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Canyoneering - Pleides, La Sal Mts 9/22-23/23

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Incredible water canyon! Rappelling alpine waterfalls the whole time.


Itinerary:

5:30 am - Drive down (3.5 hr drive)

9:00 am - Set up shuttle (drop off one vehicle at the end)

9:30 am - Trailhead

10:00 am - Hike to first rappel

1:00 pm - Hike out

2:00 pm - Exit Trailhead

3:00 pm - Lunch in Moab

7:30 pm - Home



From Moab drive south along Highway 191 towards Spanish Valley. Take Old Airport Road East until you reach La Sal Loop Road. Take La Sal Loop Road south, up into the mountains, eventually turning off onto Geyser Pass Road, a graded dirt road, suitabel for 2WD vehicles. Take Geyser pass road up just short of 3 miles til you reach a small parking lot and trailhead for Squaw Springs Trail.


Pleiades: 38°28'23.2"N 109°17'21.8"W


Activity: Canyoneering Pleaides - Canyoneering Extreme. Difficulty 3C II swift water. Rappels: 4-6 max 70 ft. 3 hrs 1.7 mi. distance. Waterfall rappels. Hiking 0.5 mi to rappels. Road Trip Ryan Trip Report


Gear: Wetsuit required, neoprene socks, dry bag for changing clothes. Rappel device with ability to lock off and add friction (ATS, Totem, Critter, Prana), locking carabiner, harness (can rent), helmet (can rent), (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


Rentals:

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

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




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