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By patrick sullivan
From silverthorne,
Mar 20, 2013
My Family will be on spring break in Moab in mid April we will be biking and climbing, but would like to go down a canyon. My wife and 11 yr. old can both climb in the 6-8 range. Both can rappel/lower preferably not 200 feet free. We don't have wetsuits, so not to wet. We don't mind a whole day out, decently fit.Any help would be appreciated.

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By Jason Kaplan
From Glenwood ,Co
Mar 20, 2013
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Midevil chamber off the slickrock trail is a super short slot with 2 80-100' raps, one of which is next to morning glory arch (or off it if you want to simul rap). You then hike a few miles out the bottom of negro bill canyon to the river road, you'll need to do a car shuttle or arrange a ride at the bottom. Not a whole lot of options for good slot canyons around moab, this is the only one I have done but I have heard of a few more (mainly on climbutah) Maybe check out the canyon collective.

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By ROC
From Englewood, CO
Mar 20, 2013
You should check out Elephant Butte in Arches NP. Not so much of a slot canyon, but has some canyoneering aspects. Summits the highest point in Arches NP. Tons of route beta online. Check out the website climb-utah.com for tons of great canyoneering beta in and around Moab with topos and GPS. You have to pay to view some of the routes, but a lot of the popular ones are free.

Other good routes in Arches:

- Big Horn
- U Turn
- Dragonfly (if it's dry)

Have fun!!!

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By D Argyle
From Chipita Park, CO
Mar 20, 2013
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Jason Kaplan wrote:
Midevil chamber off the slickrock trail is a super short slot with 2 80-100' raps, one of which is next to morning glory arch (or off it if you want to simul rap). You then hike a few miles out the bottom of negro bill canyon to the river road, you'll need to do a car shuttle or arrange a ride at the bottom. Not a whole lot of options for good slot canyons around moab, this is the only one I have done but I have heard of a few more (mainly on climbutah) Maybe check out the canyon collective.


+1. This is a fun day outing.

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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Mar 20, 2013
CoR
I have beta on canyons, petroglyphs and other oddities that are good for families or more. You can email me if you want more details. Some are all day, some are a few hours, some require shuttle or 4wd, others do not.

Big Horn
Camel Toe
Dragon Fly
Elephant Butte
Granary
MMI
Repeat Jr
Ring Arch
The Tunnel
Dellenbaugh Tunnel
Funnel Arch
Medieval Chamber
Moab Maiden
Mill Creek
Entrajo
Funnel Arch
Tierdrop
Undercover
U-Turn
Seven Mile Canyon
Looking Glass Rock
Rock of Ages
Pleiades
Winter Camp Slot

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By Eric Klammer
From Boulder, CO
Mar 20, 2013
Heading up the best pitches of the route. Perfect ...
Rock of Ages (AKA Pool Arch Canyon) across the river from Wall Street would be a great option! This is a dry canyon with 3 rappels, the largest being ~160' and all of them very straightforward both in rigging and rappelling. (First rappel is off of a large tree at the lip, the next two off of double bolt anchors.) The approach is a beautiful scramble up to the top of the canyon and offers some amazing views. This would most likely take up a good portion of the day. Perhaps the best part is the lack of crowds such as those that you may run into closer to town. No waiting in line here!
View from the top of the Pool Arch Canyon approach...
View from the top of the Pool Arch Canyon approach. About to descend to the first rappel. The terrain is unreal!


If you want detailed directions let me know. More pics here as well!
mountainproject.com/v/10804966...

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By Brian in SLC
Mar 20, 2013
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Take care down there...

moabsunnews.com/news/article_5...

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By R. Moran
From Moab , UT
Mar 20, 2013
REtro
Well you have some of that right. Pool arch or teardrop arch has two swims neither one is very long so if it is warm don't worry about a wetsuit. They are commercially guided quite often also. So I'm not sure you won't run into anyone. That all being said great choice. Mid evil chamber is cool also but you will need a car shuttle, and if you have hiked negro bill canyon before it just adds a couple rappels . If you haven't ever done negro bill then it is a great hike.

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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Mar 21, 2013
CoR
Brian in SLC wrote:
Take care down there... moabsunnews.com/news/article_5...


Man does this suck. I wonder if they used webbing that was already there or they placed their own? If you sling a tree and you don't have to extend the webbing a long distance the safest way to do it is to wrap the tree twice, tie the webbing ends using a water knot then tie an overhand on a bight creating a small loop for your rap ring/quick link. This way if the knot comes undone the anchor will still hold.

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By Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Mar 21, 2013
At the BRC
Eric Klammer wrote:
Rock of Ages (AKA Pool Arch Canyon) across the river from Wall Street would be a great option! This is a dry canyon with 3 rappels, the largest being ~160' and all of them very straightforward both in rigging and rappelling. (First rappel is off of a large tree at the lip, the next two off of double bolt anchors.) The approach is a beautiful scramble up to the top of the canyon and offers some amazing views. This would most likely take up a good portion of the day. Perhaps the best part is the lack of crowds such as those that you may run into closer to town. No waiting in line here! If you want detailed directions let me know. More pics here as well! mountainproject.com/v/10804966...

Eric ^

Not sure why the box is persisting! Me below...


Not guaranteed to be dry.
We went to do this one spring and found a chest deep wade/swim, which the kids totally balked at. It was cold, snow in the shadows, so I couldn't really blame them. Hiked back out.

Granary is a nice canyon, you can get the beta at ajroadtrips for just a couple of dollars.

Robbers Roost has better canyons, IMO, but they are more remote.

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By patrick sullivan
From silverthorne,
Mar 23, 2013
We decided on Rock of Ages and Big Horn. We will also do the climb/scramble on Elephant Butte. Thanks for all the great advice, we'll be careful. Hope the weather is nice, just keeps snowing here.
Any other toprope areas besides Wall Street where we can all climb easily 5.5-..8 for the family and .8-10 for me?

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By will smith
From boulder
Mar 23, 2013
Moab isn't that far from the swell or goblin valley. Do little horse thief and bell or ding and dang or chute and crack. These will give you a fun canyon experience with out raps or water all are super fun and take about half a day. Whatever you decide on be safe.

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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Mar 23, 2013
CoR
Another climbing area good for beginners is a place called the ice cream parlor. It is listed under Kane Springs and is across the river from Wall Street. Very nice area, secluded and opposite of the Wall Street, get run over by a car feel. Easy slab climbs and a few trad climbs. Good hiking nearby as well.

Also if you like easy climbing and rapeling then Looking Glass Rock is a must do.

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By Greg D
From Here
Mar 23, 2013
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
rging wrote:
Another climbing area good for beginners is a place called the ice cream parlor. It is listed under Kane Springs and is across the river from Wall Street. Very nice area, secluded and opposite of the Wall Street, get run over by a car feel. Easy slab climbs and a few trad climbs. Good hiking nearby as well. Also if you like easy climbing and rapeling then Looking Glass Rock is a must do.


Reading comprehension?

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