Foolin Around Slot (East)

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Foolin Around Slot (East) Canyoneering Canyoning Caving
Also known as: Fooling Around East; Foolin'Around; West Butler; Foolin Around Slot; East Fork of Butler Canyons West Fork.
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Difficulty:3B III (v3a2 III)
Raps:‌3-5, max ↨100ft
Approach:30-45min ↑0ft
Exit:45min-1.5h ↑0ft
Red Tape:No permit required
Shuttle:Optional 15min
Rock type:Sandstone
Condition Reports:
21 May 2023

"Had a great time in this slot. Watery section near the end was completely full but there was still just the one swimmer. Ran Horseplay right after and

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Best season:
Spring or Fall


Possibly the most underrated canyon in Northwash. Stemming for hundreds of feet, high-stemming, one R silo xing and one R+ silo xing are all available to those who wish to practice for the big leagues. All the hard stuff is optional, but taking the easy way through is no walk in the park. A mandatory swimmer at the end. Wetsuit not required, except in winter.




A couple Class 4 short moves. Short and fun exit scramble up a gulley and a quick cross-country hike.

Red tape

Beta sites

Trip reports and media

  • Upper slot
  • The beginning of Foolin' Around Canyon
  • Final slot stemming
  • Final slot
  • Secure stemming
  • High stemming. You can drop down and walk in the water below instead of stemming
  • The watery slot
  • The swim
  • The swim
  • Background


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