I had heard about a promising new canyon in Capitol Reef called Aperture, that was later published under the name of A-Door-Able Canyon. It looked like a lot of mileage for not very much canyon, so I had put off doing it for quite a while. However, I found what looked like an upper extension to the canyon, which was enough for me to get after it. Leaving the Chimney Rock Trailhead at 8:30am, we reached the canyon floor in 3 hours. The beta only describes the lower canyon, which is separated from the upper by a bit of wash walking, so we hiked to the top of the upper to see if it was a worthwhile add-on. In the upper section we found a few down-climbs and a final series of filled potholes that we were able to link together with a 200ft+ rappel off a small natural arch on the RDC. While this section was very short, I’d say it’s probably worth adding-on for anyone doing the canyon since you’ve already hiked all the way out there. The lower canyon is much deeper than the upper, and certainly where all the goods are at. After downclimbing near the head, we full-body bridged over a semi-keeper pothole with about waist deep water in it, and started setting up for a rappel right after. We did this rappel using a sandtrap, but a waterpocket could’ve also been used, though you’d need one or the other due to the nature of the spot. The rappel deposits you in the bottom of a pothole over 20 feet deep, that is blown out at the bottom, which is no-doubt where the name A-Door-Able comes from. This feature was one of the most unique features I’ve seen in a canyon, and is definitely worth seeing. The next obstacle was a short and horrendous drop through a tight, overhanging crack that couldn’t be downclimbed, that we conquered through a not so graceful partner assist. Anyone with a hefty chest might really struggle getting through this obstacle safely. Next we encountered an interesting cathedral-like hallway, followed by a few short downclimbs. This led to a drop into a deep pothole that we partner-assisted and walked out of due positive angles on the exit side. A short rappel off a log led to the final stretch of the canyon, which looks over the almost 300 foot final rappel. We replaced the deadman anchor that was there and descended the final incredible rappel with a good amount of free-hang time. The landing was in a cottonwood grove with a flowing spring, situated in the high-walled Spring Canyon. The final rappel is the icing on the cake of a short, but worthwhile canyon. We took our time in the canyon, with it taking us 4.5 hours to descend from the top of the upper section out the bottom of the lower. The hike out of Spring Canyon back to Chimney Rock was mostly level, and quite scenic, which makes the distance required for this canyon a lot easier. In total, we traveled 11 miles, with about 1700 feet of elevation gain, in about 9.5 hours car to car. Overall, I enjoyed the canyon more than its neighbor, Pandora's Box, though it is much shorter. It is a great canyon for those who don’t mind a hike, and are looking for some natural anchor challenges in a very scenic canyon.