Exposed Ledge Traverse

This is the easternmost, and what I call the "scary option," for reaching the wide ledge above the final drop into Buckskin. I'm not sure of the exact approach to it from above, but that part can't be too tricky to figure out. This view is from its western end after I reached the wide ledge by a different option, harder but less exposed.

It is merely a walk across this ledge, but the exposure is intense and the ledge is narrow. One slip means a fast trip of about 100' to the floor of Buckskin Gulch.

Notice the small cairn, which is about as far as I went before I said, "Why am I doing this? I am already down here!"

Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, Utah-- April 2013


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