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Difficulty:3A III (v3a1 III)
Raps:5-7, max ↨190ft
Red Tape:No permit required
12 Nov 2023
"This was the first run of Coffin for this season. Plus Hurricane Hilary and the flooding made for a lot of anchor rebuilding and some rock farming. Ha
Nov-Mar (avg for this region)
Coffin is a great canyon for a half-day trip. This scenic drainage starts off as a wide flat wash but then narrows and drops suddenly. It's got great views on the hike up, some beautiful narrow sections and even a giant chock stone reminiscent of "Levitated Mass".
Waypoints in the KML map contain detailed descriptions of all the rappels (courtesy of Bluugnome.com).
The first drop in the canyon is 40ft from a cairn anchor. This apparently can be climbed around RDC if you like avoiding rappels.
Shortly down canyon from here there is another downclimb/rappel of 30ft.
In order to avoid confusion on the rappel numbers matching the .kml only the 5 rappels are numbered. Most parties will likely have a few more rappels.
Rappel 1: 190' from 2 bolts backed up by a cairn anchor.
Rappel 2: 60' (Anchored 30' up canyon with a 30' rappel)
Rappel 3: 30' from 2 bolts a bit over head high.
Rappel 4: 20'
Rappel 5: 80'
- BluuGnome.com : Coffin Canyon
- Chris Brennen's Adventure Hikes (Southwest) : Coffin Canyon
- Super Amazing Map : Coffin Canyon
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