Baptist Draw

Last Candition: June 8, 2011

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4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 3, 2017

Group of 7. Took us around 8 hours round-trip to do the long route down Baptist, into Chute, and exit through Fault Canyon.

All anchors and webbing looked to be in good shape with half of them being replaced fairly recently.

Chest deep pool in Baptist we had to plow through but otherwise just a few other waist deep pools which we were able to bypass. Water was cold but daytime temperatures were perfect for this canyon and the Fault exit.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 26, 2017

A few ankle deep pools in upper Baptist Draw. Baptist Draw was tight and awesome. Chute Canyon was nice. Did the long route. It was really long and really hot. Otherwise I would give this a 4 star experience. But it was just too hot! We had 3 liters of water each and all ran out 3+ miles from the trail head. Temp was 96º.

Wait to do this one until late fall!

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 22, 2015

The canyon is bone dry. We completed Lower Baptist Draw through Upper Chute canyon.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 9, 2014

A lot of water still. Fun times. We used the gear placement above the chick stone. It looks a little spent.

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

Baptist had 2 or maybe 3 places with water - no swimming. Once in Chute, we went up canyon. First half was surprisingly dry, then encountered water in upper half - but nothing deep, serious or prolonged. I don't think anything was deeper than mid-chest. Had not been in upper Chute in 4 - 5 years and found it had changed quite a bit. Overall, it seemed quite a bit easier with fewer obstacles. Could probably do without wetsuits if air temp is warm enough.

One member of our group that has a Vibe made it out to the TH with some careful driving.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 22, 2014

Down Baptist Draw up Chute Canyon. approx 5.5 hours car-to-car. 2-4 short swims. lots of mud and non-stop ankle to knee deep water. A little flowing water in Chute Canyon. Both had flashed in the past 24 hours. anchor at the 20 foot rap was questionable. Use caution, a shock load might blow the chock-stone. No wet suits. Got a little chili. The turnoff road to the trailhead was in bad shape with lots of deep puddles and wash outs, 4x4 needed.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 10, 2014

Bone dry.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 26, 2014

Recent heavy rains created 2-3 sections over knee deep. Other sections over ankle deep but usually avoidable. Went up Chute (additional knee deep pools), but debris clear and passable. Anchors in great shape.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 29, 2014

Down Baptist and up Upper Chute. Dry except for two very-easy-to-avoid puddles. We did not go down Chute all the way but we talked to someone who did and they said it was dry.

We did Southern Baptist as well. All pools were avoidable but one waist deep (or deeper) pool. That pool can be avoided by all but one person in the group with some effort and teamwork.

Excellent conditions if you want to stay dry.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 7, 2013

A quick little trip down Baptist, down Chute and exit up fault. First time through, used Climb_Utah Beta. Great route, would have been disappointed to take short exit and not exit down chute. Some waste deep wades, smelly mud and a little warm on the exit. Spent about an hour exploring up chute canyon took us 8 hours car to car including playing around in upper chute.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 17, 2013

Just fun. Went down Baptist, up Chute, back down chute and all the way down Baptist to Fault. No water.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 18, 2013

Memorable hike, BD to Upper Chute canyon both were very dried up. All anchors were fine. We hiked out Faultline canyon and skirted back to the car in 6 hours

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 20, 2013

The canyon is almost completely dry. All anchors are in good shape. The first rappel is actually down climbable for those skilled at downclimbing. We exited up the upper chute and it took my group of 12 a little more than 4 hours car to car.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 24, 2013

Used alt entrance that drops in near 1st rappel. Webbing in great condition except it is ok 80' rappel. Very dry - not even a puddle.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 17, 2012

Beautiful adventure. Exited up Chute Canyon. BD was dry and the anchors were more than good. Upper Chute had one knee deep pubble that made the next boubler problem a little tricky but all was good.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 9, 2012

Awesome canyon as always. All rappels anchors were in good condition. We went down Baptist and up Upper Chute. It was a very beautiful canyon. Took us about 4 hours car to car (with lots of time taken for pictures) There is one pool of water that is ankle/knee deep. A person skilled at full body stemming could bypass this without getting their feet wet.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 19, 2012

Prior week's floods left lots of mud and some water in Baptist and Upper Chute. Only unavoidable water was after (not below) the last repel/DC. Anchors in good condition. Group of 3 (two rookies); looped in 6.5 hrs.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 8, 2012

Team of four. Entered Baptist Draw. Rappel anchors in good shape (overkill). Neat narrows but nothing too special, one 10 foot section of water to stem over. Once in Chute went down canyon and encountered unavoidable water below 20 foot rappel. Opted out and went up canyon, 20 foot section of hard to avoid water, knee deep?. Upper chute has great narrows that are impressive. Exited upper chute where it widens up. 4 hours car to car.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 4, 2012

Very dry - easy. Did Baptist draw then up upper Chute Canyon and back to trailhead.

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

Perfect conditions, no bugs, no mud, not a drop of water in Baptist or Upper Chute. Go now!