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News Mystery Canyon Zion first descent 1977 video

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ratagonia, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Here is a video from Kevin Gentry and his daughter that discusses his first descent of Mystery Canyon in July, 1977.

    (maybe I have posted this before)

    Tom

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  2. Kuenn

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    Interesting!

    Mystery is certainly a special find and place. Pretty cool to have an original pioneer take you down memory lane of a discovery.

    Amusing from the video - gear-wise - the excesses in some areas and then lack thereof in others was surprising, 2011 is not that long ago.
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    I think the video was 2011. First decent it says is 1977
  4. Scott Patterson

    Scott Patterson

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    I'm surprised the first descent wasn't before then. The anchors in there look a lot older than 1977 vintage.
  5. ratagonia

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    I have another source (1978 trip report in the Black Book) that gives Oct 1976 as the first descent date.

    Tom
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