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s_tuning@msn.comEcho  Sucess!

s_tuning@msn.com

Lots of swimming and annoying 10 ft raps with weird starts.
Posted Jan 19, 2013 4:10 pm

mbhcAmazing in Ice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008
I've done this canyon four times with various groups. It is a great canyon, even down to the near 180 degree turn the canyon makes before the last rap, and the mini pothole right there. Also very accessible. Best trip, though, was before the snow melted and there were massive ice pillars flowing down into the canyon in multiple places. Be careful, the canyon bottom is covered with snow bridges that cave way into water filled pools (...treat it like a glacier with crevasses, etc), but its an awesome sight.
Posted Dec 28, 2012 6:34 pm

patascentMy 1st technical canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2002

patascent

My first trip to Zion and my 1st canyoneering experience. It's been several years now since I've been to Zion, but it a great experience.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 3:04 pm

ShinLVMiddle Echo   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

ShinLV

This is mutipule short rappel canyon. The water is very cold. Its colder than another canyon. I could not stand in the water more than minutes even I wore wetsuit.
Last half of this canyon is very beautiful. I think this is one of the best slot canyon to hike.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 1:21 am

Day HikerMiddle Echo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007

Day Hiker

With cp0915 and db0915. Some tall snow fins remained in the deep slot.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 4:55 am

JGHarrisongood but stinky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

JGHarrison

real pretty but a couple of the pools were rank, good fun though
Posted Jan 27, 2009 9:26 pm

goofballEcho  Sucess!

goofball

Very pretty and VERY short. A fun 1/2 day. Cold water !
Posted Oct 13, 2008 10:21 pm

bobeckFun day...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

bobeck

Tanya and I went with Shane Burrows on our last trip through.
Posted Dec 18, 2007 3:45 pm

tanyaEcho Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

tanya

This is actually a really fun canyon even though I hear little about it. The water is skunky though, but what's new in the canyons. Love the downclimbing parts.
Posted Nov 30, 2007 1:45 pm

Bruce ChristensenBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Bruce Christensen

I did my first canyoneering trip down Echo Canyon a couple weeks ago. We didn't take wetsuits, and I was teeth-chattering cold in a few places. The rappels were short (we brought a 20m rope) and easy. I could touch the bottom with my head above water at the base of all of the rappels.

More details are at http://blog.brucec.net/2007/09/echo-canyon.html, and I have pictures at http://picasaweb.google.com/bruckie/EchoCanyon.
Posted Sep 29, 2007 12:06 pm

madjohnboLoved It  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2006

madjohnbo

Slot was bone dry in early September. It is a good slot for intermediates, or beginners learning the sport. The pothole was a fun obstacle that presented no problems when dry. It is about 8 feet deep, so if it is full you may want to throw a bag over the other edge to avoid treading water.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 12:58 pm

miztflipCold, Middle Echo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2006

miztflip

Super cold water but otherwise my favorite time of year to be in Zion. NO other people and no shuttles. It had rained alot and the potholes were full of water.
Posted Jun 14, 2007 8:04 am

cp0915Middle Echo

cp0915

Descended this one a few years ago while on one of my many climbing/canyoneering weekends in Zion.

Also attempted a bottom-up Middle Echo in super-gnarly snow-ice conditions with Ram in early summer 2009. Super intense. Unsuccessful.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 9:20 pm

John StyrnolEcho  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2004

John Styrnol

Only done this one once, but would do again. Nice little canyon.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 8:34 pm

madsjimFun Canyon

madsjim

This was my first canyon and it was very fun. Like Scott said it is well bolted, but for those who want to have fun in a slot canyon, this is it. We did it in September and it was dry compared to normal but still really full of water and wetsuits were needed. It takes only a few hours and I recommend it as a good time for people with moderate skills who want practice.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 7:22 pm

ScottDid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Scott

Did it on May 19. The rumored techical difficulties were missing so we were a bit disappointed. Still a nice hike.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 6:22 pm

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