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Spider Woman Rock from inside Canyon de Chelly
A view of Spider Woman Rock (Spider Rock) from within Canyon de Chelly.
Note that climbing this pillar is strictly prohibited by law and offensive to Navajo residents of the area per tribal custom.
1 May 2008

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Mark DoironIt Looks So Short!

Mark Doiron

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It looks so short, compared to my own image taken from the canyon rim! I wish we'd had time to spend within the canyon (other than White House ruins hike, which my son and I did). I really enjoyed your TR. Thanks! --mark d.
Posted May 8, 2008 10:53 am

Sarah SimonRe: It Looks So Short!

Sarah Simon

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Mark,

I hope you and your son get the chance to venture deep into the canyon one of these days. It is an enriching, relaxing experience.

Cheers,

Sarah
Posted May 8, 2008 11:51 am

Wiktoria Plawskawow

Wiktoria Plawska

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wow, i wish i could go there to climb that!
I saw some like that though when i went to the Rockies.
Posted Jul 28, 2008 9:45 pm

Sarah SimonRe: wow

Sarah Simon

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Even if you were there, you would have to admire Spider Woman Rock from a distance. The Navajo Tribal Police would have something to say about you attempting to climb it... Apparently a few years ago some folks snuck into the canyon and tried to climb that rock and got stuck and had to be rescued (for a few years, old climbing rope could still be seen dangling from the rock). There are plenty of Navajo who believe those stranded climbers "got what they deserved".

Happy climbing!
Sarah
Posted Jul 30, 2008 11:47 am

Wiktoria PlawskaRe: wow

Wiktoria Plawska

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Yeah, i guess that just some of those rock formations were made to look at not go on.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 3:23 pm

rpcRe: wow

rpc

Voted 10/10

aaaah - the good old days:

http://www.joshuatreeclimb.com/Stories/prespyderrock.htm

edit in: nice shot.
Posted Jan 15, 2009 12:40 pm

Sarah SimonRe: wow

Sarah Simon

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Thanks for sharing the link. -Sarah
Posted Jan 15, 2009 7:06 pm

EricChuAmazing!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Looks almost like the cathedral of Strasbourg!
Posted Jan 11, 2010 5:15 am

Sarah SimonRe: Amazing!

Sarah Simon

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Eric,

It's neat that you say this rock formation reminds you of a cathedral. It also has special cultural and spiritual significance to the native people who inhabit this valley.

Sarah
Posted Jan 11, 2010 10:35 am

EricChuRe: Amazing!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

That's interesting! Which natives live here?
Posted Jan 11, 2010 11:11 am

Sarah SimonRe: Amazing!

Sarah Simon

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Eric,

Here is more about the Navajo, or the Dineh:

http://www.navajo.org/history.htm

Sarah
Posted Jan 11, 2010 11:17 am

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Sarah SimonSubmitted by Sarah Simon
on May 6, 2008 7:16 pm

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Object Title: Spider Woman Rock from inside Canyon de Chelly

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