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    You could also try Diana's Throne just outside of...

    You could also try Diana's Throne just outside of Mt. Carmel/Kanab. It is considered a beginner's canyon...everything is bolted, longest rappel < 50 feet, no swimming, down-climbs are easy except...
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    [Gear] Canyoneering Boots

    Hi,

    Now that I've finally moved to Utah, I'm looking for decent wet canyon footwear. It seems the boots from 5.10 and Adidas have been discontinued, or what few are left on-line don't have the...
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    [Trip Report] Nice video Shane. It looks like those helmets...

    Nice video Shane. It looks like those helmets protected you from more than just the rocks!
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    Thanks for providing the link. Very educational.

    Thanks for providing the link. Very educational.
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    Request Partner(s) for Lomatium Canyon

    My son and I will be in Arches NP from April 20 to 26. We are hoping that someone will allow us to join their group on the route to Lomatium canyon.
    We completed the 3 day class with ZAC last year...
  6. [Help] Welcome Raven. Nice to know there are fellow...

    Welcome Raven. Nice to know there are fellow easterners out enjoying canyons!
    I'm not experienced in those canyons, but I did notice that the beta for most indicate they could be long days for...
  7. Thread: Egypt 1 and 2

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    [Conditions] Egypt 1 and 2

    Looking to do at least one of the Egypt canyons next weekend. Does anyone have recent information?
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    Thanks for clearing that up.:2thumbs:

    Thanks for clearing that up.:2thumbs:
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    [Beta] Try Entrajo just outside of Moab. It is friendly...

    Try Entrajo just outside of Moab. It is friendly for beginners. The only thing to remember is the last drop is a two stager...when you get to the very bottom move left before you hit the water or...
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    Curious if anyone has tried to drive on Rt 9...

    Curious if anyone has tried to drive on Rt 9 through Zion NP. I know they are closing the park, but did they close Rt 9 down too?

    Headed there next week from Las Vegas. Gonna be a bitch if we...
  12. Thread: Is this right?

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    Someone should check the answer key...it's...

    Someone should check the answer key...it's probably wrong there!:facepalm1:
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    Thanks again for all of the suggestions. I was...

    Thanks again for all of the suggestions. I was able to snag one at the sale price before they sold out.
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    Thanks Tom and forgive my ignorance, but I want...

    Thanks Tom and forgive my ignorance, but I want to learn from those willing to share. My experience has been that larger ropes create more friction. I was using an 11mm climbing rope and an ATC...
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    [News] I too am saddened by such a terrible loss when...

    I too am saddened by such a terrible loss when from all accounts this accident could have been avoided. My thoughts are with her family.
    One of the first things I learned about canyoneering was...
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    [Gear] I'm not an expert, but for the last six years my...

    I'm not an expert, but for the last six years my wife and I have done what you are planning to do. Although we haven't been to all of the areas you mentioned, we have been to some very remote...
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    Thanks to everyone that replied. It sounds like...

    Thanks to everyone that replied. It sounds like the Sterling Rope is a good value and also good for a beginner. In the future the smaller Canyon Fire might allow for faster rappels once I'm...
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    Best rope for a Newbie

    I'm looking for recommendations on the best all around static rope for a new canyoneer to purchase. I used a climbing rope in the past but it is showing lots of wear and tear.

    Favorite spots are...
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    [Conditions] You should be able to do Entrajo in August...

    You should be able to do Entrajo in August without the wetsuit. The water will still be chilly, but there is plenty of sunlight getting through to warm you up quickly after the swim.
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    Just curious since I'm new to this activity. Why...

    Just curious since I'm new to this activity. Why is there no Beta anywhere on-line for the Egypt canyons in Escalante? Kelsey mentions them in his book, but nothing on-line.
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    [Trip Report] Thanks for the report and the great video. Would...

    Thanks for the report and the great video. Would love to do a canyon with your "team" some day.
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    [Trip Report] Loved your video! I can't wait to do this canyon.

    Loved your video! I can't wait to do this canyon.
  23. Thread: Goblin's Lair

    by mferl
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    [Trip Report] Thanks for the report and the pictures. Planning...

    Thanks for the report and the pictures. Planning to do this in May.
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    [Trip Report] Thanks for the pics. Planning to hit those and a...

    Thanks for the pics. Planning to hit those and a few others in May. BTW, my favorite is the Macaroni and Beef
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    Great photos. I'll have to add Idaho to my list...

    Great photos. I'll have to add Idaho to my list of places to visit.
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