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Southwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Canyoneering Jul 25 2010
Vaporman
Canyoneering9.00 Miles 800 AEG
Canyoneering9.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.13 mph
800 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
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This is the slightly long, wetter, and more challenging upper start to the traditional Subway hike in Zion. :GB: The hike in starts off just like the Subway hike but it takes a little bit more route finding skills and debating to find the right way for Das Boot, but we made it in the correct drop-in point without much issue. The canyon quickly narrows up and get plenty wet, dark, tight, and cold. : rambo : We were plenty warned about a dead elf at the first rappel and all too soon we could smell that disgusting beast rotting away up ahead. :yuck: But we did our best to ignore the nasty smell and do that first short rappel. :roll: Loads more pools & narrows to go thru with an occasional short rappel & awkward down climb & a couple swimmers and all too soon were at that final 30ft rappel. :roll: Some places rate this canyon as a 4B but we didn't think this canyon deserved that higher rating or we've just slowly getting better at this... ;)

We lucked out with some walk-in permits for Subway the day before, so we proceeded to finish via this classic barely technical canyon. Some easy creek hiking and we hit that boulder section where I down climb that class 3/4 face down a huge boulder while the guys did a short rappel on the right side of it. This was followed not too shortly by those short swimmers, some more easy creek walking, and another larger swimmer in a tight section of the canyon that starts with a handline/easy rappel. Soon afterwards the canyon narrows up and the walls start soaring into the sky where we down climbed a branch at keyhole holes, soaked into the upper Subway past that photogenic Subway Log, traversed above that 20ft falls and rappeled into the main Subway where we enjoyed a water slide, showered under the falls and stripped down the gear. :D That Subway is the best part of the whole canyon, but afterwards if followed by some sweet red falls/cascades but that soon replaced with 4 miles of kinna boring hiking alongside the creek to that steep & quick exit trail back to the lower TH. :sweat:
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Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p
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