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    Keyhole Pinecreek

    Went thru Keyhole and Pine Creek on Wednesday. They are full of COLD water.More swimming in Pine Creek then I had ever done. Rented Dry Suits from Zion Adventure and were glad we did. Great weather and a great day.
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    Looks like a lot of fun!! Thanks for the photos

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    Did you get done with Pine Creek around, say, 3:15 or so? Spent the day up at Little Jenny Peak above Gifford Canyon, came down the switchbacks and saw a group that looked like they were finishing up Pine Creek at the second switchback. If it was you, gave you a quick thumbs up in approval

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    That was us.

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    Do you think keyhole specifically could have been done without any suits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsr70 View Post
    Do you think keyhole specifically could have been done without any suits?
    I would not recommend it. The water was painful on your hands with gloves on. It is chock full of water.

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    I won't be going till around Apr 20 now, so time to warm up the water in both.

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    Looks like a great day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moab mark View Post
    That was us.
    Small world. Sounds like a fun trip. Incidentally, I was back in the area on Friday and ran into a couple of guys putting on just wetsuits to start their descent of Pine Creek. Made me cold just looking at them.

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    Thanks for the recommendations on the wetsuits. It has been so long since I have done Keyhole and it seemed so short, I wasn't really on planning on them. I forgot about the possiblity of renting them. It was so hot here in SLC, I think I was confused into thinking it was summer.

    I am hoping to take 3 noobs through this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsr70 View Post
    Do you think keyhole specifically could have been done without any suits?
    I don't think I have ever been in Keyhole when the water had "warmed up". The only time I did it without a suit was when it was like 110 in St. George that day. It is short but the water is COLD pretty well all year long.
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    Guess I've had some luck. Both times I went through, last in July 2010, I barely even got my shoes wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsr70 View Post
    Guess I've had some luck. Both times I went through, last in July 2010, I barely even got my shoes wet.
    In canyoneering, that would be BAD luck! So much more fun, when wet and cold.

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    We (me, 12yo boy, 10yo girl) went through Keyhole yesterday. It was wet and cold. I was just fine in a wetsuit, but the kids were cold in wetsuits. It also took us a little longer because I was lowering the kids at each rappel and teaching downclimbing. I did not remember there being 4 or 5 rappels in keyhole. It was my first time back in a canyon in quite a while, so I had a great time. The kids.... it depended on when you asked.

    Hopefully I can get this to jump-start me and I can start doing the adult canyons again.

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    Awesome! Good to see you getting back out, Jason.

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    My buddy Tad just sent me his pictures I thought I would post a couple.
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    So much more fun, when wet and cold.

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