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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Brian C » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:17 pm

Wish I could go. I am going to be in OR that weekend. If you end up going another time let me know. I'm planning on being in UT the whole first week of April between Zion and hopefully the Fishers. I'd be all about doing some canyons then if you're available.
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Scott P » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:15 pm

I'm planning on being in UT the whole first week of April between Zion and hopefully the Fishers.


Just avoid Easter Weekend in the Moab area (Jeep Safari). I wouldn't mind doing a canyon in April as well.
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Matt Lemke » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 am

ooohhh!!! Scott you might have given out slightly too much info :wink:

Regardless, I am looking forward to it :-D
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby climbnowworklater » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:36 am

Maybe it's me, but I have never seen a YDS grade associated with canyoneering. Granted, my canyoneering has been limited to AZ and UT with grades up to 3CIII, but maybe things are different in CO. Here is a website that might help:

http://www.canyoneeringusa.com/utah/introduction/understanding-canyon-ratings/

Good luck and post a follow up about your experience.

As far as sandthrax.....that is 5.10c2.....c2 meaning aid. Very few people actually climb that section.
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Scott P » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:40 pm

Maybe it's me, but I have never seen a YDS grade associated with canyoneering. Granted, my canyoneering has been limited to AZ and UT with grades up to 3CIII, but maybe things are different in CO.


YDS ratings are often used when climbing is required, including by the person who owns the website you link (and whom I also occasionally go canyoneering with).

Examples of YDS on the website you link:

http://www.canyoneeringusa.com/utah/north-wash/

http://www.canyoneeringusa.com/utah/north-wash/

If interested, some of our explorations are mentioned on the site (this is a Wingate slot in the same general area):

http://www.canyoneeringusa.com/rave/marinus-arch-adventure-north-wash-march-2011/


Same (usage of YDS) goes for all canyoneering sites I know of. Example (that's me in the photograph lower left and I know that website owner as well):

http://climb-utah.com/Powell/trail1.htm

So, yes we do often use YDS ratings when climbing is required to complete the canyon. I hope you find this information useful and let me know if there are any questions on ratings, I'd be happy to answer them.

As far as sandthrax.....that is 5.10c2.....c2 meaning aid. Very few people actually climb that section.


Explain what you mean. :?: You have to climb that section to get through the canyon.
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Brian C » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:11 pm

Scott P wrote:
I'm planning on being in UT the whole first week of April between Zion and hopefully the Fishers.


Just avoid Easter Weekend in the Moab area (Jeep Safari). I wouldn't mind doing a canyon in April as well.


Climbed the Titan over Easter jeep safari weekend last year. Was a ZOO!!!! Let's stay in touch. It'd be fun to do something again.
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Stone_man » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:33 pm

Brian C wrote:Wish I could go. I am going to be in OR that weekend. If you end up going another time let me know. I'm planning on being in UT the whole first week of April between Zion and hopefully the Fishers. I'd be all about doing some canyons then if you're available.


+1 for me on doing some canyons in April with you guys if that works out.

Scott--April seems like a pretty solid spring canyoneering month in SE UTAH. Is that a generally true statement?

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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Scott P » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:38 pm

Is that a generally true statement?


Yes, especially in the areas where canyons are more dry than wet. April is the most popular month for places like Robbers Roost, for example. Same for the dry ones in Escalante. For the Cedar Mesa area in SE Utah, for example, or the wet canyons in Escalante, peak season is later because of more water. In places like Zion, it's even later than that, at least for the wet canyons (which are a majority there).
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Scott P » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:59 pm

Bumping this up. Is anyone still interested?
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Matt Lemke » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:24 pm

What time on Saturday should I meet you in Green River Scott?
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Re: Canyoneering/Exploration President's Day Weekend

Postby Scott P » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:59 pm

It would be best if we can meet Friday evening if that would work for you, but Saturday morning would work if we meet early. Maybe 7 am?
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