Raven Canyon

Raven Canyon
AKA: Foxhole

Grand Staircase
Escalante National Monument

Technical Canyoneering

          Raven Canyon is a great warm up to begin any trip in the King Mesa region. Many of the canyons in this area require stemming. What is Stemming you ask? It's suspending yourself between the canyon walls to make passage downstream because the canyon bottom is too narrow for your body to fit through. This canyon starts out pretty mellow and has you wondering why you are even there, but then it will surprise you.

Circle of Friends:
         Raven 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"

Down, down we go.  Where's the action? Tom in a pretty section of Raven Canyon

General Information:
          Raven Canyon is rated 3B R III using the Canyon Rating System. Every member of your group must have reasonable climbing skills. Raven Canyon requires complete technical gear. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate.

And then the business begins... Bruce in Raven Canyon

Trailhead Information:
          Raven Canyon and Headless Hen 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.

Up climb in Raven Canyon Bruce, Tom, and Vince in action

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.

A nice section where you can "walk normal" ;-) Mark, Bruce & Tom. The trek across slickrock.

 


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