near Zion Lodge, Utah (United States)
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Rap 1 in Birch Hollow. Anchored from a tree about 6 feet back and drops about 40 feet down a vertical wall with some loose rock.
Rap 2 in Birch Hollow. Anchored from a log about 20 feet upstream of the rap and drops about 50 feet.
Rap 3 in Birch Hollow. Anchored from a choke stone about 20 feet upstream of the rap and drops about 15 feet.
Raps 4 and 5 in Birch Hollow. Rap 4 is drops about 15 feet down a pile of boulders and is easily down climbed with the use of a hand line. Rap 3 is anchored 2 bolted hangers LDC and drops about 20 feet.
Raps 6 - 8 in Birch Hollow. Rap 6 is anchored from a tree LDC and drops about 100 feet down a fluted dry fall. Rap 7 is at the bottom of rap 6 and is anchored from 2 bolted hangers RDC and drops about 30 feet. Rap 8 is anchored from 2 bolt ad hangers RDC and drops about 40 feet.
Raps 9 - 11 in Birch Hollow. Rap 9 is anchored RDC from 2 bolted hangers and drops about 30 feet. Rap 10 is anchored LDC from 2 bolted hangers and drops about 70 feet. Rap 11 is anchored LDC from 2 bolted hangers ad drops about 60 feet.
Rap 1 in Orderville Canyon. Drops about 15 feet to a pool that is sometimes a muddy mess and is anchored from 2 bolted hangers RDC.
Rap 2 in Orderville Canyon. Drops about12 feet anchored from 2 bolt and hangars LDC. The pool has a waterfall. There is a huge boulder overhead with tree growing on top. One of my favorite rappels. This is sometimes called the Guillotine due to the huge boulder chock stone over head.
Turn off for Orderville from the North Fork road. 11.4 miles from highway 9.
This is where the river walk side walk meets the river in The Narrows.
13 Miles from NrwsTHtop2 And 13.5 Miles from NrwsTHtop1
14 Miles from NrwsTHtop2 And 14.5 Miles from NrwsTHtop1
15 Miles from NrwsTHtop2 And 15.5 Miles from NrwsTHtop1
A large turn out to park in IF you have 4WD to drive in. Otherwise you need to hike this portion of the Orderville route.
Trailhead for Birch Hollow. It is a very large turn out on the west side of the road.
Bottom trailhead for the Virgin River Narrows at the Temple of Sinawava.
Trailhead for upper Orderville Canyon. There is a gate here and room to camp for a few cars.
Bottom of Wild Wind Hollow. A non technical and brush filled hollow leading up out of Orederville sometimes used as a return route after Birch Hollow.
Trail is better defined and runs at the base of a vertical rock cliff band.
Social trail had been following along the base of a sandstone wall. This is the east end of the wall and is about 200 feet up out of the wash.
Use trail forks off in 3 directions. Turn right (southwest) and follow the trail going up the slope away from Wild Wind Hollow.
Trail tops out here about 50 feet before reaching a wide shallow drainage. Walk over to the shallow drainge then follow up a faint path along the LUC side.
Shallow drainge fades away here and you will be walking southwest traversing the slope.
Route gets to a ridge that is the east rim of the drainage between Wild Wind hollow and Orderville. Turn left and travel on faint use trails along the ridge.
First of a few small washes dropping into the head of the large drainge.