Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

Dirty Devil
Technical Canyoneering

          In most Christian traditions, a fallen angel is an angel who has been exiled or banished from Heaven. Often such banishment is a punishment for disobeying or rebelling against God. Since this slot was the last of the Angel Canyons to be explored it was referred to as the fallen angel.

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Nat Smale on 3rd rappel of 60-feet. Nat Smale on second rappel of 30-feet.

General Information:
          Fallen Angel is a technical canyoneering route that requires complete technical gear. Fallen Angel is rated 3A II using the Canyon Rating System. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential.

          There are no bolted anchors in this canyon, let's preserve this feature. Many canyoneers before you have descended this canyon without placing bolts, so please play fair. You might need to locate and construct natural anchors, which should be considered part of the game. Instead of placing bolts might I suggest teamwork and partner assisted techniques. The problem solving involved with using natural anchor and teamwork is considered to be a major part of the adventure with this route.

Double stage 100-foot rappel Nat Smale on final 70-foot rappel.

Trailhead Information:
          The Fallen Angel Trailhead is located near Hanksville, Utah. A passenger car should be able to access this trailhead in normal conditions.

Bruce Neumann in Fallen Angel Fallen Angel

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