North Wash is famous for tight, physical slots. And perhaps no canyon epitomizes the "skinnies" more than Shenanigans.
Even when you fit, it's frighteningly narrow. And if you don't? Well, let's just say, you're gonna have a bad time.
The general rule of thumb is if you weigh roughly 180 pounds or less, or have a 34 inch waist or smaller, you will be able squeeze and grunt your way through at ground level. If you find yourself too large to get through down low there is an optional high route, but it involves a challenging upclimb followed by sustained stemming that requires significant strength and endurance.
But the canyon isn't just a subterranean squeeze fest. It's also an extremely beautiful and photogenic route, with very long narrows, natural bridges, corkscrews, and a final rappel into a pool-filled grotto.
The Canyon - Rating: 3A III R Longest Rap: 50' # of Raps: 1-4
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