Tierdrop

Last Candition: April 29, 2011

4.4

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: July 20, 2014

Great place for the use of a Fiddlestick. If you do not already know and love this tool, please read http://www.canyoneeringusa.com/techtips/fiddlestick/ then, to prevent grooving the rock even more, especially on the long rappel, please use this or other rock saving tools or techniques.

In my mind this route, as almost any canyon I have done, rates a perfect "5".

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 19, 2014

Anchors good. No water. Same same. 2 ppl,1 noob: 1 hour 15 minutes.

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

Did the new permit system at the visitor center. First drop has a large pile of rocks as a deadman anchor. All other anchors are in good shape, webbing around rock. Lots of rope grooves, we used a fiddlestick for 2nd and third drops. We came upon another group at the last drop that didn't have enough rope to get down and still retrieve their rope. After a little lesson in preparedness and basic rope retrieval methods, we got them down on our rope. Facepalm. 7 ppl with noobs, took 3 hours

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: May 26, 2013

Another perfect day, amazing views. Didn't see a soul after leaving the parking lot. Webbing in good shape on all raps. Rope pulls damaging rock on #3 but easy enough to use alternate anchor or extend webbing.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 16, 2013

Used the fiddlestick on all the rappels and it worked great. Thanks CUSA. The anchors are in great shape but the rope grooves are crazy bad.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: February 28, 2013

Sandstone is mostly clear of ice and snow. First anchor has been extended and is in good shape. I extended rap 2 and 3 to help with the rope pull groves in the stone. That final 100 foot rap is mostly free hanging and is a blast. Small FYI There is dried mud at the top of rap 3(100ft) that is easily kicked down on your belay partner, and makes the start kind of slick.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: December 1, 2012

All water is easily avoidable, all anchors are in good shape. Extending the webbing for rap #1 will make your rope pull much easier and prevent rope grooves.

5 out of 5
Date of Trip: November 2, 2012

Cool, clear, calm day. All anchor materials were in good shape.

Since there was a long stretch of webbing at the top we used it rather than risking some "sandstone rash" to downclimb. Rap 2 was fun and straight forward. There's a rope around one of the car-sized boulders in the center of Rap 3's tier, but it is a long way from the edge. We used the anchor on a large boulder far to canyoner's right. A fun, free-hanging rappel. Go a bit up canyon to cross over to the ledge on the north side to exit. Go around the corner, head north a bit, then down into the canyon bottom and east out to Park Avenue trail. Lots of fun. Low risk. Great time had by all.

4 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 18, 2012

Tierdrop was amazing. I have done it a few times the past two months and the final rappel always thrills me! It is great to hike into the back country of Arches NP and see country most people don't get to see. The first rappel we use a meat anchor, and the last person down climbs, the second anchors are solid, the final rappelling anchor was kinda messed up. Some party before us re-rigged the webbing. would advise to use both boulders to rig the anchor.

3 out of 5
Date of Trip: March 18, 2012

A short easy canyon with a really fun rappel at the end. Would have been better, but the wind was really nasty today. We replaced some webbing on the first rappel that didn't look like standard climbing webbing. It also wasn't tied right.

2 out of 5
Date of Trip: April 29, 2011

very quick trip. 1hr 1/2 car to car with 6people. Replaced webbing on 2nd rappel and added more rocks to the anchor as well