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East and West Cheesebox Canyon - Cedar Mesa

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08/10/2018
west fork, long slot filled with thick debris. 4 raps. 11hrs.

06/02/2018
We did full west Cheesebox Definitely will need clearance and almost certainly AWD (we had a late-model CRV) to get through the first portion of the road. We hit a section we didn't care to attempt halfway between trailheads so we just parked there, but you could probably attempt it with velocity and courage. This was a good canyon. It was a slow burn and somewhat mundane until you get into the depths of the canyon. They were a lot of caves and pseudo-caves, and several cool pits to drop into as part of raps or downclimbing. If you do this canyon with 0 raps you might actually be insane. The swims were long and exciting, two of which we found to be mandatory (although mayyyybe you could stem over them if you are incredible). The slots were pleasantly slotty but not too tight. No need for wetsuits on a hot day as you can catch sun after them to dry off and/or warm up. The water wasn't even too horrifically dirty. Even with a late start we finished (with no car shuttle) in about 6.5 hours. It was almost strange finishing a deproach in the daylight... The deproach has some of the best crypto I've ever seen. It's amazing. Follow the abundant cairns to stay on the elephant track and avoid hurting additional crypto. Overall a fun canyon worth visiting with two long mandatory swims. This would be a great intro canyon for swims as the downclimbs and raps weren't terribly difficult or exposed.

06/02/2018
Awesome!

05/05/2018
Fun!

10/28/2017
Some pretty slots, easy down climbs, and small rappels. Easy canyon worth doing once, probably never again if you like more technically challenging canyons.

10/07/2017
Were hoping to do Cheesebix but reading reports on the road conditions didn't make me think it likely. Drove out and parked at top of Soldiers Crossing then walked down before committing the car. Sadly the crossing of White Canyon was a no go for us. Don't think our Subaru AWD at home (rather than our hire car!) would have made it either. Had to settle on Fry instead. Next trip!

05/27/2017
West Fork Only

Val
04/17/2017
A+ Canyon. Did this in 75 degree weather with wetsuits (essential for me since I get cold easily).

10/01/2013

05/26/2013

06/23/2012


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