Comments: The bolted P1 rap anchors often get covered with ice later in the season. When that happens, climbers using a single 70m rope need to be prepared to build an ice anchor part way down for the second rappel. This is also why it is not uncommon to collect "booty" ice screws off of this route.
Comments: @foxbox this is a pretty active canyon. As for the trail, hikers, and a few runners and mountain bikers are common early to late, even some in the dark. As for the climbing, the popular areas (Red Slab, The Wild, The Jobsite) get especially busy on holidays and weekends. But with hundreds of routes in the canyon to choose from, even on crowded days there are plenty of quality climbing routes to be found. If multi-pitch is at all interesting, there are some really good ones... more >>
Comments: The right-most route (.10a) is getting much cleaner and is SUCH a fun climb. Steep and juggy at the bottom followed by a long tricky/easier section, and the top has cleaned up nicely. The left-most route (.10b) is cleaning up as well and is also worth doing.
Comments: It's called "canyoneering." :) A wetsuit is usually not needed in Mystery Canyon. There is one 120' rappel into water over your head (swim!) and at least a couple of wet sections before this rappel into the Virgin River. What a hoot!
Comments: Really enjoyed this route as one long pitch with a 70m rope. We tightened two bolts (wedge bolts) that were loose. Watch out for a loose death-block in the white band of rock, just left of the bolt line (can be avoided but be careful). There was another large block lower on the route that could be trundled with a crowbar. So many good long routes on this wall. Well worth the hike.
Comments: I'm not sure Moto the route poster has even attempted this route LOL. It is a tricky slab route which I have been unable to red-point (which is why I haven't posted it). It's probably in the 5.11 range (?). I think it is climbable but maybe not by me.
This site and area is popular for rappelling. There used to be some 1/2" studs on this route with no hangers that got in the way of rappellers. A few years ago I tried to install 1/2" hangers on the studs but the sandstone was so soft the studs ... more >>
Comments: This route is cleaning up to be a dandy! I missed a key pocket to clip the 2nd bolt and fell the first go. The crux is clipping the second bolt and getting to the third. Found the best holds going up the right of the bolt line.