State Line Canyon
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Difficulty:3A I (v3a1 I)
Raps:1-3, max ↨35ft
Red Tape:No permit required
10 Sep 2023
"While not particularly spotty in many parts, I still found it worthwhile. A few sections of narrows made for some fun down climbing and rappels. The g
Any;HOT in Summer
not really all that scenic or narrow and it's a pain hiking in and out of the canyon to bypass around the few small drops that block progression. Many more worthwhile options exist in the area.
Approach from a small pullout on the west side of highway 89 at the head of the canyon or from Lone Rock beach, explore the canyon, return to your car.
R1: sling a big flat horn-slab high RDC
R2: tiny arch LDC
After you drop this, you have to figure out an anchor or be able to climb class 5 moqui steps to get out. These will be quite slippery when the rock is wet.
R3: anchor can be tricky for this. Hopefully you can find some decent rocks to make a deadman. We were forced to make a sketchy deadman/cairn from a pile of very crumbly and unconsolidated sand blocks
Retrieve your unsightly anchor from R1 you heathen.
- Super Amazing Map : State Line Canyon
- RoadTripRyan.com : Stateline Canyon
- AmericanSouthwest.net : Stateline Canyon
Trip reports and media
- Facebook.com : Pat Winstanley
- YouTube.com : Wisconny Johnny's technical descent
- YouTube.com : Richard Pattison, Stateline Canyon movie