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Hose CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Nov 24 2011
Vaporman
Canyoneering1.25 Miles 700 AEG
Canyoneering1.25 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   0.50 mph
700 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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Short & sweet canyon that my buddy Clint found off of Crucifix Canyon that got it's name from all the trash and garden hose found in there. A few trips later and most of the trash has already been removed. : app : On Turkey Day morning, he took us out in his rock crawler and drove that gnarly road to its end which put us right at the edge of this cool canyon. :y: Most peeps will need to road walk north from Mesquite Flat along AZ88. We dropped into the canyon and soon enough we were gearing for an 80ft from a tree. There's a yucky pool below but thankfully we were able to bypass it and stay dry. :) A few down climbs later and we were at the 2nd and final 50ft rappel. We dropped the technical gear and some bushwhacking and light down climb brought us to the south fork of Crucifix and then a tad further to the main Crucifix. :sweat: About a quarter to a half mile down Crucifix, we spotted a couple good routes to scramble up the southern ridge to a saddle that brought us S-SE above Hose Canyon and in view of our vehicles. Woo, what a fun mile of dodging cactus and sharp rocks! Add an extra 1-2 hours to my time since you'll need to road walk in. :sweat:
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Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p
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