Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly

Note: Not sure what happened but somehow this image disappeared from SP. While this is the same image, it is not the exact, same edit. I would have left the original had it not disappeared.

Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly (pronounced "shay"), AZ. 800 feet high. Unlikely you can secure permission to climb this rock because it's jointly run by the National Park Service and the Navajo Nation, which still has residents on the canyon floor. Indian legend has it that Spider Woman lives on top of this rock, and that she takes children up to the top who are bad. There, she devours them, leaving their bleached bones to turn the top of Spider Rock white. Imaged in June 2003.


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lorenzo t - Mar 19, 2006 6:51 pm - Voted 10/10


Extraordinary when I see a photo like this!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Mar 19, 2006 11:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Thanks for Kind Words

Thanks for the very kind words, Lorenzo.

mark d.


Sajama - Mar 21, 2006 7:56 am - Voted 10/10


Striking and impressive!Good shot!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Mar 21, 2006 3:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Striking.

Thanks, Sajama!

mark d.


Corax - Mar 30, 2006 6:21 am - Voted 10/10


I like this kind of shots with a lotof depth and details. Great colors as well.

See this thread:
I got very curious.


rpc - Mar 30, 2006 4:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Gorgeous shot!

Beautiful shot - I agree. thanks for posting!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Mar 30, 2006 4:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gorgeous shot!

Thanks, RPC! Many of your images are quite gorgeous, as well!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Mar 30, 2006 5:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Thanks, Herbert!

Thanks for taking a look!


SawtoothSean - Apr 3, 2006 6:47 am - Voted 10/10


One of the best shots I've seen- well done!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 3, 2006 8:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks, SawtoothSean!


Dean - Apr 7, 2006 3:31 pm - Voted 10/10


Absolutely beautiful capture of a beautiful area. A true ten of a pic (10+)

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 10, 2006 12:10 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Outstanding

Thanks, Dean. It is truly a beautiful and mystical area.


mountaingazelle - Apr 7, 2006 3:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice photo

I agree with Dean, this is an excellent photo of Spider Rock. I think that this is the one that Clint Eastwood climbs in the movie the Eiger Sanction.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 10, 2006 12:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice photo

Thanks, MountainGazelle. I have Eiger Sanction on DVD. I'm going to have to check that out.


rpc - Apr 28, 2006 9:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I'd give my left...

Is this the same thing as THE Totem Pole?

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 29, 2006 4:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'd give my left...

Thanks, Chief (for the complement, not your left ... :-) )!


desainme - Apr 28, 2006 10:05 pm - Voted 10/10

There is a Totem Pole

in Monument Valley Arizona


rpc - Apr 28, 2006 11:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: There is a Totem Pole

I thought Eiger S.. was shot on that Totem Pole??


rpc - Apr 28, 2006 11:24 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: There is a Totem Pole




desainme - Apr 30, 2006 3:29 am - Voted 10/10

I don't know

There was a car commercial on top of the Eiger Sanction one as I remember. "Fifty Classic Climbs" cites Castleton Tower as the scene of the car commercial. I thought that there was a fair amount of chimneying in the movie which suggests Canyon de Chelly more than the Totem Pole.

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