Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages
aka: Pool Arch


Technical Canyoneering

          Rock of Ages is an obstacle-course of excitement tucked into a landscape of fins and petrified dunes. This route is a step back in time to a prehistoric age. The route is destined to become a Moab favorite. The route is beginner friendly with competent leadership.

Circle of Friends:
          Rock of Ages 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"

Climb up the approach slot. Kasey and Josh with Arch behind them

General Information:
          Rock of Ages is a technical canyoneering route that is suitable for beginners with competent leadership. The scenery is dramatic. The route requires complete technical gear. Rock of Ages is rated 3A III using the Canyon Rating System. This canyon is accessible year round. Navigation for this route is moderate. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential.

Mark, Kasey and Josh climbing through the slot. Climbing and wading through the slot

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located next to a paved highway and is accessible to all vehicles in all conditions. A vehicle shuttle is not required for this route.

The complete arch is hard to photograph. Stunt Rappel through the arch

Pool Arch Statistics:
Greater Arch Dimension (GAD): 90 feet. For this arch, the GAD is its height.
Lesser Arch Dimension (LAD): 80 feet. For this arch, the LAD is its span.
Arch Type: Fin
Rock formation and/or type: Navajo Sandstone

Devin at the final rappel. Anasazi Ruins

Chimney Arch Statistics:
Greater Arch Dimension (GAD): 40 feet. For this arch, the GAD is its span.
Lesser Arch Dimension (LAD): 3 feet. For this arch, the LAD is its height.
Arch Type: Propped
Rock formation and/or type: Navajo Sandstone

Your tour guide at the final rappel.

          Enjoy a short video from Rock of Ages in Moab, Utah.



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