Last Candition: May 25, 2013
Perfect weather, outstanding views. Last rap had webbing in main drainage and around boulder just north of 3rd rap. We used main drainage, other one looked more fun but we couldn't see if our rope reached the bottom so played it safe. Rope pulls also really damaging rock on that one (rap #4 boulder north of #3).
Skipped first rap, by accident, just down-climbed it, woops! Second rap anchor from two bolts high LDC behind two massive boulders was in good shape. Then comes the snow and ice! The entire bowl is a gigantic ice rink caked in snow. Had to get creative on getting down safely, which is half the fun right? because of the unknown conditions I brought a 165ft rope and a 200ft pull cord and was happy I did. I couldn't safely get to the major drainage on the last rap due to the ice and ended up using about 140ft of the rope to get down in another area close by.
U-turn is in great shape! What a GREAT little route! We ghosted rap #4, so there may or may not be webbing there now.
Cool, clear, calm day. All bolts and anchor materials were in good shape.
After two toadstools go as far right as possible. There's webbing around a small bush, but we carefully walked to the first bolt under a large rock in the center part of the drainage. Rap 2 bolt placement makes getting on rappel difficult. Could have been put higher up on wall to make it easier. Rap 3 can be easily downclimbed, but why not rappel for fun. Visited the cool formations on this tier, then rappelled to the exit tier. Stayed against this south wall and just walked out east and around the corner south back to the parking lot.
We did this early in the morning before it became too hot. It was very windy on top. The third rappel has some webbing around a boulder that goes under another rock and gets your rope stuck, we should have removed it, but didn't. We also used the crack on the last rappel. Because the other one is creating bad rope grooves in the rock.
Anchors and webbing all in good shape except couldn't find anchor for 3rd rap...but didn't have a whole lot of time to look for it. We placed a sling on large boulder and rapped from it.
Beautiful! This has gotta be one of the best views of Arches NP I have ever seen. The route was short and sweet. We did the whole route in about 2 hours. Nothing about this canyon was complicated.
Beautiful hike, bolts and anchors all seem to be in perfect working order. There are multiple anchors set up along the rim on the 3rd and 4th raps so you can choose which height youd prefer. This is a very customizable and simple rap route.
Fun short canyon to get the body warmed up. All anchors were in good shape. Beautiful scenery. We removed webbing from the bolts on the 4th rappel. Park rangers are requesting that the rappel be done directly down the water course. Many slingable boulders right at the head, so no reason not to.