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Canyons on NE Side of Arches National Park

  • May 24, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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We are planning to do MMI, Undercover (Lost and Found), Winter Slot, and Repeat Jr. See (create an account);jsessionid=19jteeknf4lx71oxn2jgt6hf7a for directions to the trailhead. My GPS located it at N[masked] W109.48167. AJ Road Trips uses UTM format. A good converter is at Depending on who comes, we may employ a shuttle and exit one or both of MMI and Undercover via Lost Springs Canyon (a hike out vs. a low class-5 scramble with exposure on slick rock).

We are also considering climbing Looking Glass Rock, see, on Monday morning.

We'll drive up from NM on Friday, 5/24. We'll do canyons 5/25-26. We'll drive home on Monday, 5/27 (and optionally do Looking Glass).

You'll need your own lodging/camping arrangements and complete technical gear.

If you're interested in joining us and I don't know you, please send me a personal message with your Canyoneering and rescue knowledge and abilities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group to canyoneer and hang out with. Lots of fun and learned some new things from my new friends.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Brett K.

    Met a new Canyoneering friend. Awesome time with a great group.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brett, I sent you an email with history etc.

    May 23, 2013

  • Doug Van E.

    You can camp at the trailhead of MMI, etc but if it gets windy you'll eat a lot of sand. The Lost Springs walkout you only want to do to finish your day on MMI &/or Lost n Found. Its much longer to go out that way than up the slabs. If you do walk out Lost Springs as you follow Fish (?) Canyon to its head be looking for lots and lots of lithic sites. We found them all along that walk out a couple of years ago. On Winter Camp Slot DO NOT throw your rope unseen into that canyon. Have the 1st person down carry it on their harness. Once you are down in there look up at the chockstone, from slightly down-canyon and you will see the rope bag we got stuck there this past New Years by throwing the rope into a slot we could not see the configuration of.

    1 · May 1, 2013

    • Brian W.

      Hey Doug, I unfortunately saw your rope bag up close and personal. I did exactly what you recommend not to do and luckily, my partner was able to climb on top of the chockstone to pull our rope!

      1 · May 21, 2013

    • Doug Van E.

      Shit happens!!! Glad you got your rope w minimum hassle. Hope you liked all 4 canyons.

      May 21, 2013

  • Brett K.

    Hallie: I sent you a private message, but haven't seen a response from you. I'd like to know your background and skill set before descending a canyon with you.

    I have descended canyons and/or climbed with the 3 others who will be there. I'm know and am comfortable with them as partners and they with me.

    In Zion I've done Subway (via Russell Gulch), Mystery, Pine Creek, Keyhole, Birch Hollow, and Orderville. In Arches I've done Tierdrop, U-Turn, and Undercover (AKA Lost and Found). I've scouted and then descended 4 canyons in our area off the Rio Grande in NM, which we have setup for Canyoneering, building all the anchors (natural and in one we bolted it too). These we've named Pajarito Gorge, River Beach, Breaker Box, and Chavez Canyon.

    May 16, 2013

    • Brett K.

      I've also taken Rich Carlson's ART of Canyoneering and Canyon Rescue workshops.

      1 · May 16, 2013

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