AKA: Middle West Fork of Butler Canyon

North Wash
Technical Canyoneering

          Shenanigans is embraced by skinny canyoneers and avoided like the plague by large frame canyoneers. If you were to become wedged in the slot rescue would be remarkably difficult and death is a possibility. The extreme narrows section is time consuming, physically exhausting, and psychologically exacting. The extreme narrows are also stunningly beautiful and absurdly haunting.

Circle of Friends:
          Shenanigans 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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Shenanigans Exit Rappel Bruce Neumann in Shenanigans

General Information:
          Shenanigans is a technical canyoneering adventure best left to munchkin sized canyoneers. The route involves some extremely tight narrows. An escape exit is provided for all large framed canyoneers who want to visit the upper portion of this slot canyon. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Shenanigans is rated 3B III R using the Canyon Rating System.

          There are no bolted anchors in this canyon, let's preserve this feature. Hundreds of canyoneers before you have descended this canyon without placing bolts, so please play fair. You might need to locate and construct natural anchors, which is not difficult in these canyons.

          Large frame canyoneers will not fit through the last section of Shenanigans. You have been warned!

Mark Schnupp stemming after the 100 yard hallway. Mark Schnupp Shenanigans

Trailhead Information:
          Normally any carefully driven passenger vehicle can access this trailhead in good weather conditions.

Jug Handle Arch on the exit. Last Chance to escape before super skinny narrows.

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