Death Valley Natl. Pk. A Black Mtns and Canyons Traverse Nov 30, 2021

John Morrow

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Here's the map.

Black Mtns Blue Trav by John Morrow, on Flickr

Up canyon not difficult. Traverse Class 2. Downcanyon narrowed into dryfalls, one of which was close to technical requiring a Class 5 downclimb. I believe relatively easy bypasses are present if one starts from bottom or has more time to search when descending. It was getting late.


Upcanyon:


P1010711
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P1010744
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P1010753
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P1010769
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P1010770
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Across Top:


P1010782
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P1010783
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P1010799
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P1010811
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P1010816
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P1010829
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Far above Artist Drive
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heart of Sabriski area
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Downcanyon:



descending SE Ridge
by John Morrow, on Flickr



visiting a quick narrow
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back on track out
by John Morrow, on Flickr



uh oh, will it fall off?
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yes, but downclimbable
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awesome rock diversity
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yikes, now what
by John Morrow, on Flickr

Both canyons have branch options that could prove to be easier. Regardless of the whole loop, any time spent exploring here seems colorful and worthwhile.

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