The Subway Climber's Log

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Kenrick - Mar 18, 2011 4:59 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2010

High water Flow, had to turn back

It was low 50's when we made our trip, and the waterflow level was extremely high. The narrows were closed all week because of it. Got to the entrance before trying to climb around the first pothole before falling in and freezing my nuts off. Excited to do it in august when I won't get hypothermia and actually be able to go up it.


americanswiss - Mar 8, 2011 1:29 am

Subway  Sucess!

Four times and not again.


tonyo - Sep 19, 2010 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

top down  Sucess!

Lots of fun- very cold in the water! Beautiful canyon. My wife and I did this with good friends from St. George.


Judd97 - Mar 31, 2010 12:41 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2010

Bottoms Up

Took the Left Fork TH bottom-up route. Didn't expect such a slog to the mouth of the canyon, but arrived none the less. Hiked up into the canyon to the waterfall and then turned around. Would love to see the rest of the canyon some day, but may save that for a tradition top-down trip!


junoiceclimber - Mar 26, 2010 2:40 am

Did you see what I saw?  Sucess!

Top to bottom in flood stage levels with my dad. I was 28 and he was 53 and green. What a way to break into the sport, eh? We flirted with danger a bit, but missed all the beauty of summer.


blueshade - Jan 6, 2010 9:02 pm

Awesome  Sucess!

Quite possibly the most scenic while exhilarating hike out there, especially when coupled with Russel Gulch raps. Beautiful canyon, fun scrambling.


klwagar - Sep 22, 2009 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2009

cold but sweet  Sucess!

Got hung up with a novice group of 10 who would not allow us by. Just about got hypothermic waiting. Beautiful canyon tho.


ShinLV - Sep 10, 2009 1:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2009

Standard route top down  Sucess!

Hiked down via standard hiking route. No rappels. only couple hand line for 10-15 ft down.
Didn't use wetsuites. Its doable, but cold and chattering in the canyon section.
The middele canyon section is very beautiful. One of the best canyon to hike.

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Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Jul 3, 2009 5:11 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

Subway  Sucess!

2005 August 07: Standard route through the Subway.
2005 September 17: Ascended the upper part of the canyon after summiting South Guardian Angel.
2009 June 05: Das Boot entrance. Everything was fine inside my dry suit, but my feet were actually numb from the cold water in the Das Boot section, even though it was June. No harm done, but rather interesting. Once in the Subway, the water is bearable without a suit, but I left mine on since I was already wearing it and we had below-normal temps on 05 June 2009. Of course the suit came off before the hideous slog to the Left Fork trailhead. It's amazing how much that stupid trail along the creek goes up and down, just to keep the tourons from getting their feet wet.
2010 June 13: Standard route through the Subway.


JGHarrison - Jan 13, 2009 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Gorgeous  Sucess!

Beautiful canyon, rope only neccessary here and there, so great for beginners


jamesmh - Nov 26, 2008 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2008

Beautiful canyon  Sucess!

Yes, it's definitely cold down there in April, but it was very fun and incredibly beautiful none-the-less. After I got down to the bottom of the canyon, I met and had a lovely hike out Bo and another man from Australia. Fun day!

John Styrnol

John Styrnol - Sep 23, 2008 7:17 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2006

Done It Twice  Sucess!

Done it the first time from the bottom. Second time from the top with a Das Boot entry.


atavist - Aug 18, 2008 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

Das Boot  Sucess!

3 of us made it through Das Boot/Subway. The deep water is quite cold in the narrow sections but I was expecting a more challenging canyon due to the 4BIV ACA rating. The extension is very short and adds only a couple straight forward rappels. It was a fun trip and the Subway is amazing. The formations are unbelievable.


brusy - Jun 28, 2008 11:15 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2008

Beautiful aproach and canyon  Sucess!

Met 2 austrian couples half naked at the falls :-)


tannerpuma15 - Jun 18, 2008 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2006

The subway of dreams  Sucess!

we have a tradition of doing slot canyon trip every year because of the beauty that this canyon holds.


JDrake - Jun 11, 2008 11:56 am

Really an amazing place  Sucess!

Been several times to the Subway. Once with a scout group as a kid, and the last with a group of work friends a few years ago. A+ place.


jimegan - Jun 4, 2008 1:08 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2004

Epic  Sucess!

Did "Das Boot" route of Grand West Canyon continuing on to do the Subway with Don P, Greg and Ed in near freezing water...UGH


MoapaPk - May 19, 2008 12:57 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

Finally!  Sucess!

Part of the Physical Disabilities expedition sponsored by CP.

The fun part was beautiful but too short for the slog out! Thank God we had 90F temps and direct sunlight for the last climb back to North Fork.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Apr 26, 2008 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2008

Missed the Subway

Hiked in from the bottom with my son on a day when the snowmelt had quickened the left fork's flow. The bouldery scrambling up and around the various falls was everything my 11 year old could want. But after 4 miles, at the entrance of the Subway, my son slipped and fell into the very slippery cascades and hurt his knee. Thanks to fellow hikers Chris and Riley Williamson for helping my son warm up (lending their down coat). I turned and walked out with him (his knee recovering thank goodness). It was hard having come so close to the end - but I will be back I hope! It is truly one of the great hikes of the Southwest.


Hyadventure - Feb 6, 2008 3:37 pm

August 2004  Sucess!

Not too technical, but a very pretty canyon.

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