Trip Report
Grand Canyon Dreamin' 10/7 to 10/13/2012
Sunday November 4, 2012 3:21pm
We thought we would attempt to climb Cheops Plateau, Isis temple, Shiva Temple and Buddha Temple. It didn't work out exactly like that but we had a blast. The participants were Bob R. (Seneca), Gary Carpenter, Scott S., Craig S., myself and my son Peter. Photos by ZB, PB, GC and CS
There is kind of a lot of photos.

The evening before.
Sorting gear
Sorting gear
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Day One- South rim to Utah Flats
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Through the Tapeats
Through the Tapeats
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Day Two- Utah flats to haunted Canyon with a detour to top of Cheops Plateau,
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Steep and exposed 4th Class, sweet and fun!
Steep and exposed 4th Class, sweet and fun!
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The summit cairn and ammo box with Isis in the background
The summit cairn and ammo box with Isis in the background
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Looking down the North Arete on the descent
Looking down the North Arete on the descent
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Day three- Isis attempt
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In the Redwall after the first climbing section before the traversing ...
In the Redwall after the first climbing section before the traversing ledge.
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On the traversing ledge, very cool!
On the traversing ledge, very cool!
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In the "gully".
In the "gully".
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Isis Temple, aloof and proud, too big, too far and so too late in the ...
Isis Temple, aloof and proud, too big, too far and so too late in the day.
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Alas....
Alas....
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Back home at the Phantom Creek Haunted Canyon confluence.
Back home at the Phantom Creek Haunted Canyon confluence.
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Day four- Shiva Temple climb
We did it the Tomasi Guidebook way, which is way more fun, sustained and exposed than the original Ledge Route that I had done before.
Back on the ledge.
Back on the ledge.
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Traversing in the Supai
Traversing in the Supai
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Shiva's North tower
Shiva's North tower
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It doesn't get any better than this!
It doesn't get any better than this!
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Summit shot
Summit shot
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The summit milk cans c. 1838
The summit milk cans c. 1838
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Last time across the Redwall ledge, sadly.
Last time across the Redwall ledge, sadly.
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Day Five- rest and rain.
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Day six, down Phantom Creek
We didn't know that storms two years ago changed the casual hike in our guide descriptions into something much more entertaining.
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Day seven, back to the rim
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Cheers, Zander

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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Nov 4, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
Cool trip report and pics!
Glad you guys had fun.
TFPU
Tad
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Nov 4, 2012 - 03:34pm PT
Very nice...looks like a great time, loved the scenery and the climbs...the spider...well, not so much!


Susan
sullly

Trad climber
  Nov 4, 2012 - 03:36pm PT
Pretty place for sure.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Nov 4, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
hey there say, zander...

thanks so much for sharing your neat trip with us!
god bless...
will have to see the pics later, or i'd
comment now, :)


bet they are just great!
:)
Marshall

climber
bay area
  Nov 4, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
great tr, thanks!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  Nov 4, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
That is so cool, what a super trip you guys. I'm jealous!
Floridaputz

Trad climber
Oakland Park Florida
  Nov 4, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Awesome trip
Gagner

climber
Boulder
  Nov 4, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Rad - that looked sweeeeeeeet!!!! Nice job!!

Paul
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Nov 4, 2012 - 05:13pm PT
Quilting neebee heebee-jeebies!
Quilting neebee heebee-jeebies!
Loweezy an' me shore did love thet thar TEE-ar.
John M

climber
  Nov 4, 2012 - 05:28pm PT
Looks like a great trip. Way fun. Thank you for taking us along!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
  Nov 4, 2012 - 05:37pm PT
How about posting a pic or two. Without photos it did not happen.

Thanks man!
crunch

Social climber
CO
  Nov 5, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
Excellent! Grand Canyon is like a different world. Sounds like you had an adventure.

Was just there a couple days ago, looking in.

Toroweap. El Cap-size drop, into a different world.
Toroweap. El Cap-size drop, into a different world.
Credit: crunch

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
  Nov 5, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
great to finally see the TR Zander!
fantastic trip
rocknicenut

climber
Everett, WA
  Nov 12, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
WOW, looks like you guys had a great trip.

I guess I'll have to get there some day!!!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
  Nov 12, 2012 - 04:34pm PT
WHOA. . . SchizzToTheGhizzz. . . what a place!

TFPU!
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
  Nov 12, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
Right on! That is some beautiful country, and what a fun way to get outdoors.

Thanks for sharing, nice fotos

Aloha,
will
Osprey

climber
  Nov 12, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
Excellent!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
  Nov 12, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
beeeuteeful. thanks for posting up. glad to see you guys resisted the fake "arm-trapped-under-the-boulder" photo that seems obligatory for every trip into red rock country these days...or did you do it?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Nov 12, 2012 - 10:36pm PT
wow, whole lot of rarely traveled terrain!

The milk cans were cool
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Nov 12, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
Sweetness in the Glory Hole! It looked so nice and green and wet!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Nov 13, 2012 - 09:22am PT
Great TR! It's amazing down there, everything looks so huge, and then when you get the views "under your boot", it's a lot more huge than you thought! Being able to hike down through all of that section is a geologist's dream.
spyork

Trad climber
Tunneling out of prison
  Nov 13, 2012 - 09:31am PT
Very cool to see your TR, Zander. I haven't been down in the canyon for about 30 years.

Steve
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
  Nov 13, 2012 - 09:49am PT
The Redwall.

I want some of that!

Thanks for turning me on to the adventure. Love the milk cans. And the rest of your fun & fab pix.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Nov 13, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Very cool Zander, you are a talented photographer!

So lucky you get to go with your son!!!
Jeremy

climber
  Nov 13, 2012 - 03:42pm PT
KICK ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks man!

Jeremy
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Nov 13, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
glorious, Glorious, GLORIOUS!!!!!!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
  Nov 13, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
Man o man hat was so cool!

Another place I have to get back to. Thanks!
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
  Nov 13, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
WOOOO-WEEEE!!
EmEl

Trad climber
Montana
  Nov 14, 2012 - 10:10am PT
Excellent guys. I use to climb in the canyon when I was younger. It is not for the faint of heart. Happy for you!
Zander

climber
Author's Reply  Nov 14, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
Hey Y'all,
Glad you liked the TR.
Climb on!
Z
pseudalpine

climber
  Nov 18, 2012 - 06:27pm PT
I'll drink to that...
klk

Trad climber
cali
  Nov 18, 2012 - 07:37pm PT
wow, missed this.

awesome trip
GnarlyBill

Mountain climber
Colorado Springs, CO
  Jan 1, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
Great report, Zander. I'm hoping to get a permit for May at Bright Angel campground, then day-hiking to the top of Cheops Pyramid/Plateau. Can you say more about what route you took to the top? On the descent, it appears you may have followed the ridge to the Cheops/Isis saddle?
Thanks a lot, Bill
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
  Nov 11, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
BBST!

(As a reminder = BBST = donini for Bump for a Better SuperTopo)
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