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Topic: Next Quest, Rock Climbing & Canyoneering< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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I got a CDT section of New Mexico and northern Colo hiked this summer.

Now this:

http://moabdesertadventures.com/canyoneering.htm

Actually looking into rock climbing schools in Joshua Tree and in Moab, UT- the one in Moab looks most appealing.

Life goes on.

Retirement is so nice.


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I'm so glad you're healthy.

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Have fun!
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Another option I am going to explore- seems to be a little cheaper than the other guide services I was looking at.

http://www.zionmountainschool.com/canyoneering/full-day/


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I'm so glad you're healthy.

Thank-you.  I am glad to be up and around too.  

1 more yr to go to get past the 5 yr mark.  Everything is holding.

And I am enjoying retirement.

Hiking in southern New Mexico this spring was really a great experience.   I followed the CDTS route from Columbus up to Snowy Lake and came out at Reserve, NM.

Now looking to gain a few more outdoor skills.  I must be crazy- I am somewhat afraid of heights- but want to try it anyway.


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Screw crumbling desert sandstone, get you to a real rock school.

I could recommend a few


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Screw crumbling desert sandstone, get you to a real rock school.

I could recommend a few

I want to get some rappelling experience and then get down into some slots.  that is what I want.

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Screw crumbling desert sandstone, get you to a real rock school.

I could recommend a few

I want to get some rappelling experience and then get down into some slots. áthat is what I want.

That's not really "rock climbing" but is equally as cool.

A sub segment midway between rockclimbing and caving.

Just do it !!


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Look up bogley.com's forum. GREAT forum, tons of canyoneering info, though the main focus is Zion.
If I was local, technical canyoneering would compete with hiking for my weekly activity.
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Rappelling steep-arse canyons is the greatest rush. My personal record is a 370 ft. rappel! Rappelling off of rock piles (natural anchors) is foolhardy but fun; it's a safe, long-established technique in the canyoneering community.

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Here is the 370 ft. rap:



Can you spot the human?



Others:





I'm way at the top here:



One of the approaches:



I love Death Valley first descents! Hoping to get some more in this fall.


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Dang, that's a lot of rope.
THAT would be a blast to Aussie!
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Wow!!  I misread the cost of a 3-day trip- $425 a day!  Way out of my league.  So I am now looking a two separate day trips with a guide service out of Moab, UT.

Seems like every b'packer should do a slot canyon at least once.


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