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Cassidy Arch Canyon - Capitol Reef

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10/11/2019
Easy straight forward canyon. In and out easy. Anchors all good. Fun first rappel.

09/13/2019

04/28/2019
Easy, casual, gorgeous. Relatively short hike up, 8 rappers and short walk back to the car. One section of down climbing. I think I could even lead this one! No water.

03/15/2019
Start at around 10

03/02/2019
Max and Kellan

10/13/2018

10/13/2018

04/22/2018
nice temp, no water, 3 other groups showed up around the same time

02/10/2018
Bitt & I, nobody in the park!

11/26/2017

11/24/2017
Pretty fun, quick canyon. Went on Black Friday and it was crazy busy. At least 5 parties in the canyon. Luckily we got there right before the bigger parties so we were able to cruise it in 3.5 hours. All the webbing looks fresh and the chains on the first rappel are great. The first rap is a doozy!!!

10/15/2017

10/07/2017

10/03/2017
I loved this canyon. The hike to the arch is beautiful, and rapping down through the arch itself is tons of fun. I brought a 200 ft. rope and 150 ft. pull cord, which worked just fine for the first (and fairly big) rap. Note that you might have an audience when start the slot, as the arch itself attracts bevies of hikers throughout the day. The rest of the canyon is really splendid. Great raps, pretty scenery. It is over all too soon. One note: be sure you follow the beta on the second rap. I hit the second (bolted) rap and foolishly though it was a short one. It is not, it is about 130 ft. After rapping down to a ledge before a big drop off, I realized my mistake and had to ascend my rope back up to the bolt and redo my rap. Amateur hour! :P All the same, I highly recommend doing this canyon, especially if you love rappelling!

09/30/2017

06/15/2017
Venture off: awesome canyon with arch and cool bridge, cave too.

05/31/2017

05/27/2017
Group of 11 in 5 hours

05/17/2017
It was a very cold rainy may day but we knew this canyon didn't have much flash flood potential so we went for it with Calder, Maddi, Kelley and my wife. It started snowing a little bit on us while we were in there. 8 rappels

10/22/2016

10/15/2016
This is a favorite - especially in October during fall foliage times. Good variety, only one in the canyon. New bolts in places didn't use to be since I did it a year or so ago. One note is that the hike up to Timpie canyon (Ferns nipple route) provides a great view of the Cassidy Arch and canyon.

08/20/2016

06/02/2016

05/07/2016
After reading on several sites that retrievable anchors were needed I was surprised to find that most of the rappels were bolted on this canyon. With all the bolted anchors the canyon was very straight forward.

03/19/2016

11/26/2015
If taking beginners it is good to understand that the first rappel can be quite intimidating. Would be good to do a "practice" rappel first for the uninitiated. Great little canyon with a lot of action in a short distance!

09/08/2015
This canyon was fun, easier than advertised but very fun. There were several tour groups in front of us, I think this canyon gets done a lot by them. Luckily they were nice and there was plenty of room to pass. Great easy trip.

05/02/2015
Awesome canyon with great natural features and lots of fun rappels. Took us forever though with a group of 10 mostly newbies

03/24/2015
Awesome day with two teens. Family also hiked to the arch and took photos of our first rap. ~2hr 3min trip from arch.

10/10/2014

09/18/2014

05/15/2014
done this twice

04/17/2014
We had great weather when we did this canyon! It certainly starts off with a bang- fine for me but a few fairly new canyoneers in my group who were afraid of heights who struggled with the first rappel. If you take "beginners" make sure they are comfortable with heights, or they will question why they joined you! When we went some of the webbing was starting to get worn- will probably return in the fall with a small group to replace a lot of webbing. The fourth rappel following the two stage has been bolted, and very well. A super squeezey start to that one! I personally am not a fan of the placement of the bolts for the fifth rappel - their height and proximity to the edge make for a super awkward swinging-out start. Not terrible, but bolts placed higher on the wall could make the start go much more smoothly. Canyon was completely dry and litter-free. Absolutely gorgeous and one I will likely end up doing annually! A blast!

04/18/2011
Deadman anchor failed at small drop, luckily no injuries.

04/10/2011
Cold trip. Rappeling with the dogs is easier when you where them like a backpack.

01/01/2001
Very easy to find. Huge first rapel! Easy the rest of the way

10/05/0019


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