MMI Canyon

Last Candition: November 24, 2011


4 out of 5
Date of Trip: January 1, 2016

Too much snow on the climb out (shorter loop route). Not recommended until snow melts. We found 2-4 inches of very loose slippery snow. Went and scouted the exit and decided not to go.

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

Fun canyon. 2nd of the day. Easy to find. Rappels & canyon route straightforward. 1st anchor is a deadman w/a small tree (2-3in dia) as backup. Solid but not well built. Route under boulders below 1st rappel resulted in a lot of scrapes. Wear pants. Anchor on last rappel was sketchy at best. Rerigged anchor & didn't pay attention to length of webbing. Our doubled over 60 m rope was short leaving 2 guys dangling 10' off the deck. We figured it out w/out injuries but make sure the anchor extends 40' to the lip! Make sure your rope touches the ground. Slick rock exit has some sketchy parts w/lots of exposure. Lots of sand made grip near impossible. Use a belay if in doubt. Super cool cryptobiotic soil. 5 guys with delays took 4.5 hrs. Used "Moab canyoneering" book by Derek Wolfe. Email w/questions. Chris.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 25, 2013

Installed a backup to first anchor that you can actually inspect (e.g. not under the rocks). First rappel now has 3 anchors: top; about 60' down around a flake chock stone; and top of boulders (can be down climbed). A fair amount of Poison Ivy in the bottom. Used Lost Spring Canyon exit. Get out of water flow to canyon right to see a little arch. Shady rest spot at junction with Fish Seep. Long hike.

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 12, 2013

Canyon is dry. I replaced webbing where needed and extended to eliminate rope-pull groves. We brought a 200 foot rope and pull cord and could have gotten away with a 110ft rope and pull cord. That final drop needs about 45 feet of webbing to properly reach the edge if using the juniper as an anchor. Bring plenty of webbing! Found a small rattle snake after the final rap. For the first time I'd say that the walk out of a canyon is more impressive than the "slot". Checked off the list, probably will never do this one again. If one has limited time in the area skip this one and do Undercover.

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

MMI was a fun slot! Enjoyed combining this route with 3 others! All anchors were good. The down climbing in the beginning was a blast. Defiantly different. The weather was perfect at 60+ degrees. I can't imagine doing these canyon in hotter weather than that. A great time was had by all

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

Took 4 1/2 hours of a group of 6. Not enough slot. It's good for a 1 time through, otherwise skip it and head to Undercover. Much better slot and adventure there.

Anyways, fun downclimb at 1st "rappel". Tricky 2nd rappel (which was our first). Throw the rope over the giant boulder, disconnect and reconnect after it for a quick rappel. All dry, except for 1 spot at the very bottom which was ankle deep.

2nd rappel is the funnest out of the two and great views from it. All webbing was replaced.

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4 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 24, 2011

Road was fine up until the last turnoff, and then the final road out to MMI had some deeper sandy sections. A skillfully driven passenger car might be able to make it, but 4wd would be better. Canyon was dry, and about the duration of other Moab slots (i.e. half day or less.)