Badger Canyon

Last Candition: January 15, 2012

4.5

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 25, 2014

Dry. Dry. Dry. Zero Water. Zero Mud. All webbing was in excellent shape.

Party of 5 took 6 hours car to car with a 30 minute lunch break at the Colorado. The (downstream) exit caught us off guard a bit. It required some low & exposed 5th class climbing. The crux looks rather impossible from a distance but becomes more clear when getting closer. Stay low on the boulder scrambling until the valley is reached. Going high requires the traverse and climbing of a VERY dangerous gully.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 15, 2012

Descended North Fork, used downriver exit. All anchors in good condition. Unavoidable shin-deep water at bottom of first rappel, cold, obviously. Avoidable water at bottom of several downclimbs and second rappel, iced over but not solid. Big pool at bottom of third rappel, using the second anchor for a freehanging rappel avoids it. Downriver exit had a rope fixed for the last climb at the top of the Coconino.