Album: Inyos: Pat Keyes Canyon
- Outdoor Adventures
- Album Date
- 10/31/2009 12:00:00 AM
- Date Added
- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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We chose to climb up this side ridge which may not have been the best choice
Looking down into the upper end of Pat Keyes Canyon
Small saddle at 7536 elevation (marked on topo). We began our descent from this point.
Time for a rappel. We used a pinch for an easy anchor.
5:19pm. We finally reach the main canyon at the fork at 5540 feet.
Our camp site in the canyon (near the fork at 5540 feet). Water was available here.
Sunday morning. Packing up and preparing for our canyon descent.
Darija has fun getting hung up on the second rappel
Open sandy section of the canyon at 3720 feet. This section divides the upper brushy section of the canyon from the lower mostly brush-free portion of the canyon.
Tamarisk. The BLM has attempted to eradicate it (a non-native species) from the canyon but it is quite resilient.
Aysel on rappel #3. It is almost immediately followed by the 4th rappel.
Rappel #6 (can also be downclimbed on the right)
Anchor for rap #9. A second bolt (with a hanger) is hidden.
Anchor for rappel #10 (2 bolts: one with a hanger the other with an attached nut)
Single bolt anchor for rap #11. Camera switch. Since my camera battery died at this point I switched to Tina's camera.
A single bolt anchor allows you to rap either side of "the nose" at rap #12
Dual waterfall around both sides of the nose. You can rappel either side.
Tina examines the anchor for rappel #13 (the final rappel). Anchor consists of two bolts (one an eye bolt, the other a bolt with hanger).