Deimos Descent
Deimos Approach
Deimos Exit
Deimos Sneak
Deimos 2017
Rabbit Hole (Drop of about 20 feet that can be down climbed through a rabbit hole at the top of the drop. This is the third rabbit hole to down climb in the lower section of the canyon. The last 8 feet of this down climb is challenging my require assistnace.)
R16 25 (Rap 16 - Deimos Canyon. Anchored froma huge flat rock leaning on the LDC wall of the canyon and drops about 25 feet.)
R17 35 (Rap 17 - Deimos Canyon. Anchored from a pinch point between a large boulder and a rock embedded in the wash. a large rock embedded in the wash at the top of the rap. Rap 17 drops about 35 feet.)
R11 25 (Rap 11 - Deimos Canyon. Anchored from a cairn anchor and drops about 25 feet.)
dC RDC (Drop of about 12 feet. Looks like it needs to be rapped on the LDC side but can be down climed on the RDC side. Alternately this drop can be bypassed by climbing around high on the LDC side.)
dC or up LDC (Series of about 4 pour offs that can be down climbed with the first couple being challenging. Or you can bypass these pour off drops by traversing up and over on the rim LDC.)
R12 125' (Raps 12 thru 14 - Deimos Canyon. Rap 12 ancored from a cairn anchor and drops a total of about 125 feet down a vertical wall with a couple ledges along the way. There is about 40 feet of free hang on the longest part of the drop. Rap 13 is about 50 feet down canyon of rap 12 and is anchored from a large rock embedded in the wash and drops about 50 feet. Rap 14 is at the bottom of rap 13, is anchored from rocks embeded in the dirt about 15 feet back from the drop and drops about 35 feet. Raps 13 and 14 can be combined into one rap but pay attention to rope routing to minimize rope pull issues.)
R15 (Rap 15 - Deimos Canyon. Rap 15 drops about 30 and can be down climbed by squeezing through a rabbit hole then down climbing under some boulders.)
R4 25 (Raps 4 and 5 - Deimos Canyon. Rap 4 anchored from a boulder embedded in the wash and drops about 25 feet. Rap 5 is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 4. Rap 5 is anchored from rock sticking up out of the wash on the RDC side and drops about 90 feet. Rap 5 is scenic as you drop down a vertical wall in what feels like a cathedral area.)
R6 35 (Rap 6 - Deimos Canyon. Anchored from a cairn anchor and drops about 35 feet down a slightly sloped wall.)
R7 50 (Rap 7 - Deimos Canyon. Anchored from a pinch point between boulders and drops about 50 feet down a vertical wall. The start of rap 7 begins by squeezing through a rabbit hole under a boulder to get to teh drop.)
R8 (Rap 8 - Deimos Canyon. Anchored from a choke stone and drops aver two stages of about 30 feet and 15 feet respectively.)
R9-10 (Raps 9 and 10 - Deimos Canyon. Rap 9 anchored LDC from pinch point between rock embedded in wash and the canyon wall. Rap 9 drops about 8 feet but is not down climbable due to severe overhang. Rap 10 is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 9. Rap 10 is anchored from a rock horn about 20 feet back and drops about 50 feet down a vertical wall.)
left (Saddle to cross over along the ridge. Crossing over this saddle looks like you will need to climb over some difficult loose stuff to get back up on the ridge on the other side. Route find a way to scramble around to the left (north) for an easy way up.)
traverse right (A drop of about 12 feet down to a driange that cuts across the ridge. Down climbing this drop is not recommended as it is unsafe. Back up about 150 feet and traverse low on the right (south) side then scramble back up the drainage to the ridge. This is also where you start to leave the ridge and work your way over to the head of Deimos.)
R1 60 (Rap 1 - Deimos Canyon. Anchored from a conglomerate boulder about 30 feet back and drops about 35 feet.)
R2 25 (Rap 2 - Deimos Canyon. Anchored a carin anchor and drops about 25 feet.)
R3 95 (Rap 3 - Deimos Canyon. Starts from underneath a huge boulder, drops about 95 feet down a vertical wall with some free hang part way down. Rap 3 is anchored by a choke stone mixed in the rubble under the boulder.)
RP-02 (Ramps and drainages become less exaggerated and travel over to the ridge can be accomplished with more of a straight line.)
RP-03 (On the crest of the ridge running along the south side of Deimos Canyon. Terrain is rugged and convoluted so you will not have a good view down into Deimos.)
RP-04 (Short section that is almost level before climbing again. From here you can see a peak along the ridge you will be climbing over.)
left (Traversing slightly left (north) of a peak along the ridge. This is first of three small peaks at roughly the same elevation. this peak is labeled on some maps as 1744. An upclimb will be needed to cross over the saddle about 300 feet farther along the route.)
2nd peak (On the second portion of the peak after crossing the saddle with the short up climb.)
3rd peak (A third peak to walk over. This third peak is reddish in color and has a small cairn constructed on it.)
Canyon Start
Canyon End
Parking
RP-01 (Point to start the climb up from the alluvial fan to climb up toward Deimos Canyon. This is what appears to be the lowest angle of attack to start up the mountain side. This is about 850 feet south of the mouth of Deimos and no obvious landmark exists.)
R13 50 (Raps 12 thru 14 - Deimos Canyon. Rap 12 ancored from a cairn anchor and drops a total of about 125 feet down a vertical wall with a couple ledges along the way. There is about 40 feet of free hang on the longest part of the drop. Rap 13 is about 50 feet down canyon of rap 12 and is anchored from a large rock embedded in the wash and drops about 50 feet. Rap 14 is at the bottom of rap 13, is anchored from rocks embeded in the dirt about 15 feet back from the drop and drops about 35 feet. Raps 13 and 14 can be combined into one rap but pay attention to rope routing to minimize rope pull issues.)
R10 (Raps 9 and 10 - Deimos Canyon. Rap 9 anchored LDC from pinch point between rock embedded in wash and the canyon wall. Rap 9 drops about 8 feet but is not down climbable due to severe overhang. Rap 10 is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 9. Rap 10 is anchored from a rock horn about 20 feet back and drops about 50 feet down a vertical wall.)
R5 90 (Raps 4 and 5 - Deimos Canyon. Rap 4 anchored from a boulder embedded in the wash and drops about 25 feet. Rap 5 is about 40 feet down canyon of rap 4. Rap 5 is anchored from rock sticking up out of the wash on the RDC side and drops about 90 feet. Rap 5 is scenic as you drop down a vertical wall in what feels like a cathedral area.)
R14 40 (Raps 12 thru 14 - Deimos Canyon. Rap 12 ancored from a cairn anchor and drops a total of about 125 feet down a vertical wall with a couple ledges along the way. There is about 40 feet of free hang on the longest part of the drop. Rap 13 is about 50 feet down canyon of rap 12 and is anchored from a large rock embedded in the wash and drops about 50 feet. Rap 14 is at the bottom of rap 13, is anchored from rocks embeded in the dirt about 15 feet back from the drop and drops about 35 feet. Raps 13 and 14 can be combined into one rap but pay attention to rope routing to minimize rope pull issues.)
jDeimosSneak (Short section that is almost level before climbing again. From here you can see a peak up along the ridge you will be climbing over if continuing up on the full approach. Note: If doing the sneak route into Deimos, leave the ridge here route find your way down the slope into the canyon. The route down the slopes here are moderately steep but can easily be traveled down into the canyon floor.)