The rock quality and routes in this canyon tend to be very good (especially on the north-facing side). This canyon gets midday and afternoon shade in the winter which is a nice respite from the sun when it gets hot. In the summertime, when the sun is higher in the sky, this canyon is still pleasant in the early mornings and evenings. As you walk up the canyon from the aqueduct, these areas on the left wall are listed in the order that you encounter them:
As you walk into the park this is the first major canyon on your right, just past the swimming pools.
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Mugre Mugre 5.10d International : Mexico : ... : Lower Virgin
Mugre Mugre starts at the bottom of a large flake two routes to the right of Don Quixote in the Virgin Canyon. The guidebook calls is R because the first bolt is about 20(ish) feet off the ground -- but there are solid moves and big holds to the first bolt.Climb strait up the large flake on good laybacks and small feet. Towards the top make a big move right and follow the bolts up and right to a two bolt anchor. Originally the route went up and left and at least one bolt can lead you astray...[more] Browse More Classics in International