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UT: Zion Heaps 5/10/2022

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Krampus, May 12, 2022.

  1. Krampus

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    I didn't do Heaps but shuttled a group of 6 to Lava Point. They set off at approx 4AM and got to the grotto at 8PM. Not a ton of info on conditions but he mentioned that the potholes were full of cold water. They didnt do many pot hole escapes. Long swims in cold dark corridors. He stayed warm with a 5 mm full suit and a 1mm vest underneath. He used neoprene socks, beanie and gloves. Others in the group didn't have the gloves socks etc and struggled with extremities getting cold.

    At about the half way section a large pine tree had fallen within the last few weeks and had deposited pine branches in the corridors making for a swimming obstacle.

    He didn't mention any of the anchors needing repair. He may chime in later but I wanted to get a basic report out there for anyone thinking of doing it in the next couple days.
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  2. Jeff Randall

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    Yep, saw the post on Facebook and ask about water levels. We need to do it again, Krampus!
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    They invited me but I have been under the weather and 6 was already a good sized group for Heaps. It would be good to get in a canyon with you guys again. It's been too long.
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  4. ratagonia

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    Six is also the legal limit. (In this context).
  5. Krampus

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    Rules are for helmet wearers.
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    There is no point in wearing a helmet if there is nothing going on upstairs.
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  9. Krampus

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    No one has died canyoneering while sitting on their sofa. The safest option is to just stay out of the canyon.
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    So anywho, the canyon is full of cold water and not many pothole escapes. Enjoy.
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  11. Taylor

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    This thread made me laugh. Thank you.
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  12. Jon Adams

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    Yep. I watch it on the big screen, from someone else’s cam…
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