Canyoneering Route Description

Dos Bolsas Cojones Canyon - 4A(B) II R
Ticaboo Mesa, Utah.

Quick Facts

05-28-16, 4 people, 1 Day (Travel time in route 5.5 hours) Pictures Icon  First probe into canyon trailing rope from head of canyon.
05-29-16, 3 people, 1 Day (Travel time in route 5.5 hours) Pictures Icon  Exit at end of canyon as per route description.

Time Required - 4 to 6 hours
Distance - 1.9 miles Total, 0.2 miles Technical
Rappels - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 30 feet.  Bring Ropes up to 75 feet to allow for anchor placement.
Elevation Range - 4855 - 4000 Feet
Shuttle Required - No Vehicle - High Clearance, 4WD if bad road conditions Permit Required - No

Gear Used for Canyon

Rappelling and anchor gear, Ropes and or pull cords for rappels up to 75 feet and 30 feet of 1 inch webbing for sling placement (longest drop is shorter but you may need this much rope travel on one of the rappels).  Sandtrap or pothsots for anchoring with sand. Wetsuits not needed (see notes in genearal comments section).

Additional gear needed to set an exit rope to ascend out of the canyon.  10 feet webbing, 50 foot rope and ascenders.  Most people will be able to handline out of the canyon and not need ascenders but at least one set should be on hand in case they are needed.

General Comments

At about 1000 feet long, Dos Bolsas Cojones Canyon provides a good half day adventure with some stemming, partner assist downclimbing and sandtrap anchor practice. For being a short slot next to some other more meaty options, Dos Bolsas Cojones is surprisingly fun, scenic and challenging.

When rim walking the canyon on exit or when setting the exit rope, you will have good views over to the final drop of Montezuma Canyon.  If you happen to be there when others are on the final rappel of Montezuma Canyon, the people help put perspective on just how massive that ending is.  With no people on it for reference it just looks like a big cliff.

Warning: (Set an exit rope first)
DO NOT drop into Dos Bolsas Cojones Canyon until you have went down to the exit and set an exit rope that will allow you to ascend out of the canyon when you get to the end where there is a huge drop off.  Dos Bolsas Cojones is descended down to the top of the big drop then you ascend out an exit rope you set BEFORE going to the top to enter the canyon. The rope travel needed is about 50 feet from a cairn anchor in a crack.

Build the exit anchor and set your exit rope before descending the canyon. Dismantle the anchor when you leave so the place is kept clear of webbing and other anchor trash for those who happen to hike around out here.

Be VERY careful of which rock you choose for the base anchor of your exit rope. There are a lot of rocks around but most are breakable. There are a few good solid rocks around if you take your time to figure out which ones they are.

Warning:  (short section of high stemming and loose rock)
Dos Bolsas Cojones Canyon is rated R for a couple short spots of stemming with fall potential of about 25 feet. There are places where you will be stemming over 40 feet up off the deck but the crack below will be so skinny you can not fall more than 5 feet. The actual depth of the skinny cracks is not known since the crack is only inches wide and all you see is darkness down in the crack below.

Super loose rock in the upper section of canyon with large flakes that are ready to break off. We had a lot break and fall when we were first looking the place over. As more people descend the canyon the loose stuff will slowly fall away so there will be fewer surprises.  Be careful.

A couple spots have the potential to hold water deep enough to make a mandatory swim but they are very short swims with easy exits. Both possible swims are in a semi-open and south-facing. It appears the canyon would only hold water after recent rains and would evaporate off rather fast. Wet suits are not needed but if you visit when it is cold out, be prepared for a surprise short cold swim.

Dos Bolsas Cojones Canyon got its name from the joking banter while doing the first probe down the canyon. The canyon is short and we decided it a good idea to bring in a lot of rope, rig it at the head then string the rope through the canyon to use as a safety line / umbilical cord then use our new umbilical cord to re-ascend the canyon. With a bit too much excitement we stemmed down canyon forgetting ropes and finding a the first drop a few hundred feet later. I stemmed back up canyon to the head where we tied to my waist the end of a 300 foot rope, to trail with me, along with two rope bags containing a 300 foot and 200 foot rope. Later the name Dos Bolsas Cojones was born from the visual of stemming down canyon with two large rope bags dangling between my legs.

Driving Directions

To get to the Trailhead

Note:
There are a lot of roads in the Ticaboo Mesa area.  It is difficult to make driving directions simple so a good look at a map is recommended before driving out there the first time.

The parking spot for Dos Bolsas Cojones is the same as the Hard Day Harvey parking and is about 10.1 miles from the highway on dirt roads.

The junction of highways 95 and 276 is about 26 miles south on highway 95 from Hanksville Utah. 

From the junction of highways 95 and 276, drive south on highway 276 for 25.6 miles to the turn off for a dirt road on the left (east) side of the road (extTicaboo1).  This exit is between mile markers 25 and 26.  Turn left (east) onto the dirt road and drive east.

About 1.5 miles down the dirt road is a junction (TicabooDP-01) to a side road on the right going south.  Continue past the junction driving east on the dirt road.

About 2 miles farther will be another road junction (TicabooDP-02) for a faint side road on the right going south.  Continue past the junction driving east on the dirt road.

About 0.3 miles farther is a road junction (TicabooDP-03) to a side road on the left.  Continue past the side road. 

Just after this side road is a fork in the road.  The forks rejoin after a few hundred feet so you can use which ever you like.  Going right on the drive in seems to be the smoothest road.

 The major drainage the road crosses just after the fork is part of the upper portion of Smith Fork.

About 1.7 miles farther will be a junction (TicabooDP-04) to a side road on the right running south.  This road junction is close to Wild Horse Spring.  Continue past this junction and drive north east.

About 0.3 miles farther is a junction (TicabooDP-05) for a side road on the left going north.  Continue past this junction driving north east.

About 0.5 miles farther is a junction (TicabooDP-06) for a side road on the left going north.  Continue past the junction driving north east.

About 0.9 miles farther is a junction (TicabooDP-07) for a side road on the right going southwest.  Turn right and follow this side road toward Seven Mile Creek area.

About 700 feet farther is a fork in the road (extWarmSpring).  At this fork stay left to continue toward the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek.

About 0.4 miles farther is another fork in the road (ext7MileCkEB).  Veer right (more south) to continue toward the East Branch of 7 Mile Creek.

About 1.0 mile farther is a junction (7MileCkEBDP-01) where a side road joins in from the left.  Continue straight (south) past the side road.

About 0.5 miles farther is a jog in the road (7MileCkEBDP-02) near an old stock pond.  Turning left leads to a berm with a survey marker by a stock pond.  Veer right to continue south.

About 1.1 miles farther will be a wide pull out on the left side of the road (pkHardDayHarvy).  Park here for the start of the Hard Day Harvey route.  This parking spot is about 350 feet after the road turns left (east) around a corner.

To leave the Exit Vehicle / Escape Pod

No exit vehicle is needed.  This is done as an out and back route.

Maps - - - - GPS coordinate information listed at the bottom of this route description.

For information about my waypoint naming convention and map symbols, refer to the Glossary page.

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Details

The Approach:
From the parking area (pkHardDayHarvy) walk east along the road for about 150 feet then veer right and leave the road walking across the desert heading south east.

About 650 feet from the road walk around the head (wHardDayRP-01) of a side drainage that runs southwest down into the Hard Day Harvey drainage.  After getting around the head of the side drainage veer right and walk south west across the desert.

About 0.2 miles farther will be where you drop down (wHardDayRP-02) to the bench below.

About 200 feet farther you will drop down (wHardDayRP-03) to the next lower bench.  Continue southwest.

About 350 feet farther the route starts out onto (wHardDayRP-04) an obvious ridge that continues south west.  Continue south west along this ridge and enjoy the good views over part of Lake Powel to the left (south).

About 0.3 miles farther is where the point ends and drops down onto slick rock (wHardDayRP-05).

About 150 feet after starting down the slick rock from the point of the ridge is a large drop off.  Look for a steep slide / down climb on the right (west).  The last 15 feet of the down climb (wHardDayRP-06) is a steep slide where some may want assistance.

From the bottom of the down climb, walk about 90 feet south around to the base of the slick rock point (jHardDayExtApr).  Make note of this spot and what it looks like.  You will be coming back to this spot on your exit as you reverse the approach route.

To continue down to the head of Dos Bolsas Cojones, look south down the rolling slickrock toward Lake Powell.   You will be able to see a prominent vertical wall about 0.5 miles south.  That vertical wall has a slot running down along it.  You will also be able to see another slot about 0.3 miles away.  Dos Bolsas Cojones is hidden from view just past the closer of the two slots.

Example Pic. When looking down from the rim on the approach, Dos Bolsas Cojones is hidden from view between two slots that can be seen.

Once down on rolling slickrock, route find south about 450 feet to where you can cross over the top end of a vertical wall (DosBolsas01) leading down to the first slot you could see from the rim. 

After crossing over the the top of this vertical wall, route find south down slickrock about 400 feet to where you will have a good view (DosBolsas02) over the area and see the 3 slots running down toward the lake.  Continue south about 500 feet down to the middle slot which is Dos Bolsas Cojones.

Example Pic. For visual reference you should see the slot to the left (east) which is the one you just crossed over on the way here. You should also see a tall vertical wall to the right (west) about 1500 feet away with another slot running down along the base of the wall. The middle slot directly down the slickrock to the south is Dos Bolsas Cojones.

When you get to where the deep slot for Dos Bolsas Cojones starts (yDosBolsasTp) you will need to go set an exit rope to get out of the lower end of the canyon BEFORE you enter Dos Bolsas Cojones.

Set the Exit Rope BEFORE you drop down the canyon:
From the head of Dos Bolsas Cojones (yDosBolsasTp), Walk along the LDC (east) rim of the canyon route finding your way southeast toward Lake Powell.  About 800 feet down the slickrock will be a section too steep to walk down.  When you get there walk left (east) a few feet to find a wide ramp leading a few feet down to the top of a crack / cross joint (DosBolsas08).  Galumph about 10 feet down this crack to get to more easy walking down steep slickrock.

About 250 feet farther the slickrock levels off to a large landing with a lot of rock debris (DosBolsas07).  Look to the right to find another crack / cross joint running down to the flat area here. At the bottom of the cross joint the crack is only about 12 inches deep then opens up and turns to a pour off like area down into the side of the canyon. Set the anchor rock for your exit rope down in the crack, pile rocks on top of it and run the rope over to the edge and down into the canyon via the shallow pour off. This offers the best spot to anchor and exit the canyon.

You will use about 50 feet of rope travel from anchor to floor.  Some of the rocks are fragile so be careful and choose a solid rock as your base rock for your anchor.

Build the exit anchor and set your exit rope before descending the canyon. Dismantle the anchor when you leave so the place is kept clear of webbing and other anchor trash for those who happen to hike around out here.

After setting your exit rope, return up the slickrock back to the head of the canyon.

Example Pic. As you get down to the bottom of the steep slickrock, set the exit anchor in a crack and run the rope down a wide shallow pour off to the canyon floor.

The Canyoneering / Technical Section:
From the head of Dos Bolsas Cojones (yDosBolsasTp) after setting your exit rope, start down the slot.

About 40 feet after the slot starts, is an easy stem downclimb of about 10 feet where you walk under some rock and are in a deep narrow slot.

Stem down canyon about 25 feet off the deck as the floor quickly drops out from under you. After about 60 feet of stemming you are still up off the deck a significant distance but your line of travel is only 5 or 10 feet above where the walls are too narrow for you to fit.

Continue stemming down canyon about 175 feet gradually working your way upward to the top of the constriction that prevents you from staying low. The combination if multiple features on near vertical walls makes movement moderately difficult. Since the walls are too narrow for you to fall a significant distance, it is easy to lose awareness that you are over 40 feet up at times. When one of the many loose chunks of canyon walls fall off as you touch it, you are reminded of the actual depth of the sliver like crack below.  Be very careful since there is a lot of loose rock on the walls in this upper section.

From the top of the first constriction (DosBolsas03) it is a sloped stem at about 45 degrees down toward rap 1 about 90 feet down canyon.

Rap 1 (dDosBolsasR1) is anchored from a knot chalk using a choke stone about 20 feet back from the drop and drops about 30 feet with the last half being free hanging. Be careful to extend the webbing all the way over the lip and pull the rope from farther down canyon to avoid sticking the rope in a rope eating crack part way down the rap.

At the bottom of rap 1 is a chamber to walk the sandy floor over to a shorter section of easier stemming for about 50 feet down canyon up to the top of a second constriction. Stemming to the second constriction is easier since it shorter distance, not as high, has better quality rock and has more features on the wall.

From the top of the second constriction (DosBolsas04) stem downclimb about 20 feet down a skinny crack a little more than a foot wide to 2 narrow pools to easily galumph over. The pools are very nasty water and appear to have an oil slick on them from lots of bird poop.

Rap 2 (dDosBolsasR2) about 130 feet down canyon is anchored from a sandtrap about 40 feet back and drops about 30 feet down a narrow vertical slot. Rap 2 only drops about 30 feet but 75 feet of rope may be used depending on sandtrap placement. It may be a good idea to stem up about 8 feet when pulling the rope to get a better angle and avoid rope grooves and make the pull smoother.

Rap 2 may possibly be downclimbed but would be a little sketchy getting into and down the first 10 feet due to carnivorous rock and wide flaring walls. The later part of rap 2 would be an easy stem down in a narrow slot with parallel semi smooth walls.

About 130 feet down canyon is the top of a section with shallow potholes (DosBolsas05). To start into this section carefully traverse over to the RDC side then crab walk / scramble down steep slickrock into a trough like area. A meat anchor for all but the last man is a good idea here.

Just after getting into the trough area is a drop of about 12 feet that works well as a combination partner assist / pack drag where taller people will be best used. This is a reachy partner assist but goes easier than it looks using the pack drag in combination. At the bottom of this drop is a pothole that could be a swimmer for a few feet if full but looks like it will usually be less than waist deep.  Just after is one more drop of abut 10 feet where spreading wide works well and a partner assist may be useful.

Rap 3 (dDosBolsasR3) is anchored from a sandtrap set about 20 feet back and drops about 30 feet to a huge pothole. Most of the rap is slightly sloped with the last 8 feet overhung. The huge pothole below has water line indicating this may at times be a full swim when full with an easy walk out. There are many rocks down canyon of here which could be farmed up to create a cairn anchor if desired.

After rap 3 galumph down canyon about 120 feet to the exit point where you will find your rope hanging from the rim (assuming you remembered to set it prior to entering the canyon).

From where you exit the canyon from the exit rope (DosBolsas06-EE) ascenders can be used if desired / needed. Only the first 4 feet of the wall is vertical before it starts to roll to less than vertical. most people will be able to hand line out of the canyon here.

If you want to go check out the big drop at the end of the canyon galumph down canyon about 150 feet to look over the big drop.  A large rock horn could potentially be used as an anchor here to do the big drop down to almost lake level but has not been confirmed.

The Exit:
After hand lining / ascending up out of Dos Bolsas Cojones (DosBolsas06-EE), dismantle the exit anchor and route find your way back to the canyon head.  Next reverse the approach route to exit back to the trailhead / parking.

GPS Waypoint Information

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Elevations are approximate.  Waypoints with no elevation data will display NaN in place of the elevation.

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Notes for GPS information:
BEFORE
entering coordinates from this website, please ensure your system (GPS or mapping software) is set to the same datum used here.  Waypoint coordinates are listed with WGS84 datum and in Lat/Lon hddd.ddddd° format.  Entering coordinate information with inconsistent datum's can result in the waypoints being off by hundreds of feet.  It is important to keep this in mind when entering waypoints from any source.

Dos Bolsas Cojones (1) - Drive in to Trailhead
  1. extTicaboo1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.69720   W -110.67138        Elev: 4,520 Feet
    Exit off of highway 276 to get to the Ticaboo Mesa area. Turn east and leave the highway on a dirt road. Near Mile post 25.
  2. TicabooDP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68607   W -110.65188        Elev: NaN Feet
    Continue straight for the main area of Ticaboo Mesa. Or Turn right (south) here for an alternate route over toward the Smith Fork Canyons.
  3. TicabooDP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.67981   W -110.62886        Elev: NaN Feet
    Road junction with faint road running to the south. Continue straight (east). Road to the south is about 1.25 miles long and goes down toward Cane Spring Well.
  4. TicabooDP-03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68038   W -110.62628        Elev: 4,565 Feet
    Exit to a spot to camp if the roads ahead are too rough.
  5. TicabooDP-04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.67963   W -110.60429        Elev: NaN Feet
    Junction for a road going south. Continue straiaght (north east) to continue toward Ticaboo Measa. This road junction is near Wild Horse Springs.
  6. TicabooDP-05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68389   W -110.60153        Elev: NaN Feet
    Junction for a side road on the left going north. Continue north east toward Ticaboo Mesa. The road going north is BLM Road 13440 aobut 0.4 miles long and goes over toward Colt Spring.
  7. TicabooDP-06          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68667   W -110.59547        Elev: NaN Feet
    Junction for a side road going north. The Road north is BLM Road 13540 and goes out toward Upper South Fork Ticaboo.
  8. TicabooDP-07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.69529   W -110.58385        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn off for a side road on the right. Turn right onto the side road and drive southwest.
  9. extWarmSpring          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.69362   W -110.58484        Elev: NaN Feet
    Stay right to go toward the main drainage of Seven Mile Creek and Warm Springs Canyon. Or Stay left to go toward the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek and Ticaboo Mesa.
  10. ext7MileCkEB          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.69147   W -110.58014        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn right (more south) to continue toward the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek. Or veer left to continue toward Ticaboo Mesa.
  11. 7MileCkEBDP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.68044   W -110.56997        Elev: NaN Feet
    Continuestraight (south) past a side road joining from the left. This road is not shown on all maps.
  12. 7MileCkEBDP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.67443   W -110.56735        Elev: NaN Feet
    Jog in the road near a stock pond. Veer right and continue south. Turning left leads to a berm with a survey marker on it.
  13. pkHardDayHarvy          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66329   W -110.55625        Elev: 4,855 Feet
    Park here for Hard Day Harvey. Hard Day Harvey is the East Fork of the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek.
Dos Bolsas Cojones (2) - Approach and set exit rope
  1. pkHardDayHarvy          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66329   W -110.55625        Elev: 4,855 Feet
    Park here for Hard Day Harvey. Hard Day Harvey is the East Fork of the East Branch of Seven Mile Creek.
  2. wHardDayRP-01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.66166   W -110.55490        Elev: 0 Feet
    Walk around the head of a side drainage.
  3. wHardDayRP-02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65954   W -110.55701        Elev: 4,840 Feet
    Drop down to the bench below.
  4. wHardDayRP-03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65910   W -110.55724        Elev: 4,742 Feet
    Drop down to a lower bench again.
  5. wHardDayRP-04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65815   W -110.55764        Elev: 4,770 Feet
    Startinjg out onto an obvious ridge running south west. From here you start to get great views over parts of Lake Powel to the south.
  6. wHardDayRP-05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65558   W -110.56049        Elev: 4,710 Feet
    End of the point where the route drops down onto slick rock.
  7. wHardDayRP-06          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65555   W -110.56104        Elev: 4,660 Feet
    Bottom of a down climb on the approach route or up climb on the exit.
  8. jHardDayExtApr          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65533   W -110.56115        Elev: NaN Feet
    The base of a slick rock point. The Approach and Exit routes for Hard Day Harvey join.
  9. DosBolsas01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65376   W -110.56123        Elev: NaN Feet
    Crossing over the top end of a vertical wall leading down to a drainage / slot to the south on the way over to Dos Bolsas Cojones. Route find south down slickrock about 400 feet to where you will have a good view over the area and see the 3 slots running down toward the lake.
  10. DosBolsas02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65269   W -110.56103        Elev: NaN Feet
    This is a semi arbitrary spot marked where you can now see 3 slots running down toward Lake Powel. Continue south down to the middle slot which is Dos Bolsas Cojones. For visual reference you should see the slot to the left (east) which is the one you just crossed over on the way here. You should also see a tall vertical wall to the right (west) about 1500 feet away with another slot running down along the base of the wall. The middle slot directly down the slickrock to the south is Dos Bolsas Cojones.
  11. yDosBolsasTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65155   W -110.56019        Elev: 4,420 Feet
    Top of Dos Bolsos Cojones Canyon. About 40 feet after the slot starts, is an easy stem downclimb of about 10 feet where you walk under some rock and are in a deep narrow slot. Stem down canyon about 25 feet off the deck as the floor quickly drops out from under you. After about 60 feet of stemming you are still up off the deck a significant distance but your line of travel is only 5 or 10 feet above where the walls are too narrow for you to fit. Continue stemming down canyon about 175 feet gradually working your way upward to the top of the constriction that prevents you from staying low. The combination if multiple features on near vertical walls makes movement moderately difficult. Since the walls are too narrow for you to fall a significant distance, it is easy to lose awareness that you are over 40 feet up at times. When one of the many loose chunks of canyon walls fall off as you touch it, you are reminded of the actual depth of the sliver like crack below.
  12. DosBolsas08          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65012   W -110.55816        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of a crack to downclimb along on the way down and up where there are great views over to the final rap of Montezuma. You will need to stem / galumph this crack for about 10 feet. On the way down to set the esit rope continue down about 250 feet to where the slickrock levels off and you are in a semi level area with a lot of red and whte rocks all over.
  13. DosBolsas07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.64960   W -110.55774        Elev: NaN Feet
    Look for a crack / cross joint running down to the flat area here. At the bottom of the cross joint the crack is only about 12 inches deep then opens up and turns to a pour off like area down into the side of the canyon. Set the anchor rock for your exit rope down in the crack, pile rocks on top of it and run the rope over to the edge and down into the canyon via the shallow pour off. This offers the best spot to anchor and exit the canyon. You will use about 50 feet of rope travel from anchor to floor.
Dos Bolsas Cojones (3) - Canyon
  1. yDosBolsasTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65155   W -110.56019        Elev: 4,420 Feet
    Top of Dos Bolsos Cojones Canyon. About 40 feet after the slot starts, is an easy stem downclimb of about 10 feet where you walk under some rock and are in a deep narrow slot. Stem down canyon about 25 feet off the deck as the floor quickly drops out from under you. After about 60 feet of stemming you are still up off the deck a significant distance but your line of travel is only 5 or 10 feet above where the walls are too narrow for you to fit. Continue stemming down canyon about 175 feet gradually working your way upward to the top of the constriction that prevents you from staying low. The combination if multiple features on near vertical walls makes movement moderately difficult. Since the walls are too narrow for you to fall a significant distance, it is easy to lose awareness that you are over 40 feet up at times. When one of the many loose chunks of canyon walls fall off as you touch it, you are reminded of the actual depth of the sliver like crack below.
  2. DosBolsas03          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65114   W -110.55981        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of the first constriction. From here it is a sloped stem at about 45 degrees down toward rap 1 about 90 feet down canyon.
  3. dDosBolsasR1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65095   W -110.55962        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 1 - Dos Bolsos Cojones. Anchored from a knot chalk using a choke stone about 20 feet back from the drop and drops about 30 feet with the last half being free hanging. Be careful to extend the webbing all the way over the lip and pull the rope from farther down canyon to avoid sticking the rope in a rope eating crack part way down the rap. At the bottom of rap 1 is a chamber to walk the sandy floor over to a shorter section of easier stemming for about 50 feet down canyon up to the top of a second constriction. Stemming to the second constriction is easier since it shorter distance, not as high, has better quality rock and has more features on the wall.
  4. DosBolsas04          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65054   W -110.55917        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of the second constriction to stem to the top of. From here stem downclimb about 20 feet down a skinny crack a little more than a foot wide to 2 narrow pools to easily galumph over. The pools are very nasty water and appear to have an oil slick on them from lots of bird poop.
  5. dDosBolsasR2          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65027   W -110.55887        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 2- Dos Bolsas Cojones. Anchored from a sandtrap about 40 feet back and drops about 30 feet down a narrow vertical slot. Rap 2 only drops about 30 feet but 75 feet of rope may be used depending on sandtrap placement. It may be a good idea to stem up about 8 feet when pulling the rope to get a better angle and avoid rope grooves and make the pull smoother. Rap 2 may possibly be downclimbed but would be a little sketchy getting into and down the first 10 feet due to carnivorous rock and wide flaring walls. The later part of rap 2 would be an easy stem down in a narrow slot with parallel semi smooth walls.
  6. DosBolsas05          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.65003   W -110.55852        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of a section with shallow potholes. To start into this section carefully traverse over to the RDC side then crab walk / scramble down the steep slickrock into a trough like area. A meat anchor for all but the last man is a good idea here. Just after getting into the trough area is a drop of about 12 feet that works well as a combination partner assist / pack drag where taller people will be best used. This is a reachy partner assist but goes easier than it looks using the pack drag in combination. At the bottom of this drop is a pothole that could be a swimmer for a few feet if full but looks like it will usually be less than waist deep. Just after is one more drop of abut 10 feet where spreading wide works well and a partner assist may be useful.
  7. dDosBolsasR3          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.64983   W -110.55830        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 3 - Dos Bolsas Cojones. Anchored from a sandtrap set about 20 feet back and drops about 30 feet to a huge pothole. Most of the rap is slightly sloped with the last 8 feet overhung. The huge pothole below has water line indicating this may at times be a full swim when full with an easy walk out. There are many rocks down canyon of here which could be farmed up to create a cairn anchor if desired. After rap 3 galumph down canyon about 120 feet to the exit point where you will find your rope hanging from the rim (assuming you remembered to set it prior to entering the canyon).
  8. DosBolsas06-EE          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.64954   W -110.55785        Elev: NaN Feet
    This is where you exit up the escape rope set from the rim prior to descnding the canyon. Ascenders can be used here if desired / needed. Only the first 4 feet of the wall is vertical before it starts to roll to less than vertical. Most people will be able to hand line out of the canyon here. If you want to go check out the big drop at the end of the canyon galumph down canyon about 150 feet.
  9. yDosBolsasBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.64920   W -110.55752        Elev: 4,000 Feet
    Bottom of Dos Bolsas Cojones Canyon. This is where there is a huge drop down to almost lake level. A large rock horn could potentially be used as an anchor here but has not been confirmed.
  10. DosBolsas07          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.64960   W -110.55774        Elev: NaN Feet
    Look for a crack / cross joint running down to the flat area here. At the bottom of the cross joint the crack is only about 12 inches deep then opens up and turns to a pour off like area down into the side of the canyon. Set the anchor rock for your exit rope down in the crack, pile rocks on top of it and run the rope over to the edge and down into the canyon via the shallow pour off. This offers the best spot to anchor and exit the canyon. You will use about 50 feet of rope travel from anchor to floor.