Great idea Steve....there will still be plenty of PBRs to share on day 8 of our 30 day trip.
We have decided to attempt an approach via the Clear Creek Canyon. There is supposedly a scramble up the Red Wall near the Ottoman Amphitheater. If anyone has knowledge of this area, feel free to share. Thanks.
I'm envious of this trip! I too hope to climb Zoroaster from the river - was surprised to hear that you can't leave rafts at Phantom. I'd assume the same is true with kayaks? In any case, please report back once you've done it (and if indeed you approach from Clear Creek) - beta would be much appreciated! And good luck!