Circle of Friends:
San Rafael Swell
is a great little slot canyon that packs a very large punch. Those attempting the route
will certainly get their money's worth. Swimming, squeezing and downclimbing are all part
of the package of this little gem.
Gravity 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"
If you enjoy swimming, squeezing and downclimbing this is the route for you. Zero Gravity
requires complete technical gear. A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential.
Navigation for this route is easy. Zero Gravity is rated 3B R II using the Canyon Rating
Zero Gravity Name:
How did Zero Gravity get
it's name? The first time we canyoneered the slot I dropped through the exit
bombay a little too early and became wedged between the canyon walls. I was
stuck at my chest, but my feet were hanging down into space about 10-feet
above the ground. I was suspended in air and looked like Wily E. Coyote
running in space, or zero gravity. After my friends finished laughing and
making fun of my predicament they helped me escape the trap.
All high clearance vehicles can access
the Zero Gravity Trailhead. Passenger cars can access the trailhead with a short hike. A vehicle shuttle is not required to
complete this route.
This video was shot over Memorial Day
weekend in 2011. The stars of the video are Miles and Marc Olivares,
along with Shauna, Stormy, Sierra and Shane Burrows.