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Not Mindbender - Free Air Grande Finale

Not Mindbender

Robbers Roost
Technical Canyoneering

          How does a canyon get such a dumb name as "Not Mindbender"? It's because a group of friends looking for the actual Mind Bender stumbled upon this little beauty first and did a descent. What the group had actually found was Mind Benders big brother. This canyon is proof that size does matter.

          This canyon might not have a cool name but it does have all the beauty and attractions of it's more famous little brother. This canyon is nearly a mirror of Mind Bender but everything is on a larger scale. The canyon is longer, the narrows are deeper and the slot is tighter.

Circle of Friends:
          Not Mindbender 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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Deep in the slot. George from Ghana Africa

General Information:
          Not Mindbender is an outstanding slot canyon with an assortment of downclimbing. The canyon requires complete technical gear. The canyon is accessible year round unless there is snow on the ground. Several routes and variations are presented.

          Navigation for this route is moderate to difficult. Errors in navigation can have serious consequences. A GPS is extremely useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Not Mindbender is rated 3A III using the Canyon Rating System. This canyon has a moderate flash flood danger, check the local weather report before entering this canyon.

Ryan Cornia at a squeeze. Jeff Meierhofer on Rappel

Trailhead Information:
          The trailhead is located in the infamous Robbers Roost area and is usually accessible to carefully driven passenger vehicles. Primative camping is available near the trailhead. Several routes are presented both with and without a required vehicle shuttle.

Ryan Cornia near the Great Falls. Jeff Meierhofer rappels the Great Falls.

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