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Alternate Exit Route

Alternate Exit Route

Alternate Exit Route

Page Type: Route

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.30000°N / 108.98°W

Object Title: Alternate Exit Route

Route Type: Canyoneering

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Up to class 5.7 in the canyon

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Created/Edited: Jun 28, 2004 / Mar 7, 2006

Object ID: 161352

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From the visitor center, drive north along the Hapers Corner Road for 4.2 miles to the Plug Hat Picnic Area. Park here.

Route Description

Complete the Main Fork as described here.

If a car shuttle is available, this exit has a bit less elevation gain. After enjoying the Magic Chamber, head down canyon. At the first convenient route, climb out of the canyon on the south side. Head up to the rim (very steep!) and then head cross country up to the point near the 6800-foot contour. From there, follow the rim of Bull Canyon to the Plug Hat Picnic Area.

Essential Gear

Several slings (bring 60 feet minimum), 6-10 rapid links or rappel rings, one 60 meter rope, one 15 meter rope, and a climbing harness. There may be short wades in the slot, but probably never any swimming, so go prepared for that.


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