ALT Approach
07 Exit 2.2mi
07 Approach 2.8 mi 1197'
07 Humperdinck 0.9mi
ALT Exit
07 Top (Top of Humperdinck Canyon. At this point the dranage is a wide wash with little to nothing of interest above here. To drop down Humerdinck Canyon travel north down the wash. If you are continuing to Buttercup of Inconceivable Canyons cross the wash and start up the steep slope to the west. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 dc1 (Huge boulders to downclimb over or by on the RDC side. Followed by a couple more downclimbs of 6 to 8 feet each. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 r1 (Rap 1 - Humperdinck Canyon. Can be anchored from either a rock pile on the LDC side or from two small arches in the wall on the RDC side about head high. Rap 1 drops about 30 feet down a mostly vertical chute. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 r2 (Rap 2 - Humperdinck Canyon. Anchored from a pinch point in some choke stones near the top of the drop and drops about 25 feet down an almost vertical polished chute to a pothole that would be about 3 feet deep if full. The rocks at the top of the drop where the anchor is set also form a false floor so be careful about what you step on. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 r3 (Rap 3 - Humperdinck Canyon. Anchored from a cairn anchor and uses about 40 feet of rope travel. The first 10 to 15 feet can be downclimbed while the last 25 feet will be a rappel. There are pinch points that will grab your rope when pulled so be careful of rope placement. Optionally rap 3 can be bypassed with a downclimb on the RDC side of the large boulder. The downclimb is a little sketchy feeling and not recommended for everyone. But if you enjoy squeezing down a tight downclimb that bells out near the bottom you may enjoy the bypass. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 r4 (Rap 4 - Humperdinck Canyon. Is shortly after rap 3 out on a big rock patio like area; is anchored using a rock protruding up from the ground LDC side and drops about 35 feet between a large boulder and the LDC wall. The rock protruding from the ground works well to just pull the rope around the rock so no webbing is needed if you choose this option. Optionally rap 4 can also be bypassed with a downclimb on the RDC side of the large boulder. The downclimb is a little sketchy feeling and not recommended for everyone. The bottom of the bypass downclimb bells out significantly and my be difficult for some downclimbers. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 r5 (Rap 5 - Humperdinck Canyon. Is about 50 feet down canyon of rap 4; and drops about 12 feet into a slot. The easiest plan for rap 5 is to send a person down on a meat anchor; wrap the rope around the boulder at the top; then have the person at the bottom be a counter weight for others to rappel on. The rope pulls easily around the rock so no webbing is needed at this drop either. A tall person with long reach can stem down rap 5 but most people will not be able to do this. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 r6 (Rap 6 - Humperdinck Canyon. Is shortly down canyon of rap 5; is anchored from a pinch point between a rock in the wash and the RDC canyon wall about 8 feet back from the drop and drops about 30 feet down a mostly vertical chute to a large pothole. The pothole at the bottom of rap 6 has a very defined water line showing it can hold water and would be a swimmer for about 25 feet if full. The chances of seeing this thing full are rare but if it has water you can not avoid it. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 dc2 (A drop of about 50 feet that is bypassed on the RDC (east) side of the canyon. Scramble down a chute like area then climb up and over on the RDC side to get to ramp to scramble back down to the canyon floor. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 r7 (Rap 7 - Humperdinck Canyon. Is anchored LDC from a pinch point between two boulders and drops about 20 feet on the LDC side between a large boulder and the canyon wall. Just after rap 7 is a drop that drops a total of about 50 feet but is an easy sloped downclimb over multiple mini stages. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 dc3 (The final dropping section of the canyon has 4 fluted downclimbs that can be downclimbed by a combination of sliding and stemming movements to get to a steeply sloped rock face down to the end of Humperdinck down into the Buttercup Canyon drainage. When you get to the top of the final slope of rock; traverse down and to the right (east) then scramble your way down a crack to the wash below. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 Bottom (Bottom of Humperdinck Canyon where it drops into the side of Buttercup Canyon. This also below the end of the technical portion of Buttercup Canyon. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 Confluence (Confluence of the Buttercup and Inconceivable Draianges. This is in a deep slot carved through conglomerate rock. (Data by bluugnome.com))
07 Exit (This is where the conglomerate slot is now very wide and comming to and end the side walls are about 10 feet high on both sides. (Data by bluugnome.com))
R1 30' & 15' (2 stage)
R2 25'
R3 30'
R4 30'
R5 20'
R6 30' Pothoe Stem Walk
R7 20'