Angel Cove

Last Candition: October 22, 2011


4 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 7, 2019

There were two real pools in the canyon, but we could get around one. The last pool going down canyon is hard to get around and has shin deep water.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 16, 2019

Both forks with a mixed group of 9 more-experienced folks and a couple of beginners. Exited before the last rappels to the river both times. Great canyons for this type of group; fun to try to stay dry at a couple of knee-deep potholes on a 55-degree day. 6 hours for both forks car to car.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 2, 2016

South Fork only. Great winter canyon. Everything was in good shape, no need to replace or build anything new. Used a 60 ft and pull chord on everything in the canyon. Did not do the final 2 rappels down to the dirty due to only bringing the 60 ft. 90ft would allow for everything and a double strand on most rappels. Used exit to right before the last 2 rappels. If you have never been down here, a few canyons use the same exit and it is easy to see the cairn leading out of other canyons. Would be easy to end up at the end of another canyon. Luckily it wouldn't be that far out of the way. There are no cairns marking the exit once you merge with the trail coming up from the dirty devil. Just aim for the very distinctive overhang/cove. Easy scramble and you will eventually see a trail/ cairn by the over hang.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 4, 2015

did as loop

anchor all in place also lot of extra at any little DC ,completely dry.

exit on the north first partner assist after ropes in good conditions .

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 9, 2015

Did south fork, great little canyon. Rebuilt most anchors and should be good to go for a while. A little water but all avoidable with a little skill. Last two rappels are also in very good shape.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 15, 2015

2 of us did the north fork. The first 3 drops had rigging for upclimb. No other such rigging after that other than what's needed for the remaining raps. A couple spots of avoidable water. Not a difficult canyon at all, but it does offer some scenic stretches and the route has great views across to the Roost. At next to last rap, there's some water in the tank directly below the rap point. When you do the rope toss, you think the rope has to go beyond that tank to the sandy bottom, but there's a hidden platform 20 ft. above the tank where you can get off rap and walk down, therefore, a 110 ft rope doubled worked okay there.

On the climb out, at the red pillars mentioned on Climb Utah, you can also go up on the left side by following an obvious slope of scree and slickrock up, then turn right and follow a brief ledge up above the cliffs and on to flatter ground. Probably an easier and safer way.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 27, 2012

~1' of powder snow. Ice is about 3" thick covering liquid water. If not careful, would break. Confluence with north fork and below had liquid water, but was avoidable. Anchors in good condition. North fork fixed ropes still in place. With partner assists and rope work, difficult but possible to ascend back north fork on ice. Dead buck in north fork. We spotted it alive back in November 2011.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 22, 2011

South Fork Angel Cove is dry until the confluence with North Fork. We replaced the fist anchor which was the original from 3(?) years ago. The remaining anchors are in adequate shape. There are 2 pools with knee to thigh deep water in the lower portion of the canyon. The last 2 raps appear new and in good shape.