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Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Matt Weyen, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Matt Weyen

    Matt Weyen

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    A week ago, a group of us from Boise and two from SLC met up down in Moab to have a rockin' good time! It was the first time to really explore the area for some of us and we were seriously impressed! These two canyons were only a part of what we did down there.

    Pleiades was a six hour car-to-car affair for us with nine people. Not being on the right trail on the way back and only having one real working rope slowed us down some. On the exit, we eventually had to bushwhacked back to the trail in after the "trail" we started out on turned out to be a game trail. We were short on daylight and I think it affected our patience to look for the legit trail out even though we had plenty of headlamps and a gps. Pretty sure we saw the legit trail on the opposite side of the creek when we got down with the last rap.

    That canyon with the amount of water going through it now is top notch! We got it with no ice and good flow! Everyone had on between six and eight millimeters of neoprene and full rain gear and yet five of us got good and chilly. My four mm farmer john, four mm full and two mm top, along with five mm socks and a mix of gloves did the job for me very nicely and I would suggest the same to anyone going through.

    Medieval Chamber seemed like a fair amount of hiking for just a couple raps, but those two raps were very beautiful, as was the hike once in Negro Bill Canyon. Worth the time it took in my opinion! That second rap at the arch was spectacular! A couple of us did the simultaneous rappel and that was wild to watch! If I did it again and had somebody along that was within 15lbs or so of me, I'd try it.

    Moab, we'll be back someday, that's for sure!

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  2. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Awesome prep! You are all certainly decked out for Pleiades.

    Loved the pics.
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