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Utah Canyoneering

Postby Scott P » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:13 pm

Last weekend, the kids had a long weekend so we did some technical canyoneering in Utah.

We met with a group of others and completed Blarney, Arscenic and Basilisk Canyons. Arscenic was Shaylee's most difficult canyon to date and the 200 foot rappel was a record for both kids. There was much climbing, stemming and scrambling involved, but everyone had a blast. A full trip report will follow, but here are a few teaser photos.

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Re: Utah Canyoneering

Postby skiwall » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:31 pm

Cute! Arscenic is one of my favs. :)
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Re: Utah Canyoneering

Postby Brian C » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:45 pm

Very cool Scott. You need to get me out canyoneering! I've still never been... :(
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Re: Utah Canyoneering

Postby nkan02 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:48 pm

I am heading to Arches next week. This will be my 2nd time canyoneering in Utah, but 1st time technical canyoneering. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Utah Canyoneering

Postby scramble » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:15 pm

nkan02 wrote:I am heading to Arches next week. This will be my 2nd time canyoneering in Utah, but 1st time technical canyoneering. Looking forward to it.


so jealous!!! :-D take lots of pics!

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Re: Utah Canyoneering

Postby mtgirl » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:27 pm

nkan02 wrote:I am heading to Arches next week. This will be my 2nd time canyoneering in Utah, but 1st time technical canyoneering. Looking forward to it.


Rock of Ages is pretty cool, so are Tierdrop and Uturn. If you get some time for Elephant Butte (more of a 4th class climb than canyoneering), I'd highly recommend it. It has a rappel in the middle of the climbing route. GREAT views from the top.....the highpoint of Arches NP.
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