Medieval Chamber

Last Candition: March 17, 2012


4 out of 5
Date of Trip: June 27, 2014

Small puddle on midpoint of first rappel--totally avoidable if necessary. Shared the canyon with a couple very large guided groups. We got to the first rap before they did (fortunately). By the time we got our group through that rap, there were 3 additional lines rigged and people rapping in. Pretty tight space for all that. I would advise against Friday/Saturday mornings after 8 AM or be prepared for a LONG wait.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 6, 2014

Anchor at first drop in good condition. Rope grooves are bad, stand back from the wall for a clean pull. Simul-rapped the bridge with a webbing/no rope drag method. Good times. Used a car shuttle. 4 hours car-to- shuttle car with 4 ppl.

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

The pothole in the 1st rap, half-way down, is filled with sand. No need to get wet or muddy...for now. Simul-rapped the bridge for the entire group. Took 6 of us, including hiking back to the Trailhead about 4 hours. We didn't set up a shuttle and we split up in 2's and found 3 access points among a few others, to return back to your vehicle via a few breaks in the cliffs.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 28, 2013

Unavoidable knee deep water for 10 feet in two spots. Anchor in good shape. Simul-rappelled the bridge with a zero rope drag pull technique. Fun little adventure. Used a car shuttle. Car to car in 3 hours.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: September 1, 2013

Same conditions as 2 previous reports.

Lots of nice shallow pothole water to walk through on the way down the wash to the 1st rappel.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: August 30, 2013

For Medieval Chamber, there was quite a lot of water. Unavoidable wading in several places, only waist deep though, and not too cold. Anchors all looking good. Great day!

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: October 20, 2012

Some water at the bottom of the 1st rappel - but avoidable. Bolts okay. Encountered a large guided group there. Second rappel has a lengthy piece of rope stretched out from the tree to the edge so that a 60 meter (200 ft) rope can just barely make the bottom. Two beautiful rappels. Nice route but we don't rate it too highly because all there is to it are the two rappels & not much else.

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

Have done this hike 4 times this year, and every time has been awesome. There has been water in the Chamber every time, but it is easily bypassed. Bolt are still in good condition, and the ropes around the tree for the rappel of the arch are still there. Might be wise to replace them soon though. All in all, the rappels in this canyon are some of my very favorite! Lots of fun had, every time!

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 16, 2012

Group of 6 took 6 hours. Had to wait 1 hr 1/2 for a group of 5 to go through at first rappel. Looked for the alternate exit (per Scott P) but couldn't locate it and was forced to hitchhike due to time. Friendly Moab folks though! Will pass next time through - unless you like audience for the last rap.