLM has developed it with trail markers and the trail itself appears to be maintained or at least well used. I remember having to do some bushwhacking and creek crossings in the past. The first two ruins are in close proximity to each other. We think the mileage was 3.76 miles by my GPS. The road to the trail head, going left at the BLM board was sandy when we were there the week of 4/17/15. If your car can't handle it, just park at the BLM info board. There is...

Solovino

2015-03-25

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U-Turn Canyon

Great short canyon for beginners looking for some repels. I did this canyon as  sunrise hike and it has great views as you finish the apporach....

sethkfman

2015-02-22

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