Black Canyon of the Gunnison Climber's Log

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ArankaP - Mar 5, 2009 10:46 pm

Gunnison Route  Sucess!

Begin to hike late morning with my family. Hiked the Gunnison Route from the Visitor Center on the South Rim. Did not run into anyone on the trail. Steep cool wall very quickly heated up on the afternoon. Bring lots of water!

oxalis - Nov 12, 2008 5:11 pm


Scrambled/slid down the trail from the visitors' center to the canyon floor and stayed the night. The trail is steep and comprised of loose rock and dust (in the summer). Legs were screaming a couple of days later, but it was worth it for the wild scenery at the canyon floor. Didn't see anyone else until nearly returned to visitors' center.


nextyearranier - Nov 9, 2008 7:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2003

Great Hiking

Beautiful scenery!


tpdwr - Oct 15, 2008 6:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Gunnison Route  Sucess!

Hiked the Gunnison Route from the Visitor Center on the South Rim. Early start. Ispent an hour or so at the bottom. I didn,t see anyone until I was nearly out!! Very cool!!


RMdaytripsgrl - Jul 27, 2008 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2000

SOB Draw  Sucess!

What an awesome place! Mostly a class 3 scramble. They aren't kidding about the poison ivy! We managed to get through unscathed, but took a lot of time just avoiding plants. Witnessed a climbing accident on the nearby wall, some protection popped out with a lot of rock and barely missed the rope team. Notified the rangers on the way out. Hope they all got out ok.

Kenneth.alone - Apr 16, 2008 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2002

Great place  Sucess!

I spent a week wandering throughout the area. Crazy amounts of good rock in one place. great climbing.

Matt K

Matt K - Oct 14, 2007 3:44 pm

Beautiful place

Spent the previous day (July 4th) near Leadville where it was snowing. It was over 90 degrees at Black Canyon of the Gunnison.


Niederbayer - Aug 12, 2007 11:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

Long Draw  Sucess!

great hike down


Alcas24 - May 31, 2007 1:12 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2005

South Rim  Sucess!

Visited a few times while attending school in Gunnison. Spectacular to say the least.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 9, 2007 5:43 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2003

Warner Route  Sucess!

Call this canyon the Thigh Master. Wow. Lovely, just beautiful. But I hurt for days after returning home from this backback to the bottom and back. Crawlin' and scratchin' our way back to the summit...


st_mcchristi - May 9, 2007 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2006

Scramble in the canyon  Sucess!

Explored a trail in the bottom of the canyon that begins at the campground at the bottom, it was alot of fun, Some pretty steep scrambles it was real exciting


jfrishmanIII - May 2, 2007 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

Long Draw  Sucess!

Terrific hike, not too difficult. The gorge and rapids at the bottom are spectacular! I found a couple fun ledge systems to scramble about on partway down the draw. Recommended!

Bubba Suess

Bubba Suess - Mar 9, 2007 10:54 pm

Made a couple of trips...

Did not make it too far into the canyon, but I hiked all around the rims.


csmcgranahan - Mar 1, 2007 2:28 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2003

Remarkable  Sucess!

I do quite a bit of work in the Delta/Montrose area and visit the Canyon whenever I have a chance. Have done most of the trails around the rim and hiked part of the way into the canyon. Hope to spend a night along the river someday near the base of the Painted Wall.


Scott - Feb 26, 2007 5:43 am Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2002

Wife's birthday  Sucess!

On my wife's birthday we hiked down into the canyon from around Oak Flats.


banjobonch - Feb 12, 2007 10:23 pm


Camped here in summer 2001


Kiefer - Jan 3, 2007 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2002

Multiple trails  Sucess!

Visited initially in the late fall back in the early 90's up on the North Rim. Quiet and unspoiled place. Not much built up (as yet). Hiked the North Vista trail roughly half-way. Been back 3 times since, Warner Point, Dragons Point, Devils Point & Rock Point are all nice little excursions. Un-godly hot in August though!!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 24, 2006 1:14 am

River and Back  Sucess!

Went down to the river from S. Rim and back up one morning. Short but extremely steep. Incredible sense of isolation, and one powerful river. You don't think of going wading in here!


cp0915 - Dec 21, 2006 4:41 pm


I spent some time in this shockingly beautiful area in the summer of '05.


tarol - Dec 20, 2006 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2000

Worked there for a few months  Sucess!

I worked for Black Canyon and Curecanti back in the spring of 2000. Beautiful place to explore!

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