Keeper Potholes in Headless Hen

Headless Hen
AKA: Dove

Grand Staircase
Escalante National Monument

Technical Canyoneering

          Headless Hen is a canyon full of HUGE keeper potholes that require cerebral solutions. If you enjoy problem solving this might be the canyon you are looking for.

Circle of Friends:
          Headless Hen 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"

The "Headless Hen" Gaurds the canyon. Wondering if the potshot will hold....

General Information:
          Headless Hen is rated 4B R III using the Canyon Rating System. Headless Hen requires complete technical gear. This canyon contains multiple keeper potholes, skilled teamwork is required. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate.

Bruce jumping across huge empty potholes. Bruce, Tom & Mark in Headless Hen

Trailhead Information:
          Headless Hen and Raven Canyon share the same trailhead. A vehicle shuttle is not required to complete this route. The trailhead is accessible to carefully driven passenger vehicles in normal weather conditions.

Vince making a big jump across a pothole with Tom & Mark watching. One of the huge deep keeper potholes. Tom eventually got out.

Combo Meal:
          It is recommended that you combine both Raven Canyon and Headless Hen into an all day adventure. If completing the combo meal it is suggested that you begin with Raven.

This would be a nasty pothole a certain water levels. Bruce in Headless Hen

 


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