Shane Burrows in Pleiades


Technical Canyoneering

          In Greek mythology the Pleiades were the seven daughters of the titan Atlas and sea-nymph Pleione. The routes name was meant as a comparison of the seven waterfalls in the canyon to these seven heavenly sisters of mythology.

          Pleiades is a water park paradise hidden in an indescribable canyon buried in an incredible landscape. The stream weaves its magical way through a slot of sculpted sandstone beckoning to be explored. The route begins the canyoneering season challenging the technical experts before relenting in mid summer to welcome the novice accompanied by competent leadership.

Circle of Friends:
          Pleiades 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.

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Tad Cowley in Pleiades Vince Lowe and Mark Schnupp

General Information:
          Pleiades is a technical canyoneering route that requires complete technical gear. Pleiades is rated 3C II using the Canyon Rating System. Navigation for this route is moderate. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential.

Tad Cowley in a low flowing Pleiades Shane Burrows in Pleiades

Trailhead Information:
          The road to the trailhead is accessible to all vehicles in normal weather while this canyon is in season.

Mark Schnupp at the end of Pleiades Mark Schnupp in Pleiades

Ice Climbing:
          Pleiades becomes an entertaining ice climb in winter. You get to canyoneer down and climb back up, which is a lot of fun.

Pleiades Ice Climb - Moab Pleiades Ice Climb - Moab

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