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Pearson Canyon

Wasatch Front beta posted by Bootboy
  • The Hype

    A long [Northern] Wasatch Front canyon that offers solitude, big rappels, and a canyoneering opportunity within a reasonable drive of the northern Wasatch.

    Getting There

    Spot a car in Willard off of I-15: From highway 89 in South Willard, turn onto 7425 S and drive as far east on as you can, then park. To drive to the top of the canyon return to I-15 and head north, or just head north on Highway 89. When you reach 1100 South in Brigham, turn East and drive to Mantua. From Mantua drive the Willard peak road all the way to inspiration point. The road changes slightly from year to year, so AWD/4WD with some clearnace is best. It can be negotiated in a passenger car but might not be worth the possible damage to tires or the possibility of getting stuck. Drive time from car spot to canyon top is approximately 1 hour 9 minutes: https://goo.gl/maps/8aELp

    On the Willard Peak road, you may encounter swarms of ATV'ers that fly down the hill with reckless abandon; caution is advised.

    The Canyon - Rating: 3A IV   Longest Rap: 240'   # of Raps: 5-6

    From inspiration point, head immediately downhill into the drainage to the west. The fall line will be a generally WSW direction. After a steep initial descent into the gully you will encounter steeper and rockier terrain, as you near the imposing south wall of the drainage. You may opt to rappel at some point. Rap one can be avoided if the right scramble is selected. There are no bolts in this canyon. The nature of the rock lends itself to natural anchors. As you progress down canyon through a rocky, usually dry creek-bed, you will encounter several more, non-optional rappels up to 240'.

    The Exit

    After what seems like endless hiking over rocky terrain down the canyon, it opens up and levels out. Once you are actually out of the canyon, hike to the power-line road, then south for about 1/4 mile then west down a 2 track to where you shuttle car will be waiting.

    Red Tape

  • Spot a car in Willard off of I-15: From highway 89 in South Willard, turn onto 7425 S and drive as far east on as you can, then park. To drive to the top of the canyon return to I-15 and head north, or just head north on Highway 89. When you reach 1100 South in Brigham, turn East and drive to Mantua. From Mantua drive the Willard peak road all the way to inspiration point. The road changes slightly from year to year, so AWD/4WD with some clearnace is best. It can be negotiated in a passenger car but might not be worth the possible damage to tires or the possibility of getting stuck. Drive time from car spot to canyon top is approximately 1 hour 9 minutes: https://goo.gl/maps/8aELp

    On the Willard Peak road, you may encounter swarms of ATV'ers that fly down the hill with reckless abandon; caution is advised.
  • From inspiration point, head immediately downhill into the drainage to the west. The fall line will be a generally WSW direction. After a steep initial descent into the gully you will encounter steeper and rockier terrain, as you near the imposing south wall of the drainage. You may opt to rappel at some point. Rap one can be avoided if the right scramble is selected. There are no bolts in this canyon. The nature of the rock lends itself to natural anchors. As you progress down canyon through a rocky, usually dry creek-bed, you will encounter several more, non-optional rappels up to 240'.
  • After what seems like endless hiking over rocky terrain down the canyon, it opens up and levels out. Once you are actually out of the canyon, hike to the power-line road, then south for about 1/4 mile then west down a 2 track to where you shuttle car will be waiting.
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