by AlexeyD » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:26 pm
by Scott » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:53 pm
Looking for info on moderate (5.6-5.9), multi-pitch routes in Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument. So far, Broken Bow Arch is the only thing I've been able to find that seems worth doing. Looking to spend a week or more in the area some time in late April/early May. Other goals of the trip will be canyoneering and desert hiking, so not necessarily looking for a TON of climbing info, but a few cool towers, spires or something of the sort would be fun!
by AlexeyD » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:09 pm
Scott wrote: Since the Monument is a huge place and roads are far apart, which part are you going to?
Scott wrote: Also, leaving bolts or technically even leaving slings is illegal in the GCNRA (of which Broken Bow Arch is part of).
Scott wrote: Some of the canyons are technical climbs (5.10+), but that's different than wall or tower climbing. You will find plenty of 5.6 to 5.9 climbing in the slots themselves.
Scott wrote:The canyoneering and desert hiking in the area is surpurb, so you will have plenty to do. Have a great trip.
by Scott » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:36 pm
It amazes me, though...somehow, it's OK to build a dam and flood an area the size of Massachusetts, then allow powerboats on the resulting lake, but putting in a few pieces of metal into a cliff is a mortal sin.
Oh yes...I'm not worried about finding enough technical challenge...it's more about diversity of scenery (tower one day, canyon the next).
by AlexeyD » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:14 pm
Scott wrote:Some of my favorites are as follows:
South Fork Choprock Canyon
40 Mile Gulch and Willow Gulch
Peekaboo, Spooky, and (especially) Brimstone Canyons
Death Hollow is good too, but choked with Poison Ivy.
by Buz Groshong » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:10 pm
by Scott » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:02 pm
Zion Adventure Company will no doubt be your last chance before the Hole-in-the-Rock road to rent any sort of gear.
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