The Subway Climber's Log

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mountaingazelle - Feb 5, 2018 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2018

Subway  Sucess!

I've been waiting to hike to the Subway in winter and this year the conditions were just right. It had rained a lot the day before and everything was covered in ice and the creek was partially frozen. It is an amazing sight and I'm glad I finally got to see it. Hiked from the bottom up and it was slow going but there was enough daylight to get it done in January.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Sep 6, 2016 11:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

First Time  Sucess!

Holly scored a permit. Judy, Duc, Liz, Sara, and I joined. We camped on BLM land and started around 8 am. Pretty easy canyon. The water was chilly though it was supposed to be in the 90s. Some got by without wetsuits. We finished up around 5 pm. Beautiful place with amazing little creatures including trout and Jerusalem bugs. Loved it!


dpsiebert - Mar 29, 2016 5:46 am

2X  Sucess!

Bottom up in 94, top down in 95


awhite28 - Dec 12, 2015 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2015

Subway and Russell  Sucess!

Glad we had wetsuits even though it was 85 out. Combined with Russell Gulch.

Wisemtn - Jul 19, 2015 2:25 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2014

Finally!  Sucess!

Finally got to do the Subway. Did with ex and Ragnar employees/friends.

travisjburke - Mar 31, 2015 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2015

Top Down  Sucess!

Great fun, first technical canyon...
Had a mini-epic when a member of party hurt her Achilles...long walk out!


aedwards - Nov 3, 2014 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2014

Top Down  Sucess!

First canyon. Super fun, very mellow.
The swims were lots of fun.


shanahan96 - Jul 24, 2014 1:13 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2014

first zion canyon  Sucess!

great route going in and out of the water with multiple, interesting, short obstacles. wetsuit was a godsend, but i should have worn wet shoes also. feet froze!



vanman798 - Jul 22, 2013 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Fun hike  Sucess!

Hiked down the left fork creek (aka subway), and the water was high and dirty due to a flash flood the day before. Loved it.


Shaylee - Jun 26, 2013 9:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013

Subway  Sucess!



Kessler - Jun 26, 2013 9:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2013

Subway  Sucess!



abrennalinerush - Jun 20, 2013 12:07 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

Don't ask me how many times I fell... it's slippery, OKAY?  Sucess!

So listen... I played in the waters of The Subway for an unnecessarily long time (like stupid silly long), and I didn't get cold, but I think I'm a freak of nature... if you're a normal human, you might want a wetsuit. This is probably one of the prettiest places I've ever been, and it's such a fun adventure. Rappelling! Swimming! Ambling! Find yourself a permit, a wetsuit, and a harness, and get yourself down there. It will not disappoint!


utahguy058 - Jun 17, 2013 5:42 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

Frigid  Sucess!

I have never felt water so cold as I did in the Subway. They aren't kidding when they give you warning! It wasn't even a cold day out! However, it was worth every bit of the cold. This was my second time down it and just as amazing as I remember. However don't take this just as a walk in the park because it is popular, it is cold and requires some work, make sure you have someone knowing with ropes.


PrinceOfNorway - May 13, 2013 11:01 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

Cold Water but NBD  Sucess!

So...the water was cold enough that it hurt certain body parts coming out. It was so worth it though. This is such an amazing place. I highly recommend it if you find the means. - Jan 19, 2013 4:12 pm

First Slot Canyon  Sucess!

March, no wetsuit - you do the math.


lloyd - Jun 24, 2012 11:27 pm

Very Fun!  Sucess!

Fun outing. Wish I lived closer to Utah's canyons.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jun 24, 2012 3:57 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

One of my favorites  Sucess!

Awesome canyon! I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Not going to lie, I came in with low expectations. The Subway exceeded those expectations. It is just such a pretty canyon and is a lot of fun! No other canyon i have down is like it and that makes it one of my favorites without a doubt. I used a wetsuit, but my three other friends who went with me didn't and they were alright. We brought a 30m rope..which was perfect! The hike out kind of sucked, but it was worth it!


Steve625 - Jan 15, 2012 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2011

Wet Suit Please  Sucess!

If your skills permit, it is well worth visiting this section of the canyon top to bottom. Note: As of 9/30/11 the "bowling Ball" now has a large log jammed against the ball and requires swimming under and around the log.


utahjimk - Nov 25, 2011 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2004

pretty cool  Sucess!

hiked it a 2nd time on 17 July 2015 - been too long of a wait! 3rd time on 31 July 2016.


jackstraw0083 - May 5, 2011 2:51 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2007

Chilly chilly water  Sucess!

Definitely did this one too early, but on the bright side it was easy to get a permit!

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