The Big Rappel in Rock Canyon

Rock Canyon
Zion National Park
Technical Canyoneering

          Rock Canyon is a fun route that visits some amazing real-estate. Several technical challenges provide the right amount of zest to make this stroll through the wilderness a memorable experience.

Circle of Friends:
          Rock Canyon 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"

The amazing Tom Talboys examines the first obstacle. Downclimbing the curling V-slot section.

General Information:
          Rock Canyon is best described as a spicy promenade through three beautiful canyons. Rock Canyon is rated 3B III using the Canyon Rating System. The route requires complete technical gear. This route is considered easy by technical standards, but don't let that dissuade you. The scenery is spectacular.

          A GPS is extremely useful. Good map reading skills and a precise route description are essential. Navigation for this route is moderate, but mistakes in navigation could be brutal. This route has a moderate flashflood danger and includes a massive drainage area. Check the local weather report before entering this canyon.

Steve Rupp downclimbing. Petroglyph Panel proves we were not the first.

Trailhead Information:
          A vehicle shuttle is not required to complete this route. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is required to access the trailhead.

Steve Rupp and Marc Olivares hiking the river. Marc Olivares & Tom Talboys.

Copyright 2000-, Shane Burrows