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UT: Ticaboo Mesa Winds in Purgatory

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Mountaineer, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Mid-March in Purgatory. An arch right in the canyon, multi-stage raps, some narrows, and discovery at every turn. Great stuff. Little tricky to start, as many say you can just downclimb in between the forks. We found an anchor spot in the right fork.

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    Just a bit of water ankle deep, and some anchor challenges. Many sections require team work to overcome, which was the highlight of the day.

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    Caution. Some of the raps are deeply undercut. Take care to not scratch the rock! Given the harder starts and some anchor work, some beginners could get a little overwhelmed.

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    Beware of wind. We had lots of sand, in everything that night.


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  2. Sandstone Addiction

    Sandstone Addiction Headed South

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    Loved the TR Mountaineer! :twothumbs:

    I recognized your son in the photos, but who were the other members of your team?
  3. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Is that an X slot?

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    Hi Dave,
    Can't believe you recognized him. He has grown a ton since we ran across you last year. Ha ha. ;-)

    My wife Elizabeth and friend Curtis came along on this trip. Fantastic trip and memory, although much smaller in scope than what Ram and team is doing in the Grand Canyon. :thumbsup: Ah well, I can always set some goals and dream big, right?
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