Thursday, February 4, 2016

Winter Canyoneering

The Winter months are going by ever so quickly.  Escalante is currently blanketed in a foot of snow!  Rick had a chance to get out of the cold and do a canyon named Bubba's in Nevada.  Below are a couple of shots. 
Thanks Petzl for sending Rick the new static Push rope to test out!
The 2016 Season is right around the corner and we are preparing for March 8th opening.  Come and visit us for an adventure in the slots!
Rick backing up the sand trap anchor.  Belay is on!
Rick testing Petzl's new static Push rope.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Monday morning dusting.

We hope this post finds that everyone had a nice Holiday.  The 2016 canyoneering season is just 8 weeks around the corner!  We are busy prepping for a fun filled year.  Our shop will be fully stocked with your canyon necessities.  We are now the area's retailer for Five Ten and La Sportiva footwear, BlueWater ropes and Petzl gear and ropes.  We will also carry Black Diamond Equipment, Chums accessories etc.  Stop on in and check it all out while you're in town.  And of course we'll still have killer espresso drinks.  Looking forward to 2016!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Rick and guest Alison

Thank you Alison for sending this photo of you and Rick, taking a breather after hiking out of the canyon.  Nice shot!  Looks like you're ready for ice cream back at the shop!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Two Track and Epic View

This past Friday Rick and I took the afternoon and went for a hike.  We just love getting off the beaten track.  Loved this road on the way home! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Got Mud?

Canyons were a tad muddy a couple of weeks ago.  I think Rick wore it well!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Summer coming to an End

Our 17th Season is quickly coming to an end!  Just a couple of months to go, but what a wonderful season it has been so far.  Fall brings fabulous weather and awesome time in the canyons.  Also, if you are in Escalante for a few days, the mountain right outside of town will have gorgeous leaf peeping.  A must do in the fall is a drive on Hell's Backbone Road.

If you are visiting this Fall, be sure to stop by our shop to check out our new retail section for your slot canyon needs.  Footwear by Five Ten and La Sportiva, BlueWater Ropes, Petzl and Black Diamond Equipment, Chums etc.  We hope to see you!
Seated Bridge

A Walk on Mars

Monday, August 3, 2015

Girl Scouts

Last week we had the pleasure of spending a couple of days with a group of Girl Scouts from Phoenix, AZ.  Rick, Craig and Ian had a great time with these ladies in the slot canyons.  The girls learned seated bridges, foot bridges, body bridges and smearing techniques, along with teamwork and trust exercises.    

All smiles ladies!

Rick and Craig demonstrate rappelling safety and bottom belays.  SAFETY FIRST!