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Difficulty:3A III (v3a1 III)
Raps:‌11-13, max ↨100ft
Red Tape:No permit required
Rock type:Sandstone
Condition Reports:
12 Nov 2023

"R 11 trees are dying and may no longer provide a good anchor source. Fun little route in oak creek. Fall colors were still nice.

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Best season:
BEST in May;Jun;Aug;Sep



The canyon can be done as a loop starting from the bottom (passenger vehicle accessible) or from the top (high clearance vehicle required). It can also be completed with a shuttle using two high clearance vehicles.

The KML track defines the loop approach starting from the 89A. Park at the first switchback and either hike to the rim via Sterling Canyon or cross the drainage and take a slightly faster and more direct route up a class 4 ridgeline.

Reference On Rope Canyoneering for shuttle approach details.


R1: 45’ off tree high RDC.

R2: 40’ off tree LDC.

R3: 20’ off rock pinch.

R4: 70’ off tree RDC.

R5: 25’ off rock pinch.

R6: 85’ off tree LDC.

R7: 25’ off rock pinch.

R8: 50’ off large tree.

R9: 25’ off pipe, or combine with R10 for 80’.

R10: 25’ off rock pinch.

R11: 80’ off tree.

R12: 70’ off boulder into deep pool. Multiple trees provide opportunity for the first person down to set up a guided rappel for the remainder of the group.

If exiting Sterling Canyon to the 89A:

R13: 15’ rappel off tree LDC or moderate downclimb.


Red tape

Beta sites

Trip reports and media



Information provided by automated processes. KML map by (unknown). Main photo by (unknown). Authors are listed in chronological order.

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