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blueshadeAwesome  Sucess!

blueshade

Quite possibly the most scenic while exhilarating hike out there, especially when coupled with Russel Gulch raps. Beautiful canyon, fun scrambling.
Posted Jan 6, 2010 9:02 pm

klwagarcold but sweet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2009

klwagar

Got hung up with a novice group of 10 who would not allow us by. Just about got hypothermic waiting. Beautiful canyon tho.
Posted Sep 22, 2009 9:32 pm

ShinLVStandard route top down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

ShinLV

Hiked down via standard hiking route. No rappels. only couple hand line for 10-15 ft down.
Didn't use wetsuites. Its doable, but cold and chattering in the canyon section.
The middele canyon section is very beautiful. One of the best canyon to hike.

photo album
Posted Sep 10, 2009 1:43 am

Day HikerSubway  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

Day Hiker

2005 August 07: Standard route through the Subway.
2005 September 17: Ascended the upper part of the canyon after summiting South Guardian Angel.
2009 June 05: Das Boot entrance. Everything was fine inside my dry suit, but my feet were actually numb from the cold water in the Das Boot section, even though it was June. No harm done, but rather interesting. Once in the Subway, the water is bearable without a suit, but I left mine on since I was already wearing it and we had below-normal temps on 05 June 2009. Of course the suit came off before the hideous slog to the Left Fork trailhead. It's amazing how much that stupid trail along the creek goes up and down, just to keep the tourons from getting their feet wet.
2010 June 13: Standard route through the Subway.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 5:11 am

JGHarrisonGorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

JGHarrison

Beautiful canyon, rope only neccessary here and there, so great for beginners
Posted Jan 13, 2009 6:15 pm

jamesmhBeautiful canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2008

jamesmh

Yes, it's definitely cold down there in April, but it was very fun and incredibly beautiful none-the-less. After I got down to the bottom of the canyon, I met and had a lovely hike out Bo and another man from Australia. Fun day!
Posted Nov 26, 2008 3:24 pm

John StyrnolDone It Twice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2006

John Styrnol

Done it the first time from the bottom. Second time from the top with a Das Boot entry.
Posted Sep 23, 2008 7:17 pm

atavistDas Boot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

atavist

3 of us made it through Das Boot/Subway. The deep water is quite cold in the narrow sections but I was expecting a more challenging canyon due to the 4BIV ACA rating. The extension is very short and adds only a couple straight forward rappels. It was a fun trip and the Subway is amazing. The formations are unbelievable.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 1:52 pm

brusyBeautiful aproach and canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2008

brusy

Met 2 austrian couples half naked at the falls :-)
Posted Jun 28, 2008 11:15 pm

tannerpuma15The subway of dreams  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2006

tannerpuma15

we have a tradition of doing slot canyon trip every year because of the beauty that this canyon holds.
Posted Jun 18, 2008 6:07 pm

JDrakeReally an amazing place  Sucess!

JDrake

Been several times to the Subway. Once with a scout group as a kid, and the last with a group of work friends a few years ago. A+ place.
Posted Jun 11, 2008 11:56 am

jimeganEpic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2004

jimegan

Did "Das Boot" route of Grand West Canyon continuing on to do the Subway with Don P, Greg and Ed in near freezing water...UGH
Posted Jun 4, 2008 1:08 pm

MoapaPkFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

MoapaPk

Part of the Physical Disabilities expedition sponsored by CP.

The fun part was beautiful but too short for the slog out! Thank God we had 90F temps and direct sunlight for the last climb back to North Fork.
Posted May 19, 2008 12:57 am

Stu BrandelMissed the Subway
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2008

Stu Brandel

Hiked in from the bottom with my son on a day when the snowmelt had quickened the left fork's flow. The bouldery scrambling up and around the various falls was everything my 11 year old could want. But after 4 miles, at the entrance of the Subway, my son slipped and fell into the very slippery cascades and hurt his knee. Thanks to fellow hikers Chris and Riley Williamson for helping my son warm up (lending their down coat). I turned and walked out with him (his knee recovering thank goodness). It was hard having come so close to the end - but I will be back I hope! It is truly one of the great hikes of the Southwest.
Posted Apr 26, 2008 5:24 pm

HyadventureAugust 2004  Sucess!

Hyadventure

Not too technical, but a very pretty canyon.
Posted Feb 6, 2008 3:37 pm

seanpeckhamI keep trying to do it again  Sucess!

seanpeckham

I was there in 1996 or 1997. Amazing place, but I was too young to truly appreciate it, so I've been meaning to go back. I've had a permit, but then broke my wrist in a mountain biking accident and couldn't get the cast wet. Maybe I'll pull it off this year.
Posted Jan 7, 2008 1:19 am

miztflipBurrrr Cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2006

miztflip

A beautiful day with my wife. Bitter cold. We hitched to the start and had the canyon to ourselves. The water was running crystal clear. What a blast, I'll go back again.
Posted Dec 25, 2007 9:15 pm

Foxy Long BottomsBottom to Top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2007

Foxy Long Bottoms

Did this with Nefarius durinr a memorable and fantastic canyoneering trip to Zion.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 1:20 pm

tanyaRe: Never grow tired of it

tanya

Yes, its down right COLD in Das Boot. You need a nice big thick one for this route too.... or just rent a dry suit. Nice and light and since its a rental you won't mind the damage all the rock in that canyon will do to it.... Just don't tell the rental shop guys I said that. ;)
Posted Dec 22, 2007 8:57 am

bobeckNever enough
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

bobeck

Been there numerous times.
Posted Dec 22, 2007 1:59 am

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