THE Classic Zion Canyon, Pine Creek, June 2011


Chris Avery and son Tanner came up from Tucson for a casual canyoneering weekend in Zion. Why not do a classic! Zion’s Pine Creek beckoned. Lin Alder, formerly of Springdale, joined us for a jaunt in the most classic of Zion canyons for a total photo op trip.

mystery bolts in Pine Creek, well before the first rappel

First, we found some bolts well before the first rappel… very odd. Turns out they are left over from SAR operations, and we should leave them be. A little bit of scratched graffiti too, which we rubbed off with sand. Jeech.

Chris on rappel in the Cathedral

At the Cathedral rappel, we decided to clean the little sling up above, perhaps an anchor for a high-flow pine creek. Then Tanner and I rapped down side by side for pictures. Not the best pics, not a lot of light equals blurry pics for sure.

Did the two-rap thing at the last rappel too.

Last rappel, the grotto version

Then we had dinner. Drank beer. Went home.


About Tom Jones

Tom is the progenitor of Tom's Utah Canyoneering Guide, Utah's premier canyoneering information resource, and Imlay Canyon Gear, America's #1 maker of canyoneering-specific gear. If he's not canyoneering, he's probably snuggled up with a good book.
Posted on Jun 13th, 2011 Anchors, Canyoneering, Tom Jones, Trip Report, Zion  ,  ,  ,  ,

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