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Looking for canyon climbing partner Oct. 14-21st, Escalante Area

Discussion in 'Meet Up' started by Adventure Muffin, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Adventure Muffin

    Adventure Muffin Adventure Muffin

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    I put together 4 loop hikes in Escalante area based on the books by Steve Allen Canyoneering 3-Loop hikes in Utah’s Escalante and Canyoneering 2. Also some research of trails using Michael Kelsey’s books on Slot canyon guide to Colorado plateau and non-technical canyon hiking guides.


    Anyone out there interested in joining me on any of these adventures between Oct 14 and 21st? (Got to be back to Portland Oct 22) If so, which one and why?

    Cheers

    David 503 654 2070
    Of the many choices offered, I have narrowed it down to 4


    1. Stevens and Coyote Canyon loop:

    53 miles

    Physically demanding, route finding and class 5.2 climbing

    7 day loop

    80 ft. rope 7 ml

    Water wading, dry sections (min carry capacity of 2 gallons)

    More info: http://www.acrossutah.com/wordpress/stevens-canyon-and-the-baker-route/

    Purple route at https://caltopo.com/m/F4KE



    2. Death Hollow and Sands Canyon loop:

    53 miles Class 5.4 climbing with little exposure. Lots of wading and swimming. Excellent physical condition. Wet suit and inner tube to carry gear recommended on longer stretches of swimming

    40 ft. rope needed

    Blue route at https://caltopo.com/m/F4KE

    More info: https://backcountrypost.com/trail-guides/death-hollow.78/



    3. Little Death Hollow and Wolverine canyons

    36 miles

    3-4 day loop

    Class 5 climbing with exposure

    Wadding shoes recommended

    Green route at https://caltopo.com/m/F4KE

    More info: https://backcountrypost.com/threads/little-death-hollow-wolverine-loop.698/



    4. Peek a boo and Spooky canyons

    1-2 day loop

    10-22 miles

    40 ft. rope, class 5.0 climbing

    Could probably be combined with Stevens and Coyote canyon loop.

    Red route at https://caltopo.com/m/F4KE

    More info: http://www.brycecanyoncountry.com/the-grand-staircase-slot-canyons-peek-a-boo-and-spooky-gulch/



    Probably the most technically challenging and interesting one with a variety of travel is the Death Hollow and Sands Canyon thrash.