At the moment, the majority of the content on is canyoneering beta.
The intent is to "eventually" add other useful information that may be helpful
to the canyoneering community.
The beta here is written with the
intent of being "used" by those that wish to go enjoy the canyon as well.
The route descriptions are not just "show and tell" with little to no
information. Route descriptions for the canyoneering routes include GPS Coordinates, Maps, Written Descriptions and
other bits of information. There are also links to pictures for each
canyon which can help get a feel for what the canyon will be like.
The canyoneering route descriptions attempt to appeal to two kinds of people, those that
like a lot of detail and those that do not. The quick facts at the top
of each description will give basic information for those only looking for
that. Reading further will provide the details others like to have
In another way the route descriptions attempt to relate to two kinds of
people, those with GPS and those without. GPS is
very helpful and sometimes almost needed. But the route descriptions are
also intended to be used by those without GPS by providing step by step
directions to, through and from the canyon.
I live in Las Vegas and life has me tied to this specific geographic location for now. This limits
the area of canyoneering routes covered. Canyons in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah are
primarily what are covered here. Some of the main areas
covered are Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Zion National Park,
Death Valley National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and North Wash (including
Cedar Mesa, Poison Springs, Robbers Roost). There will also be canyons in
other areas like Coconino National Forest -
Arizona, Escalante National Monument - Utah, Mount Charleston - Nevada and Grand Canyon National Park -
Arizona and Utah.
Looking for pictures in the canyons?
On the route description page for each canyon is a link to pictures from one or more
trips in that canyon. If you want to look at pictures from a
particular canyon, find the
route description page for that canyon then click on the picture
link(s) on that page.
Once you have found the pictures for a canyon and are viewing the
gallery, you can also navigate within the gallery to check out pictures
from any other canyon. This is good for those who are just
interested in checking out pictures. When viewing the picture
gallery, use the up arrow icon in the control pane just below the
thumbnails. Use the up arrow icon to move up a level. To
move up another level the up arrow icon will be located in the left
upper corner of the screen.
Luke's corner of the universe
BluuGnome Safety Net
The photo galleries for the canyons were down for a day while being
upgraded. If you find a picture album link not working feel free to
contact me to let me know,
Irish Jihad 2013
The Irish Jihad has now closed. See the
Jihad Community Page to see how much we raised, stats, drawing winners
Fiddlestick How To
New page added
to the How To section showing how to use the
I attempted to cover everything I know about the Fiddlestick in an attempt
to keep people safe and well informed. Experienced Fiddlestick users
may find some useful information should you take the time to wade through it
Irish Jihad 2013
opens on February 1st for the Irish
Jihad 2013 event!!
A fundraiser for SAR.
Strong, creative and fun loving canyoneers have the opportunity to try to
complete the 7 Irish Canyons in a day while supporting a good cause.
Dan Ransom has
started a new place for the community to share beta, share canyon
conditions, view a map of known canyons, interact with the canyoneering
community in forums and more. The
CanyonCollective.com is off to a brand new and exciting start!
sign up for a free account and have fun!
recently spent some time cleaning a bunch of things up on BluuGnome.
I found some VERY confusing stuff on the pages for the Leprechaun Canyons.
I fixed the issues and re-wrote a portion of the Middle Fork approach as it
seemed WAY too confusing.
Old Bill Canyon Updated
Old Bill Canyon in Red Rock NV had access issues with crossing the
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park Border. The exit route in the route
description has been updated to give a legal exit route skirting around the
park boundary. The legal exit is not as simple or straight forward as
going through the park but it is legal.
Subway Route Updated
Zion National Park Subway Canyoneering Route updated.
The Park Service would like to redirect foot traffic for a short section of
the Subway approach route to reduce impact on a small section of forest.
The Route descriptions for Subway, Das Boot and Russell Gulch have been updated to reflect this change.
The adjustment is minor and is between route points wSubWayRP-01a and
wSubWayRP-01b in the route descriptions.