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Blarney Canyon is a marvelous technical canyoneering adventure. The bottom portion of Blarney Canyon can be enjoyed by hikers. It is easy to hike up the canyon bottom and enjoy long stretches of narrows. There are good primitive camp sites in the area of the trailhead.
Blarney Canyon requires complete technical gear. There is possible wading but no swimming required in normal conditions. The canyon should be easily accessible year round unless there is snow on the ground.
There are no bolted anchors in this canyon, let's preserve this feature. Many canyoneers before you have descended this canyon without placing bolts, so please play fair. You might need to locate natural anchors which is not difficult in this canyon.
A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. You must be certain you are entering the intended drainage or you could encounter major difficulties. This canyon has a moderate flash flood danger. Check the local weather report before committing. Blarney Canyon is rated 3A II using the Canyon Rating System.
The trailhead to Blarney Canyon is located next to a major highway in Southern Utah and is accessible to all vehicles. There are several great primitive camping spots in the area.
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