Canyoneering Route Description

Frosted Flakes Canyon - 4A(B) III R+(X-)
Escalante National Monument, Utah.

Quick Facts

10-26-19, 6 people, 1 Day (Travel time in route 8 hours) Pictures Icon  Time includes a couple scenic side trips.

Time Required - 6 to 8 hours
Distance - 7.4 miles Total, 0.8 miles Technical
Rappels - 3 Rappels, Longest Rappel 140 feet.
Elevation Range - 4155 - 4800 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 140 feet and 30 feet of 1 inch webbing for sling placement.  Sandtrap and potshots.  Wet suits generally not needed as most water can be avoided.  It is possible to have a couple quick dunks in the upper pothole section and maybe one in the lower section if recent rains have filled things up a lot.  If you get to the upper pothole section and see water below, remember you can walk around the 300 foot long section if desired.  We did not use wetsuits.

General Comments

Frosted Flakes is said by some to be and X canyon while others feel it is more like R+.  I tend to feel this is an R+ canyon as you are never super lofty high while stemming and the movement is straight forward with overall easy movement along well featured walls allowing good foot placement most of the time.

The water rating of A(B) is because there is little water and it is mostly avoidable.  However there are a couple spots where you may need to take a quick swim or dunk if rains filled things up or if you are unlucky enough to slip in while trying to avoid water.

Warning:
With that said there is still risk involved.  Do not enter the lower slot of Frosted Flakes unless you are aware of and willing to take the risks involved with high stemming 30 to 40 feet up.  A ground fall would result in sever injury.

The approach route after crossing over Long Branch is over convoluted but forgiving to travel over rolling slickrock with few obvious landmarks. A GPS or good map navigation skills helpful here as there are no obvious landmarks to navigate by.

Frosted Flakes has an upper pothole section about 300 feet long and easily bypassed on the RDC side if desired. After the first pothole Frosted Flakes is a series of open and narrow sections that is all a mix of walking and easy galumphing except for one pothole that will require team work to cross. The last 1000 feet of Frosted Flakes Canyon starts with easy galumphing which slowly turns to high stemming in the R+ to x- range with overall easy movement. The stemming section is about 500 feet long with long sliding downclimbs in semi-darkness just before final rappel. The last part in semi darkness is one of those places where pictures can not convey how super cool this this section is and is both eerie and fun at the same time. The final rappel gets you down into the Big Tony / Sleepy hollow drainage just below the final rappel of Big Tony.

The upper sections of Frosted Flakes are good to see one if you like to see the entire scope of a route but the real fun is in the lower slot.  If you just want the fun of the lower slot you can bee line directly across open rolling slickrock after crossing Long Branch Canyon on the way up.  After crossing Long Branch travel almost due north to go to the top or travel northwest to go to the top of the final slot.

I would definitely recommend Frosted Flakes Canyon and would love to do the lower slot again some time.  Fun Place.

A good scenic side trip is to exit the canyon just before the final section on the RDC side and walk west up and over to the rim of Big Tony Canyon. Once by the rim you have good views up canyon over the deep underground section of Big Tony and down canyon over the massive walled lower non-technical section that you will be walking in after completing the canyon. This view has more meaning if you have already done Big Tony Canyon and have a good feel for where you are in relation to the obstacles below. 

Driving Directions

To get to the Trailhead

From the city of Escalante drive about 4 miles southeast on Hwy 12 to the turn off for Hole-In-The-Rock road on the right (extHoleInRock). The condition of the dirt Hole in the Rock road varies a lot with recent rains and road maintenance.  High clearance may be needed in extreme cases but most of the time passenger cars will be fine for the first 30 or 40 miles on Hole in the Rock road.

Travel about 31.9 miles southeast on Hole-In-The-Rock road to the turn off for Chimney Rock (exChimneyRk).

Turn left (northeast) onto Chimney Rock Road and drive about 1.9 miles to a sharp left turn in the road (CimneyRk02).

Follow the sharp turn left to drive east.  Beyond this sharp left turn (CimneyRk02) the road has a lot of deep sand.  High clearance / 4WD is recommended.

About 0.7 miles farther is Chimney Rock and a place to park a few vehicles (ChimneyRock).  This is also where the deep sand ends.

Continue past Chimney Rock for about 1 mile to the end of the road to park (pkChimCoyoteA)

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

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Click the links for maps of the route.
Map of the drive into the route.
Map of the last part of the drive into the route.
Map of the entire route.
Map of the approach.
Map of the last part of approach and technical section.

Details

The Approach:
From the parking area (pkChimCoyoteA) walk northeast toward the indent seen on the mesa in the distance. Aim slight left (west) of the indent. Walk through rolling dirt desert about 0.6 miles to where the dirt begins to extend out into slickrock.

Example Pic.

When the dirt begins to extend out into slickrock (ChimCoyote11) continue northeast about 400 feet and starting to contour down the left (west) side of the dirt toward a small short shallow slot about 400 feet away.

From the top of the small short shallow slot (ChimCoyote12) walk around on the left (west) side. The route down into Coyote Gulch from here will roughly follow down along the left (west) side of this side drainage. Continue northeast route finding your way down rolling slickrock for about 900 feet as you bypass another slot in this drainage about 400 feet long.

After bypassing and getting to the lower end (ChimCoyote13) of 400 foot long slot, continue northeast route finding your way along rolling slickrock about 900 feet to where dirt slopes lead down into Coyote Gulch. 

From the top of the dirt slopes (ChimCoyote14) follow one of many use trails down into Coyote Gulch about 200 feet northeast.

Once down in Coyote Gulch (jCyoteChimny1) turn right and walk east down Coyote Gulch passing a gate on the right about 500 feet down the creek.

Continue down east Coyote Gulch for about 0.6 miles to the apex of a sharp turn in Coyote Gulch (jBigTonyExt).  Leave Coyote Gulch and go north up the vegetated dirt slope toward the Sleepy Hollow / Big Tony drainage then follow use trails over and down into the Sleepy Hollow drainage. This spot is not where the true Sleepy Hollow water course meets Coyote Gulch but it is easier to go up here instead of where the Sleepy Hollow actually meets Coyote Gulch.

Once in the Sleepy Hollow drainage, continue north up the heavily vegetated creek following use trails.  About 0.35 miles up Sleepy Hollow look for a weakness (jLB-FF-UpTo) in the cliffs on the RUC/LDC (east) side.  The weakness is at the top of a sand bank on the RUC/LDC (east) side that leads to slickrock ramp allowing a scramble up out of the Sleepy Hollow / Big Tony drainage. To go to Long Branch or Frosted Flakes canyons, scramble up the slickrock ramp veering left roughly following the rim of the Big Tony drainage.

About 900 feet after leaving the Big Tony drainage, the route gets to the rim (LongB01 ) of Long Branch Canyon near its end. Continue north east following up along the rim of long Branch for about 0.7 miles to where you can cross over Long Branch.

When you get to the shallow spot where you can cross over Long Branch (LongB02EE), to go to the top of Frosted Flakes Canyon, cross over Long Branch and aim very slightly west of north and travel on easy rolling slickrock with no obvious landmarks for about 0.7 miles to the top of Frosted Flakes. A GPS or good map navigation skills helpful here as there are no obvious landmarks to navigate by.

Note:
To go directly to the final slot for of Frosted Flakes Canyon and not go to the upper parts of Frosted Flakes, cross over Long Branch and aim northwest and travel on easy rolling slickrock with no obvious landmarks for about 0.45 miles to the top of the final slot for Frosted Flakes. A GPS or good map navigation skills helpful here as there are no obvious landmarks to navigate by.  If you do this skip down to the portion of this description for the final slot of Frosted Flakes Canyon.

Once near the head of Frosted Flakes (yFrostedFlksTp) walk down gentle slopes into the drainage.

The Canyoneering / Technical Section:
From the top of Frosted Flake Canyon (yFrostedFlksTp) continue southwest down canyon starting with shallow V slot with easy galumphing and walking.  Almost 400 feet down canyon is the top of rap 1.

Note:
This upper pothole section is a little over 300 feet long and you can easily walk around it on the RDC (northwest) side if desired.

Rap 1 (dFrostedR1) is anchored using a sandtrap and drops about 30 feet down to a large pothole that was waist deep water with a sand filled bottom when we were there. This pothole could be a swimmer and require a potshot to exit if sand scours out. Next is a smaller pothole with an easier climb out followed by a short awkward downclimb to a 10 foot deep silo to cross where taller people will have an easier time.

Shortly down canyon is a downclimb of about 8 feet down to a second gaper silo (Frosted01Silo) about 10 feet deep. A rope can be provided for the first person who can downclimb about 8 feet and wide step across the silo. The last person can do a pack drag anchor down into the silo then be assisted out with rope from those already across. Optionally the strong and brave can jump over the silo. Just after this silo is a drop of about 8 feet that can be pack dragged or done as an aggressive partner assist. 

About 100 feet down canyon is the end of the first pothole section (Frosted02EE) where you can walk into or out of the canyon on the RDC side. Continue down canyon in wide wash.

About 450 feet down canyon shallow V slot begins (Frosted03vslot) with mix of easy galumph and walk.

About 260 feet into the V slot is a pothole (Frosted04PH) to cross that if sand filled will have an 8 foot-ish partner assist downclimb into and a 6 foot-ish partner assist upclimb out of. If sand scours out this pothole will be deeper and may require pack drag anchor to get into and a potshot to get out of. Continue down canyon with easy galumphing for about 220 feet to where the walls open again (Frosted05open) to wide shallow walking.

About 100 feet down canyon the walls narrow again (Frosted06narw) where travel becomes mix of walking and easy galumphing for about 180 feet before walls open again (Frosted07open).

A little over 500 feet down canyon walk around a series of open shallow potholes (Frosted08).

About 320 feet farther is the start of (Frosted09) a short galumphing section.

About 150 feet farther is the start of (yFrostedFlksMd) the final slot of Frosted Flakes.  Continue down canyon with a mix of walking and easy galumphing.  About 300 feet down canyon is rap 2, the first rap in the lower final slot.

Note:
If you have time drop packs here and leave the canyon on the RDC (west) side and go up and over to the rim of Big Tony about 650 feet away for a great view down over the final portions of Big Tony.

Rap 2 (dFrostedR2) anchored using a tree about 30 feet up on the RDC rim and drops about 40 feet using about 70 feet of rope down to a semi stemmed position with a pothole just down canyon that can be awkward to cross. Followed by easy galumphing for about 225 feet.

As the galumphing section ends the canyon begins to drop (Frosted10stem) and you start stemming higher off the deck. You will be stemming 30 to 40 feet off the deck at times but the movement is relatively straight forward with well featured walls allowing solid foot placement most of the time. The stemming lasts for about 500 feet.  The very last section of the slot drops into a dark section with sloped downclimbs making it both eerie and fun at the same time.

Rap 3 (dFrostedR3) anchored using a sandtrap and uses about 140 feet of rope with a vertical drop of about 120 feet. Optionally you could pendulum while on rappel over into Big Tony Canyon just above its final rap and use less rope then rappel the final rap of Big Tony to get down.

At the bottom of rap 3 is where the Frosted Flakes Canyon ends where it dumps into Big Tony Canyon just below the final rappel.

The Exit:
From the bottom of Frosted Flakes (yFrostedFlksBt) and Big Tony (yBigTonyBt), walk the very wet and vegetated drainage enjoying the the beauty for about 1.2 miles to where Big Tony meets Coyote Gulch.

Just before reaching the end you can go up and over to the right (west) of a big monolithic rock (BigTony08) now traveling up out of the Big Tony Drainage. As you get to a large monolithic rock on the RDC (west) side of the drainage travel up to the right (west) of the monolith and route find your way back down into Coyote Gulch.

About 150 feet farther you will  drop back down to Coyote Gulch (jBigTonyExt) a little up stream of the actual confluence with the Big Tony drainage.  Turn right and walk west up Coyote Gulch about 0.6 miles back to where the approach route dropped into Coyote Gulch (jCyoteChimny1).

Turn left and make your way southwest up the dirt slopes and reverse the approach route back to the cars.

GPS Waypoint Information

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

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

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.

Frosted Flakes (1) - Drive to Trailhead
  1. extHoleInRock          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.72769   W -111.53143        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn off to Hole-In-The-Rock road from Hwy 12.
  2. exHarrisWash          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.60644   W -111.42794        Elev: NaN Feet
    Turn off to Harris Wash Road to the east.
  3. extEgypt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.54114   W -111.36176        Elev: 5,279 Feet
    Turn off to the Egypt Road to the east (left on the drive in on Hole in the Rock road..
  4. extDryForkTH1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.46638   W -111.22344        Elev: 4,890 Feet
    Turn off of Hole-In-The-Rock road toward Dry Fork trailhead. BLM road 252 This is about 25 miles down Hole in the Rock road.
  5. exChimneyRk          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.39317   W -111.14345        Elev: 4,831 Feet
    Exit to Chimney Rock off off Hole in the Rock road. This is about 31.9 miles down Hole in the Rock road.
  6. CimneyRk01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.39800   W -111.13679        Elev: 4,878 Feet
    Exit off to a faint side road to the east.
  7. CimneyRk02          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.41562   W -111.12539        Elev: 4,735 Feet
    Junction in the road. Turn right (east) to drive out to Chimney Rock which gets deep and sandy beyond this point.. Another road contiues north.
  8. ChimneyRock          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.41085   W -111.11288        Elev: 4,685 Feet
    Chimney Rock with lots of area to park and camp.
  9. pkChimCoyoteA          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.41648   W -111.09846        Elev: 4,720 Feet
    Park at end of dirt road here to start the hike to many canyons in this area. Big Tony, DDI, Lower PINTAC, Headless Hen, Raven and others. To go toward Big Tony, walk northeast toward the indent seen on the mesa in the distance. Aim slight left (west) of the indent. Walk through rolling dirt desert about 0.6 miles to where the dirt begins to extend out into slickrock. To go toward Raven and Headless Hen, walk northwest on a bearing of about 326 degrees for about 0.65 miles to where the open desert begins to hit slickrock. A GPS or good navigation skills will be helpful here as there are no obvious landmarks.
Frosted Flakes (2) - Approach
  1. pkChimCoyoteA          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.41648   W -111.09846        Elev: 4,720 Feet
    Park at end of dirt road here to start the hike to many canyons in this area. Big Tony, DDI, Lower PINTAC, Headless Hen, Raven and others. To go toward Big Tony, walk northeast toward the indent seen on the mesa in the distance. Aim slight left (west) of the indent. Walk through rolling dirt desert about 0.6 miles to where the dirt begins to extend out into slickrock. To go toward Raven and Headless Hen, walk northwest on a bearing of about 326 degrees for about 0.65 miles to where the open desert begins to hit slickrock. A GPS or good navigation skills will be helpful here as there are no obvious landmarks.
  2. ChimCoyote11          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42328   W -111.09231        Elev: NaN Feet
    A section of the dirt desert begins to extend out into slickrock. Continue northeast about 400 feet and starting to contour down the left (west) side of the dirt toward a small short shallow slot about 400 feet away.
  3. ChimCoyote12          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42413   W -111.09136        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of a small short shallow slot to walk around on the left (west) side. The route down into Coyote Gulch from here will roughly follow down along the left (west) side of this side drainage. Continue northeast route finding your way down rolling slickrock for about 900 feet as you bypass another slot in this drainage about 400 feet long.
  4. ChimCoyote13          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42570   W -111.08949        Elev: NaN Feet
    Lower end of the slot about 400 feet long in the side drainage, continue northeast route finding your way along rolling slickrock about 900 feet to where dirt slopes lead down into Coyote Gulch.
  5. ChimCoyote14          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42687   W -111.08674        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of dirt slopes leading down into Coyote Gulch. Follow one of many use trails down into Coyote Gulch about 200 feet northeast.
  6. jCyoteChimny1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42729   W -111.08622        Elev: 4,190 Feet
    Route down from the end of the Chimney Rock road meets Coyote Gluch here. To go to Big Tony, Frosted Flakes, DDI, Pintac and other canyons east of here, walk east down Coyote Gulch. About 500 feet down stream fro here is a weakness in the side of the gulch on the LDC side which is used to go to the top of Big Tony. The weakeness is between a left then a right turn in the gulch and right across from a gate.
  7. jBigTonyApr          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42724   W -111.08469        Elev: 4,210 Feet
    There is a gate here on the RDC side of Coyote Gulch that does not appear to have any function. To go up to Big Tony, go directly across from the gate to a weakness on the LDC side that allows travel up the side of the gulch to the north just left (west) of what appears to be a side drainage / bowl. Route find your way north then northeast up the slickrock for about 0.25 miles until you get to the top of the rim looking down into lower Sleepy Hollow.
  8. jBigTonyExt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42650   W -111.07838        Elev: 4,155 Feet
    Bottom of the Big Tony route at the apex of a sharp turn in Coyote Gulch. When exiting Big Tony, Frosted Flakes or Long Branch, turn right and walk west up Coyote Gulch. When approaching Frosted Flakes or Long Branch, leave Coyote Gulch and go north up the vegetated dirt slope toward the Sleepy Hollow / Big Tony drainage then follow use trails over and down into the Sleepy Hollow drainage. This spot is not where the true Sleepy Hollow water course meets Coyote Gulch but it is easier to go up here instead of where the Sleepy Hollow actually meets Coyote Gulch.
  9. BigTony08          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42688   W -111.07833        Elev: NaN Feet
    Going up and over to the right (west) of a big monolithic rock now traveling up out of the Big Tony Drainage. As you get to a large monolithic rock on the RDC (west) side of the drainage travel up to the right (west) of the monolith and route find your way back down into Coyote Gulch. There is an inscription at this point dated May 16, 1902 - Ezya Mcinelly.
  10. jLB-FF-UpTo          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.43075   W -111.08103        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of a sand bank on the RUC/LDC (east) side that leads to slickrock ramp allowing a scramble up out of the Big Tony drainage. To go to Long Branch or Frosted Flakes canyons, scramble up the slickrock ramp veering left roughly following the rim of the Big Tony drainage.
  11. LongB01          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.43283   W -111.07918        Elev: NaN Feet
    About 900 feet after leaving the Big Tony drainage, the route gets to the rim of Long Branch Canyon near its end. Continue north east following up along the rim of long Branch for about 0.7 miles to where you can cross over Long Branch.
  12. LongB02EE          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.43941   W -111.06969        Elev: 4,560 Feet
    Shallow section where you can enter or cross Long Branch Canyon. To go to the top of Frosted Flakes Canyon, cross over Long Branch here and aim very slightly west of north and travel on easy rolling slickrock with no obvious landmarks for about 0.7 miles to the top of Frosted Flakes. A GPS or good map navigation skills helpful here as there are no obvious landmarks to navigate by. To go directly to the final slot for of Frosted Flakes Canyon, cross over Long Branch here and aim northwest and travel on easy rolling slickrock with no obvious landmarks for about 0.45 miles to the top of the final slot for Frosted Flakes. A GPS or good map navigation skills helpful here as there are no obvious landmarks to navigate by.
  13. yFrostedFlksTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44908   W -111.07106        Elev: 4,750 Feet
    Top of Frosted Flakes Canyon starting with shallow V slot with easy galumphing and walking.
Frosted Flakes (3) - Canyon
  1. yFrostedFlksTp          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44908   W -111.07106        Elev: 4,750 Feet
    Top of Frosted Flakes Canyon starting with shallow V slot with easy galumphing and walking.
  2. dFrostedR1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44838   W -111.07215        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 1 - Frosted Flakes. Anchored using a sandtrap and drops about 30 feet down to a large pothole that was waist deep water with a sand filled bottom when we were there. This pothole could be a swimmer and require a potshot to exit if sand scours out. Next is a smaller pothole with an easier climb out followed by a short awkward downclimb to a 10 foot deep silo to cross where taller people will have an easier time.
  3. Frosted01Silo          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44802   W -111.07240        Elev: 4,623 Feet
    Downclimb of about 8 feet down to a second gaper silo about 10 feet deep. A rope can be provided for the first person who can downclimb about 8 feet and wide step across the silo. The last person can do a pack drag anchor down into the silo then be assisted out with rope from those already across. Optionally the strong and brave can jump over the silo. Just after this silo is a drop of about 8 feet that can be pack dragged or done as an aggressive partner assist.
  4. Frosted02EE          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44772   W -111.07283        Elev: NaN Feet
    End of the first pothole section where you can walk into or out of the canyon on the RDC side. Continue down canyon in wide wash.
  5. Frosted03vslot          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44693   W -111.07368        Elev: NaN Feet
    Shallow V slot begins with mix of easy galumph and walk.
  6. Frosted04PH          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44647   W -111.07437        Elev: NaN Feet
    Pothole to cross that if sand filled will have an 8 foot-ish partner assist downclimb into and a 6 foot-ish partner assist upclimb out of. If sand scours out this pothole will be deeper and may require pack drag anchor to get into and a potshot to get out of. Continue down canyon with easy galumphing for about 220 feet to where the walls open again.
  7. Frosted05open          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44607   W -111.07500        Elev: 4,543 Feet
    Walls open again to wide shallow walking.
  8. Frosted06narw          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44597   W -111.07533        Elev: NaN Feet
    Walls narrow again where travel becomes mix of walking and easy galumphing for about 180 feet before walls open again.
  9. Frosted07open          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44562   W -111.07583        Elev: NaN Feet

  10. Frosted08          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44439   W -111.07664        Elev: NaN Feet
    Walk around a series of open shallow potholes.
  11. Frosted09          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44353   W -111.07628        Elev: 4,580 Feet
    Short galumph section.
  12. yFrostedFlksMd          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44315   W -111.07635        Elev: 4,570 Feet
    Start of the final slot of Frosted Flakes. Continue down canyon with a mix of walking and easy galumphing. Note: If you have time drop packs here and leave the canyon on the RDC (west) side and go up and over to the rim of Big Tony about 650 feet away for a great view down over the final portions of Big Tony.
  13. dFrostedR2          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44245   W -111.07661        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 2 - Frosted Flakes. Anchored using a tree about 30 feet up on the RDC rim and drops about 40 feet using about 70 feet of rope down to a semi stemmed position with a pothole just down canyon that can be awkward to cross. Followed by easy galumphing for about 225 feet.
  14. Frosted10stem          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44207   W -111.07715        Elev: NaN Feet
    Canyon begins to drop and you start stemming higher off the deck. You will be stemming 30 to 40 feet off the deck at times but the movement is relatively straight forward with well featured walls allowing solid foot placement most of the time. The stemming lasts for about 500 feet. The very last section of the slot drops into a dark section with sloped downclimbs making it both eerie and fun at the same time.
  15. dFrostedR3          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44124   W -111.07860        Elev: NaN Feet
    Rap 3 - Frosted Flakes. Anchored using a sandtrap and uses about 140 feet of rope with a vertical drop of about 120 feet. Optionally you could pendulum while on rappel over into Big Tony Canyon just above its final rap and use less rope then rappel the final rap of Big Tony to get down.
  16. yFrostedFlksBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44121   W -111.07877        Elev: NaN Feet
    Bottom of Frosted Flakes Canyon where it dumps into Big Tony Canyon just below the final rappel. Walk the very wet and vegetated drainage enjoying the the beauty for about 1.2 miles to where Big Tony meets Coyote Gulch.
Frosted Flakes (4) - Exit
  1. yFrostedFlksBt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.44121   W -111.07877        Elev: NaN Feet
    Bottom of Frosted Flakes Canyon where it dumps into Big Tony Canyon just below the final rappel. Walk the very wet and vegetated drainage enjoying the the beauty for about 1.2 miles to where Big Tony meets Coyote Gulch.
  2. BigTony08          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42688   W -111.07833        Elev: NaN Feet
    Going up and over to the right (west) of a big monolithic rock now traveling up out of the Big Tony Drainage. As you get to a large monolithic rock on the RDC (west) side of the drainage travel up to the right (west) of the monolith and route find your way back down into Coyote Gulch. There is an inscription at this point dated May 16, 1902 - Ezya Mcinelly.
  3. jBigTonyExt          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42650   W -111.07838        Elev: 4,155 Feet
    Bottom of the Big Tony route at the apex of a sharp turn in Coyote Gulch. When exiting Big Tony, Frosted Flakes or Long Branch, turn right and walk west up Coyote Gulch. When approaching Frosted Flakes or Long Branch, leave Coyote Gulch and go north up the vegetated dirt slope toward the Sleepy Hollow / Big Tony drainage then follow use trails over and down into the Sleepy Hollow drainage. This spot is not where the true Sleepy Hollow water course meets Coyote Gulch but it is easier to go up here instead of where the Sleepy Hollow actually meets Coyote Gulch.
  4. jBigTonyApr          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42724   W -111.08469        Elev: 4,210 Feet
    There is a gate here on the RDC side of Coyote Gulch that does not appear to have any function. To go up to Big Tony, go directly across from the gate to a weakness on the LDC side that allows travel up the side of the gulch to the north just left (west) of what appears to be a side drainage / bowl. Route find your way north then northeast up the slickrock for about 0.25 miles until you get to the top of the rim looking down into lower Sleepy Hollow.
  5. jCyoteChimny1          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42729   W -111.08622        Elev: 4,190 Feet
    Route down from the end of the Chimney Rock road meets Coyote Gluch here. To go to Big Tony, Frosted Flakes, DDI, Pintac and other canyons east of here, walk east down Coyote Gulch. About 500 feet down stream fro here is a weakness in the side of the gulch on the LDC side which is used to go to the top of Big Tony. The weakeness is between a left then a right turn in the gulch and right across from a gate.
  6. ChimCoyote14          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42687   W -111.08674        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of dirt slopes leading down into Coyote Gulch. Follow one of many use trails down into Coyote Gulch about 200 feet northeast.
  7. ChimCoyote13          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42570   W -111.08949        Elev: NaN Feet
    Lower end of the slot about 400 feet long in the side drainage, continue northeast route finding your way along rolling slickrock about 900 feet to where dirt slopes lead down into Coyote Gulch.
  8. ChimCoyote12          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42413   W -111.09136        Elev: NaN Feet
    Top of a small short shallow slot to walk around on the left (west) side. The route down into Coyote Gulch from here will roughly follow down along the left (west) side of this side drainage. Continue northeast route finding your way down rolling slickrock for about 900 feet as you bypass another slot in this drainage about 400 feet long.
  9. ChimCoyote11          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.42328   W -111.09231        Elev: NaN Feet
    A section of the dirt desert begins to extend out into slickrock. Continue northeast about 400 feet and starting to contour down the left (west) side of the dirt toward a small short shallow slot about 400 feet away.
  10. pkChimCoyoteA          Lat/Lon (WGS84):  N 37.41648   W -111.09846        Elev: 4,720 Feet
    Park at end of dirt road here to start the hike to many canyons in this area. Big Tony, DDI, Lower PINTAC, Headless Hen, Raven and others. To go toward Big Tony, walk northeast toward the indent seen on the mesa in the distance. Aim slight left (west) of the indent. Walk through rolling dirt desert about 0.6 miles to where the dirt begins to extend out into slickrock. To go toward Raven and Headless Hen, walk northwest on a bearing of about 326 degrees for about 0.65 miles to where the open desert begins to hit slickrock. A GPS or good navigation skills will be helpful here as there are no obvious landmarks.