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  1. [Trip Report] Three day weekend: Ghost Rider, Lambs Knoll, Water Canyon, and Birch

    5 of us went on a long weekend trip and did Ghost Rider, Lambs Knoll, Water Canyon, and Birch Hollow.
    Conditions were great and it was pure joy to be out there again.
    - Day1: Ghost Rider with 6am...
  2. [How To] Which knot to use when two ropes are connected and "lower" contingency setting

    I often go with beginners and set a releasable figure8 block for contingency options. Often, we'll have a long rappel that requires connecting two ropes together. In order to avoid "passing a knot"...
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    Thanks! I assume the algae situation is not a...

    Thanks!
    I assume the algae situation is not a concern even for Rock canyon.
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    :2thumbs:...fires here don't help the...

    :2thumbs:...fires here don't help the situation...need to escape and breath some fresh air.
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    canyoneering trip outside Zion - Oct'20

    Hi,
    5 of us (Californians) were thinking of doing a canyoneering trip in the Zion area (outside the park) in early Oct. Canyons we had in mind were: Water, Birch Hollow, Yankee Doodle, Boltergeist,...
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    Oct Trip - looking for suggestions

    Planning ~4 day canyoneering trip in Oct. with my buddies. All have been canyoneering before, but I'd still consider them beginners.

    Wanted to go somewhere else other than Zion area. Was thinking...
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    Thanks for sharing!
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    Zion Nov 8-10 2019 (Mystery, Behunin, Spry)

    4 of us arrived Zion on the weekend of Nov 8, and had a blast. The weather was great, and we ended up doing 3 canyons.

    Mystery - The canyon was very colorful with the all the fall color leaves...
  9. [Help] Yep - this helps! Thank for the top on Indian...

    Yep - this helps!
    Thank for the top on Indian Canyon, will visit if time allows.
  10. [Help] Ok..trip is next weekend, and we settled on...

    Ok..trip is next weekend, and we settled on Mystery, Behunin, and one other canyon.
    Contemplating between Englestead, Lodge, Not Imlay, and and Rock Canyon (haven't done any of them).

    Our...
  11. [Help] One of the guys will be in Vegas. We were...

    One of the guys will be in Vegas. We were thinking the easiest would be flying there from CA, and drive towards Zion, but this is negotiable :)
  12. [Help] Capitol Reef...Kind of a far drive, but I'm...

    Capitol Reef...Kind of a far drive, but I'm listening :)...I'm pretty experienced canyoneer (I've done many of Zion's canyons including Heaps and Imlay, and few in Escelante including Headless Hen)....
  13. [Help] I'm always amazed how a simple question can...

    I'm always amazed how a simple question can trigger such discussion :)
    I will consult with my guys and decide on: Behunin, Misery, Englestead/Birch-Narrows, and Mystery (did many times, but never...
  14. [Help] Yep...the key was to get suggestion for relevant...

    Yep...the key was to get suggestion for relevant canyons in Nov (i.e. not going to freeze my ass :))
    I've done Birch, Mystery in the past so have them as backup.
    Is there any nice ~Dry canyon /...
  15. [Help] Shane - Any suggestion for a good canyon during...

    Shane - Any suggestion for a good canyon during this time of the year in the LAS / Zion area?
  16. [Help] Looking to do a canyon in Zion early/mid Nov - need advice

    I'm going to be in Las Vegas area early/Mid Nov, and was thinking of doing a canyon or two...not looking for a freeze fest like :)

    Any advice?

    I was thinking of Behunin.

    Thx
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    You may want to consider Lambs knoll. Shorter,...

    You may want to consider Lambs knoll. Shorter, longer rappels, and dry / no cold water :)
  18. I've been taking newbies every year. I try to...

    I've been taking newbies every year. I try to have one other "somewhat" experienced canyoneer with me that goes 1st, and I go last.
    Sometime I end up practicing with them before the trip and...
  19. Thread: Rope Cleaning

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    [Gear] Thanks! Good looking picture you have on your...

    Thanks! Good looking picture you have on your profile :naughty:
  20. Thread: Rope Cleaning

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    [Gear] Rope Cleaning

    I'm thinking of buying this "Prettyia Rope Cord Brush" to clean my rope. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with it / advice
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  21. [Trip Report] Water Canyon, Pine Creek, and Boltergeist (Memorial Day Weekend 5/24-26)

    Soooooo...

    warning - no pics. (yet). Waiting for my bodies to upload them, and then will share.
    5 of us ended up doing Water canyon on Friday. The road to the trail-head was very muddy in the...
  22. [Conditions] The sign says upstream...My plan was for...

    The sign says upstream...My plan was for downstream :naughty:
    Anyhow...seems like I'm going to do Spry instead, not a bad fallback option :2thumbs:

    One more question...I plan on taking some...
  23. [Conditions] Is there any chance the Narrows will be open by this coming Sunday (May 26)?

    I believe I know the answers, but still wanted to know from the local experts...Is there any chance the Narrows will be open by this coming Sunday (May 26)?

    I have a permit for Mystery, but have a...
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    [Help] Cave next to Lamb Knoll

    I was told by a local that there's nice (non technical) cave to explore with kids near lamb knoll (Kolob Terrace road on the edge of Zion NP; ~37.313272, -113.108591).
    I'd appreciate if anyone can...
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    [Gear] Don't know...threw away the pkg. Regardless...3...

    Don't know...threw away the pkg. Regardless...3 days is pretty good no matter where it was shipped from. I do know that the shipping cost was $25 (didn't have a cheaper option).
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