South Fork of Choprock Canyon

Choprock Canyon
South Fork

AKA: ChopSlot, Kaleidoscope

Grand Staircase
Escalante National Monument

Technical Canyoneering

          The South Fork of Choprock Canyon is a beautiful and deadly canyon. The length of required sustained exertion is long, exhausting, wet and challenging. Climbing and swimming are the name of the game. This is not a place for anyone but advanced canyoneers. The canyon earned it's skull and cross bones in April, 2005 when two BYU students perished in the canyon. Choprock Canyon is one of the most difficult canyons in the area.

Circle of Friends:
          The South Fork of Choprock Canyon is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps. If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

"Circle of Friends"

Choprock Canyon Choprock Canyon

          Every member of your group must be a skilled canyoneer. All people in your party must be an athlete in good condition. If you do not meet these recommendations stay out of this canyon, you will not have fun.

          The South Fork of Choprock Canyon can be deadly for beginners, even with advanced leadership. The description provided is not a substitute for common sense and experience. Do not underestimate the difficulty of descending this canyon. Canyoneers have died in this canyon, it can be lethal.

General Information:
          If you enjoy swimming, downclimbing, narrows, rappelling, long days and expedition type canyons this might be for you. The canyon is extremely exhausting both mentally and physically. Choprock Canyon requires complete technical gear. The South Fork of Choprock Canyon is rated 4B R V using the Canyon Rating System.

          A GPS is very useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate with a GPS and difficult without. Consider map reading skills a prerequisite for this canyon.

Choprock Canyon Dinner!!!

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is accessible to all high clearance 2 wheel drive vehicles in normal weather conditions. A vehicle shuttle is not required for this route.

Sun worshiping in Choprock Canyon South Fork of Choprock Canyon

Related Link:
Choprock Claims two - Canyoneers parish in canyon.

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