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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Craigcrow, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Craigcrow

    Craigcrow

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    Just went through Cassidy arch and noticed the hanger on the right bolt on the 1st rappel is kinda loose, descend at your own discretion, I went through the north variation


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  2. ratagonia

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    By the "North Variation", do you mean by the route where you rappel next to Cassidy Arch?

    Tom
  3. Craigcrow

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    I meant I went down that little side canyon that intersects with the trail a few hundred yards back from the arch towards the trailhead and which drops into the main canyon right before the rappel through the arch


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    Thank you for the heads up. I'm not sure that canyon has been tagged with a name yet - perhaps "Sundance" would be a good name for it.

    Tom
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    Thank you for the heads up. I'm not sure that canyon has been tagged with a name yet - perhaps "Sundance" would be a good name for it.

    Tom

    It does have a name. It's Cassidy's Armpit. The name is entirely related to it's location and not indicative of the quality of the canyon - it's actually a good one with a backcountry feel and a way to avoid the chaos often occurring in upper Cassidy Arch Canyon.
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    Awesome... though, that is kind of a stinky name...

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    Not anymore...or for long anyway. Just sayin....

    My opinion of the canyon? The canyon is chossy with big loose blocks. Brushy, with awkward chimney downclimbs in its first half. Then improves a bit in the middle, with a quite nice final rap. Inferior product to the main fork, says I. Also copious amounts of poison ivy. Again, just sayin
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    Chossy, brushy, awkward, poison ivy - yeah, just like I said, it has a real backcountry feel. You did forget to mention the birth canal rappel/downclimb that has wedged at least one person in so tightly that a rescue was required. Inferior to the main fork? Of course. It's even inferior to most of the other options in the area. With a name like armpit, what more needs to be said? Just sayin.
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