Table of Contents

Editorial ---

Features ---
The Grim Swim

Hole Sweet Hole

Alternative Anchoring

Wet Canyons
of Colorado

Gear ---
Beyond Helmets
and Harnesses

Technique ---
Double Coil

Book Reviews ---
Kelsey Plateau, 4th ed.

Van Tilburg & Annerino

History ---
The Black Book


News and Safety




Hole, Sweet Hole
by Penelope Wundersmile

"Hole Sweet Hole?" the ranger read off the sandstone wall written in Peppermint Extra above a stagnant pool. "Well, you asked what we did to keep ourselves busy." He shrugged. After being trapped for four days and three nights in a slot canyon we had affectionately come to call "The Hell Hole," I had temporarily misplaced my religious zeal for wilderness preservation and could have cared less if my litter remained undigested for seven years in the belly of my captor. The canyon had marked me, and I didn't care if it was marked back.

Sorry - this story was withdrawn by the author. Please look for a better version of it somewhere else on the web. - Tom

Penelope Wundersmile is studying map reading in preparation for her next adventure in Zion. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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