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Hose CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Mar 27 2016
desert_boonie
Canyoneering3.00 Miles 1,100 AEG
Canyoneering3.00 Miles   4 Hrs      0.75 mph
1,100 ft AEG
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Nice short canyon I was able to get my not so active buddy out on today. The drive in is rocky and there are a few areas that climb up where you will need 4 wheel drive to make it up without trouble. Towards the end of the road is a nice staircase climb where you will want to have high clearance to make it up without hitting the bottom of your vehicle too much. Once at the end of the road simply drop into the canyon and the fun comes quickly. A nice down climb that puts you right into a pool, today it was only knee high but could easily be higher after our wet season. Right after the pool is the first rappel, 80 feet or so and if you turn to your left while on rappel you will get a pretty awesome view. This rappel also puts you into some water knee high. Not long after that is the next rappel, either 50ft total or you can set up 2 short rappels so you can see where your rope is at all times. The technical section of this canyon is pretty nice, it is short but offers some good views and down climbs in some amazing sculpted rock. The bottom of this canyon gets brushy and annoying. Once you get into crucifix turn left and you will find some nice spots with pretty clear water in it. The first section the canyon opens up on the left could be your exit but gets technical, just go around the next rock outcropping and you will see the canyon open up again, this is your easier exit. You will know this is the one if you look up to the right side of crucifix and see a large cave opening. I don't know if it was this time of year or what, but it was once again brushy and annoying. Head up and then you will be able to see the road again, simply head down the ridge and it take you right back to the road where it ends. If you didn't park there, simply follow the road back to where you were. Nice to see this canyon, but it certainly is one you feel you don't need to do again. I was just glad to have gotten my buddy outside once again. :)
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