Vince in Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow
AKA: Big Tony & Frosted Flakes

Grand Staircase
Escalante National Monument

Technical Canyoneering

          Sleepy Hollow is an experts only slot canyon. The canyon requires sustained high stemming, chimneying and challenging climbing. Sleepy Hollow is one of the the most difficult canyons on the Colorado Plateau. For those with the skill to tackle this beast it is a canyon classic.

Circle of Friends:
          Sleepy Hollow 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"

Tom and Mark traversing around a semi-keeper pothole in Sleepy Hollow. Tom at the natural bridge that marks the start of the down climbing from the high high stemming part.  You will be happy to see this, but it is not over yet.

          Every member of your group must be a skilled canyoneer. Do not underestimate the difficulty of descending this canyon. Sleepy Hollow is rated 4B X IV using the Canyon Rating System.

Bruce at the top of "climb time". When you get to it, you'll know it. Tom in the beautiful slot of Sleepy Hollow

General Information:
          If you consider yourself an expert canyoneer that enjoys exposure and challenge this canyon might be what you are looking for. Sleepy Hollow requires complete technical gear. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate.

Preparing for anther obstacle in Sleepy Hollow. Mark on rappel in Sleepy Hollow

Trailhead Information:
          A vehicle shuttle is not required to complete this route. The trailhead is accessible to passenger vehicles in normal weather conditions.

Mark on the final rappel with Bruce watching. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the hike out of Sleepy Hollow.

          Sections of this route pass near areas of poison ivy. The poison ivy is easy to avoid if you know what to look for. Poison ivy has three leaves and is frequently found near water. Poison ivy leaves are green in the summer and red in the fall. Educate yourself before attempting this route.

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