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Discussion in 'Archives - Yahoo Canyons Group' started by Calvin Richardson, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Anyone have info on route to Birch Creek?  Is the only way thru Phantom and out the Patriarcs and how long is the raps out of the Patriarchs.



  2. RAM

    RAM Guest

    Final raps at 300 and 330 I think? Although Bill Ellard said that one can head north on the rim of the final drop and rap into a talus field at 200 feet, but not confirmed. The only way in I know is from Phantom and over Church Mesa. Canyon done years back by Kip Marshall and Brian Cabe, with an intense finish. Three hundred and thirty foot raps with three hundred foot ropes, at the edge of darkness can do that to you. Great story. Those boys have a lot of nerve. Kudos.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/canyons/message/4114

    and here too

    http://www.math.utah.edu/~sfolias/canyontales/tale/?i=birchcreek

    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, Calvin Richardson <bellcyn@...> wrote:
    Anyone have info on route to Birch Creek?  Is the only way thru Phantom and out the Patriarcs and how long is the raps out of the Patriarchs.

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  3. bshwakr09

    bshwakr09 Guest

    Couple of things...hope it makes sense.

    The ends of both Birch Creek and Abraham nearly meet at the head of the Court of the Patriarchs. The end of Abraham canyon is quite fragmented and looks to be doable in several pitches with a 200'. Brian verified that you can access the end of Abraham by going over a hill from the end of Birch Creek. As for access to Abraham, it was elluded to me that there is an old climbers route before the upper narrows of phantom that will take you into Abraham. I still haven't verified the route myself.

    Ram, thanks for the joint kudos on Birch Creek but I gotta say, Brian was the man that day! I thought I was in pretty good shape until I ventured out with that middle-aged and slightly beefy man. He rocked!

    K

    --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, "RAM" <adkramoo@...> wrote:
    Final raps at 300 and 330 I think? Although Bill Ellard said that one can head north on the rim of the final drop and rap into a talus field at 200 feet, but not confirmed. The only way in I know is from Phantom and over Church Mesa. Canyon done years back by Kip Marshall and Brian Cabe, with an intense finish. Three hundred and thirty foot raps with three hundred foot ropes, at the edge of darkness can do that to you. Great story. Those boys have a lot of nerve. Kudos.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/canyons/message/4114
    > and here too
    http://www.math.utah.edu/~sfolias/canyontales/tale/?i=birchcreek
    > --- In Yahoo Canyons Group, Calvin Richardson <bellcyn@> wrote:

    Anyone have info on route to Birch Creek?  Is the only way thru Phantom and out the Patriarcs and how long is the raps out of the Patriarchs.





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