Angel Slot

Last Candition: February 20, 2012

4.3

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 7, 2017

What a sweet little slot!!! Totally dry and not heavily trafficked make this a great choice!! Changed out the webbing on rap #1, the rest of the anchors looked good!! No cairn at the exit FYI

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 17, 2017

Dry; all anchors good. Straightforward canyon. Very pretty in the narrowest part, but mostly average. Good road all the way to TH. We returned before rapping down to Beaver Wash. 3.5 hours car-to-car with a big group of 11 and rappels set up for speed (2 strands; independently anchored). One true newbie did well. Nice camping at TH.

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

Everything was in good condition. No water, ice or snow in Canyon. Great winter canyon. Didn't have to replace or build a single anchor. It took a Myself and my friend Andrea 2 hours max car to car. Highly recommended for a group looking to venture into winter canyoneering. Straight forward fairly easy route finding on the exit and approach. 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 instead of the exit. Luckily it would be that far out of the way.

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

The canyon is guided by the Hanksville outfitter.

so we found double webbing at each of the 2 rappels, the rings are well placed below the rim to prevent grooves.

first is a seating start second is much easier with the lip to stand below.

After one single fun DC but the canyon is very short and super easy way back to the car was bone dry.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 13, 2015

Dry and scenic. Second rap anchor will need replacing as the overhang causes wear on the webbing. If rappelling on third rap/down climb set up rope in upper area of slot before it tightens; otherwise it's awkward and tight to fit off a choke stone.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 5, 2014

Pay attention to the directions for the place to turn off the trail. If there had been a 'use trail' it seems to have disappeared with the recent rains.

As in the previous report, all anchors seemed good. I say 'seemed' since parts of some were very buried.

A little muddy in a few spots but not over shoe tops. A headlamp came in handy at one short spot in the deep, dark leaning section.

The extra 5 minute walk to the overlook can be skipped (though we did it) since you will see that view behind you for much of the walk out.

3-1/2 hours car to car for a group of 6.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 23, 2014

Dry, good shape. Anchors all good except final (optional) rap to canyon floor - good webbing but couldn't inspect the dead man without digging it up. The cairned trail out was interesting... takes some looking for.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 12, 2013

Bone dry. The final stunt rappel needs new webbing.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 28, 2012

We reworked several anchors and took out the extra trash. We gained 3 rapides because of unconventional anchor building. The anchor for the 90 foot rap is gone. We did not take the time to make a new one.

The canyon is dry.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 6, 2012

Canyon completely dry. 4 cars parked at trailhead but saw no one. Not many gnats. Anchors okay. A deadman has been replaced at the last big free-air drop. If you like big, free raps, do this one. No need to pull the rope when done because the exit trail takes you almost right back to the beginning of that final rap. First rap best done with a doubled 200 foot rope. We used a 120 with a biner block & pull cord & the biner hung up temporarily on a small rock ledge on the pull.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 20, 2012

The canyon was dry, even considering the storm that hit the day before. All anchors in good shape, other than the final rap, where there is no anchor present and we didnt take the time to build one. However, it wouldnt be hard as there is plenty of material present.