Side Slot 3
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Descent
Side Slot 6
Side Slot 5
Exit
Approach
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Side Slot 2
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Side Scrambles
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Canyon Start
R1 15 (Rap 1 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from a cairn anchor about 15 feet back and drops about 60 feet.)
R2 35 (Rap 2 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from a pinch point between large rocks in the wash and drops about 35 feet.)
R3 150 (Rap 3 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from large rock embedded int eh wash and uses about 150 feet of rope travel as it drops over two stages of 65 and 35 feet with a horizontal section between.)
R4 115 (Rap 4 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from large rocks laying in the wash and drops over two stages of about 40 feet each using 115 feet of rope travel.)
R5 30 (Rap 5 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from large rocks in the wash about 15 feet back from the drop and drops about 30 feet.)
R6 50 (Rap 6 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from rock debris about 15 feet back from the drop and drops about 50 feet in gray rock.)
R7 140 (Rap 7 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from a cairn anchor about 25 feet back and drops about 140 feet down a mostly vertical wall and will use about 165 feet of rope travel back to the anchor. Great big wide open views from teh top of rap 7.)
R8 95 (Rap 8 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from cairn anchor in the water course and drops about 95 feet over a series of 4 short drops in a rough semi narrow slot.)
R9 30 (Rap 9 - Sidewinder Canyon. Anchored from a pinch point between a choke stone and the canyon wall and drops about 30 feet in a narrow slot. Rap 9 can be down climbed by those comfortable with chimney style down climbs.)
Conglomerate Layer (Starting into a narrows that is carved out of a conglomerate layer.)
Side Slot (Side slot to hike up and check out in the conglomerate layer. Worth the side trip if you have time.)
Side Slot2 (The narrow conglomerate section opens up to a very wide wash with conglomerate walls. Also there is another side slot carved into the left (south) side just down canyon of here.)
Canyon Ends (Bottom exit of Sidewinder. This is where the canyon dumps out onto it's alluvial fan. The last part of technical difficulty is about 1.8 miles up canyon of here.)
Parking (Park here to start and finish the Sidewinder Canyon route. This is at the southern end of a dirt strip parking area.)