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Canyoneering - Medieval Chamber, Moab 3/2/24

Updated: Mar 20




Itinerary:

Carpool - 7:00 am - 10:30 am

Shuttle Set-up - 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Hike/Canyon - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dinner in Moab - 5:00 pm

Home - 8:30 pm



Activity: Canyoneering Medieval Chamber - one of the best beginner-friendly canyoneering adventures in the Moab area. Good bolted anchors, relatively short, with two impressive rappels. 1/2 day trip. Although not very long, it is renowned for its last rappel. The last rappel, Morning Glory Arch, is very popular with tourists, so expect a crowd awaiting your dramatic entrance from above. 45 min hike across flat desert with some scrambling and stemming. One option for a 20 ft downclimb with a handline attached to a small shrub. First rappel marked by east facing triple fin formation. First rappel 110 ft with bolts and chains. Rt bolt drops rappeller straight down, left bolts drop rappeller into a pool 3/4 the way down. About 300 yd walk to top of second rappell. About 115 ft with bolts on the far left. Rappel is behind the arch. 2 1/4 mi hike out mostly flat with several stream crossings which can be confusing. Road Trip Ryan Trip Report


Gear: Rappel device with ability to lock off and add friction (ATS, Totem, Critter, Prana), locking carabiner, harness (can rent), helmet (can rent), personal anchor system, (NO COTTON) thin liner short sleeve shirt, hiking pants, rain/windproof jacket, shoes with grip, headlamp, 2 L water, 4-6 snacks + packed lunch, backpack, first aid kit, small knife, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, static ropes, anchor gear.


Rentals (on your own):

- Harness: $5/day (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $17 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

- Helmet: $4/day (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $6/day (UVU Outdoor Adventure Center)



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