Behunin Canyon -  Zion National Park

Behunin Canyon

Tom Jones on rappel in Behunin in Zion National Park.


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lcarreau - Dec 7, 2007 6:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Tom Jones ?

Tanya, I have a climbing question. When a person goes down the wall, that's rappeling.
How about when a person climbs UP the wall?
Is that called free-climbing? Regards to your awesome photos. Take care!


tanya - Dec 9, 2007 10:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Tom Jones ?

Not the singer ;)

If a person goes back up the rope, it is called ascending or "jugging" the rope. If a person goes back up the wall using only the natural rock features to get up, and has a rope connected just to catch in the event of a fall, it is called free climbing. If the free-climber doesn't have a rope, then he is free-soloing. If a climber uses any sort of artificial gear like a bolt, climbing protective nuts, cams, or hooks, etc to aid in getting back up, then it is considered "aid climbing".


lcarreau - Dec 9, 2007 11:07 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome !!!

And great beta. On the north side
of Arizona's Roosevelt Lake, there's a
landform called Dutch Woman Butte. At
the base of the butte, there's a slot
canyon called "The Jug." You just
mentioned the word "jugging." I wonder
if there's a connection there! Cheers.


tanya - Dec 9, 2007 1:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome !!!

I doubt it. I don't know that area at all. Sorry :(


lcarreau - Dec 9, 2007 2:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome !!!

Ha, ha! You're having enough work with
getting the NAMES of those peaks and
buttes straigtened out in east Zion, right?
Sorry I can't help you there. I just point
to them with my mouth open, and nothing
comes out. : > )


tanya - Dec 9, 2007 3:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome !!!

Zion is grand enough to keep a person busy for life! It's awesome! :)

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