Final Drop into Buckskin Gulch

Downclimb the crack and ledges seen (exposed Class 4).

My wife doesn't like exposure, so you can see that I set up a 100' length of static rope for her to use as a handline. I found a nice, solid bolt to use as the anchor. However, there was nothing nearby to back it up.

Just because the bolt was nice and solid when I was there doesn't mean it will be when you are. Remember to test all existing bolts and anchors as thoroughly as possible!

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

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hiac - Apr 20, 2015 11:39 pm - Hasn't voted

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I climbed up using your option 2. when in floor, face the slope, traverse to left, then up through the chimney which is difficult because an overhang ledge.

the sand make the footing tricky

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