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Red Wall Canyon - DVNP - 2 members in 2 triplogs have rated this an average 5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Feb 17 2010
gpsjoe
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79 male
 Joined Feb 13 2004
 Mesa, AZ
Red Wall Canyon - DVNPDeath Valley, CA
Death Valley, CA
Canyoneering avatar Feb 17 2010
gpsjoe
Canyoneering5.40 Miles 2,710 AEG
Canyoneering5.40 Miles
2,710 ft AEG
 
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What a blast. 25 and 12 foot dry waterfalls to negotiate. Not possible without the installed rope on the 25 footer. A very nice canyon with good color and nice narrows.
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Feb 17 2010
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 Joined Dec 28 2006
 Scottsdale, AZ
Red Wall Canyon - DVNPDeath Valley, CA
Death Valley, CA
Canyoneering avatar Feb 17 2010
Grasshopper
Canyoneering10.80 Miles 2,710 AEG
Canyoneering10.80 Miles   7 Hrs   52 Mns   1.37 mph
2,710 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
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Red Wall Canyon located in the central Grapevine Mountains of Death Valley National Park, has some of the finest narrows in the park- A succession of tight corridors that wind deep beneath soaring red walls. The very impressive "first narrows" is guarded by a "gate keeper", a 25 foot falls that most hikers will find a challenge to climb both up and down (as of this writing, there was a secure rope in-place allowing strenuous access up this three segment 25 footer) to the most beautiful first narrows segment in Red Wall Canyon that resides beyond.

This canyon goes much further to it's head at 10.6mls in at 7410ft elevation (above treeline/prime bighorn sheep habitat) and allows for a more serious overnight backpack with a loop connection to popular "Fall Canyon" as an exit point back to your Parking/TH Start.

For me, this day hike was without question one of the most enjoyable, challenging, and impressive canyon hikes I've done in DVNP.. with amazing colors, geology, and tight narrows.
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Dry Falls
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Red Wall Canyon
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average hiking speed 1.37 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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