I did my first canyon today with a group of friends from bogley.com. there were ten of us that went through Keyhole. we staged two vehicles at the exit of keyhole and hiked a few hundred feet up the road.
[singlepic id=278 w=500 h= float=center]photo by Jacob Daugherty
after a small hike we started to climb the slick rock to the top of Keyhole Canyon. there is a real sketchy down climb just before you get to the canyon that kept me on my toes.
[singlepic id=279 w=500 h= float=center]photo by Jacob Daugherty
when we got to the bottom of the down climb we suited up for the start of The fun stuff.
[singlepic id=280 w=500 h= float=center]photo by Jacob Daugherty
The start of the canyon was awesome had a dozen or so down climbs that required a little bit of thinking... most were 6 to 10 feet and sometimes it was hard to tell because the water may only be 5 feet down but there is no way of knowing how deep it is until someone climbs down.
[singlepic id=255 w=500 h= float=center]photo byDean paul
The canyon was a little cold but still enjoyable the two rappels were super easy and the canyon was gorgeous.
[singlepic id=275 w=500 h= float=center]photo by Jacob Daugherty
this is an awesome butterfly that let all 10 people pass by in a small slot within a foot of touching it. the cool thing to note is the back of the wings look like char cloth that has been lit on the ends with a small orange glow.
[singlepic id=277 w=500 h= float=center] photo by Jacob Daugherty