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Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly

Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly (pronounced "shay"), AZ. 800 feet high. Unlikely you can secure permission to climb this rock because it's jointly run by the National Park Service and the Navajo Nation, which still has residents on the canyon floor. Indian legend has it that Spider Woman lives on top of this rock, and that she takes children up to the top who are bad. There, she devours them, leaving their bleached bones to turn the top of Spider Rock white. Imaged in June 2003.

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lorenzo tAwesome

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Extraordinary when I see a photo like this!
Posted Mar 19, 2006 6:51 pm

Mark DoironThanks for Kind Words

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Thanks for the very kind words, Lorenzo.

mark d.
Posted Mar 19, 2006 11:39 pm

SajamaStriking.

Sajama

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Striking and impressive!Good shot!
Posted Mar 21, 2006 7:56 am

Mark DoironRe: Striking.

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Thanks, Sajama!

mark d.
Posted Mar 21, 2006 3:42 pm

CoraxTower

Corax

Voted 10/10

Beautiful!
I like this kind of shots with a lotof depth and details. Great colors as well.

See this thread:
http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18688
I got very curious.
Posted Mar 30, 2006 6:21 am

rpcGorgeous shot!

rpc

Voted 10/10

Beautiful shot - I agree. thanks for posting!
Posted Mar 30, 2006 4:09 pm

Mark DoironRe: Gorgeous shot!

Mark Doiron

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Thanks, RPC! Many of your images are quite gorgeous, as well!
Posted Mar 30, 2006 4:21 pm

Mark DoironThanks, Herbert!

Mark Doiron

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Thanks for taking a look!
Posted Mar 30, 2006 5:54 pm

SawtoothSeanWow!

SawtoothSean

Voted 10/10

One of the best shots I've seen- well done!
Posted Apr 3, 2006 6:47 am

Mark DoironRe: Wow!

Mark Doiron

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Thanks, SawtoothSean!
Posted Apr 3, 2006 8:45 am

DeanOutstanding

Dean

Voted 10/10

Absolutely beautiful capture of a beautiful area. A true ten of a pic (10+)
Posted Apr 7, 2006 3:31 pm

Mark DoironRe: Outstanding

Mark Doiron

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Thanks, Dean. It is truly a beautiful and mystical area.
Posted Apr 10, 2006 12:10 am

mountaingazelleNice photo

mountaingazelle

Voted 10/10

I agree with Dean, this is an excellent photo of Spider Rock. I think that this is the one that Clint Eastwood climbs in the movie the Eiger Sanction.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 3:53 pm

Mark DoironRe: Nice photo

Mark Doiron

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Thanks, MountainGazelle. I have Eiger Sanction on DVD. I'm going to have to check that out.
Posted Apr 10, 2006 12:09 am

rpcRe: I'd give my left...

rpc

Voted 10/10

Is this the same thing as THE Totem Pole?
Posted Apr 28, 2006 9:45 pm

Mark DoironRe: I'd give my left...

Mark Doiron

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Thanks, Chief (for the complement, not your left ... :-) )!
Posted Apr 29, 2006 4:28 pm

desainmeThere is a Totem Pole

desainme

Voted 10/10

in Monument Valley Arizona
Posted Apr 28, 2006 10:05 pm

rpcRe: There is a Totem Pole

rpc

Voted 10/10

I thought Eiger S.. was shot on that Totem Pole??
Posted Apr 28, 2006 11:23 pm

rpcRe: There is a Totem Pole

rpc

Voted 10/10

i.e.

http://www.gdargaud.net/Climbing/Arizona/CloudPiercing.jpg
Posted Apr 28, 2006 11:24 pm

desainmeI don't know

desainme

Voted 10/10

There was a car commercial on top of the Eiger Sanction one as I remember. "Fifty Classic Climbs" cites Castleton Tower as the scene of the car commercial. I thought that there was a fair amount of chimneying in the movie which suggests Canyon de Chelly more than the Totem Pole.
Posted Apr 30, 2006 3:29 am

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Mark DoironSubmitted by Mark Doiron
on Mar 19, 2006 5:58 pm

Image ID: 182029
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Lat/Lon: 36.10751°N / 109.35036°W
Object Title: Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly

Image Type(s): Scenery