Utah Canyoneering 2012 - Robbers Roost/Escalante
Posted by blueshade on Oct 3, 2010
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Location: Utah, United States
City or Place: Hanksville
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Categories: Hiking, Other
Partner Status: Will accept Partners
Planning on several trips to south central Utah for some canyoneering and hiking...
Intended destinations include (4-8 days):
Robbers Roost - Blue John, Larry, Chambers, Not Mindbender, N. Fork Robber's Roost, etc.
North Wash - Leprechaun, Hogs, West Forks of Butler, Poison Springs, etc.
Escalante - Egypt, Neon, Choprock, Peekaboo/Spooky/Brimstone, Coyote Gulch, etc. (DONE 05/12, but would go back again)
As of June 2012, I've done routes in Robbers Roost, the North Wash, San Rafael Swell, Zion, and Cedar Mesa, including canyons such as Alcatraz, Chambers, Slideanide and Constrychnine, Monkey Business, Hogs 1-4, Neon, Choprock, Pine Creek, Fat Man's Misery, and Behunin. I can also lead climb at 5.9/5.10a+.
Also definitely a trip to Canyonlands (Chesler Park/Salt Crk area) - 4-6 days (DONE 03/12)
Depending on interest, I could go back to Pleiades Canyon (easy, short technical canyon), Elephant Butte (short semi-technical scramble w/ raps in Arches), or mountain bike.
Due to my hiking style and the nature of these activities, interested people should be in very good shape, prepared for long days, and have experience scrambling, climbing, and/or rappelling.
I live in Grand Junction, CO, but could meet people somewhere to carpool to the destination.
"Climbing is a beautiful woman. Hiking is her ugly friend."
--The Siren of the Shower
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