We arrived in Moab early afternoon on our first day in Utah. The plan was to spend the afternoon in Arches doing tourist things since my wife had never been there, but the park was full and not allowing entry. Instead we went to Fisher Towers and did some (sketchy) aid climbing on the Kingfisher tower before heading to camp. We got up early the next day and got into the park, where we spent the morning hiking to the delicate arch and doing other tourist things before heading to the balanced rock/elephant butte area for some tower climbing. It turns out tower climbing is quite fun, and the views in the park are incredible. We went up Owl Rock, Bullwinkle Tower, and Off Balanced Rock before finding ourselves at the car a little after 5pm - just enough time to make a quick run up Elephant Butte for sunset. Elephant Butte is more of a scramble, and its routefinding isn't exactly the usual linear style of canyoneering, but you do technically work your way through some canyons, and it requires a canyoneering permit from the park. Regardless of whatever it was, it was beautiful. Wandering through the canyons between the fins was awesome way to spend the waning desert light. I had lightly read the Mountain Project beta for this route and decided it would be obvious and required minimal preparation. I was almost correct. We worked through the route until we arrived at the sand dune area, then got to the "crux" section, where you work up a slot canyon until you enter a pothole-type room with two potential exits - left or right. We spent some time here trying to figure out which to take. Either would require some low level unprotected climbing (5.5?) which would be easy on the way up, but would be tricky to downclimb if we took the wrong path. Eventually we convinced ourselves we must have taken a wrong turn and worked back to the sand dune area before deciding that we had been on the right track originally. We looked at the time and decided we still had just enough time to go for it if we remained efficient. We worked our way back up to the crux area, and I committed to climbing the right exit and explored while my wife waited below. I started working up and left after the exit but it cliffed out. I worked my way back down, and then followed the gully straight ahead from the exit, where I found the first rappel hidden around a corner. I climbed back to the notch and gave a sitting belay to my wife, and we headed to the first rappel. I knew the rappel was a bit less than 100', and I had brought only our new 200' Canyonero rope. It did not come with a middle mark, and I had forgotten to mark it before we left for our trip. The lack of a middle mark ended up being probably the biggest time waste of our trip. I fixed one end so my wife could rappel to the ground, then equalized with her help from below. This worked fine, but it was unnecessary. After the first rappel, we followed the footprints to the right, down a long canyon... to a beautiful dead end. More time wasted. We backtracked to the end of the last rappel and worked left this time, where after some boulders, we made it to the slick rock section that eventually leads to the summit. We raced up the slick rock to the final headwall where we didn't find an obvious break, but managed to find something "good enough", so I climbed up then gave my wife a sitting belay. The summit was beautiful, but the sun was already over the horizon, so we grabbed a quick photo and began racing down. I gave my wife a meat anchor rappel off the headwall, then I downclimbed with some combination of a crab, slide, and jump. The directions to the last rap were pretty obvious, but there is a lot of slick rock between the summit and the last rappel to work through, so we put our headlamps on before beginning the descent. We made it to the final rappel with the last shred of light, and I again tied off the rope to allow my wife to rappel full length, which allowed her to skip the downclimb (which was a bit tricky by headlamp). After we were both down, we had a nice walk through the desert back to the car by the light of a nearly full moon. Lessons from this outing: - Do a little more prep. A minute or two and a quick download could have prevented our back tracking and allowed us time to enjoy the sunset on the summit. - I really should have middle marked the rope. I didn't resolve this until we returned home.