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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.
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 charm.
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.