Trip Report
Quadzilla, GCNP.
Thursday May 22, 2014 1:49pm
View North from New Hance trail, Red Canyon, South Rim, GCNP. Our prim...
View North from New Hance trail, Red Canyon, South Rim, GCNP. Our primary goal was Rama Shrine, the 6411' red Hermit shale capped summit located lower and to the right of dominating Vishnu Temple.
Credit: pseudalpine
Of course, we know this wasn’t that big, or nearly as cheesy, but for some reason, the way we went about this trip may qualify to some as a ‘terrifying force of nature'.

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steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
  May 22, 2014 - 03:25pm PT
Very nice. Good to see you're still out there getting after it!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
  May 22, 2014 - 03:58pm PT
That looks like a great outing, ignore the whaambulance chasers.
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
  May 22, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
Thanks for the TR. That's an ambitious trip in a day, but looking at it again seems like it must have been an overnight. Looks like you were within the 5 mile limit, too, but curious where you hiked out. Packrafting is still pretty unfamiliar to most but it certainly opens up some new possibilities to combine different exploration methods on one itinerary.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  May 22, 2014 - 04:16pm PT
Really beautiful!

Awesomeness has descended upon you.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  May 22, 2014 - 04:58pm PT
Oh, man, that looks like a blast.

I bet that cold water was refreshing. Can you dunk your head and drink, or do you need to filter that water?
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  May 22, 2014 - 06:50pm PT
Beautiful place !!!!!
Cheops82

Boulder climber
Phoenix
  Jun 2, 2014 - 10:56pm PT
This attitude about packrafters is NOT typical from our experience with raft groups but there is a vocal minority attempting to restrict hikers. Because of the extreme distance and terrain, crossing and floating sections of the Colorado river in Grand Canyon is critical access for hikers, climbers, and canyoneers. Stay involved to protect access to the river and beach areas.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jun 2, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
Dood, you are so the reincarnation of Colin Fletcher! I'm sure he approves, too.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
  Jun 3, 2014 - 05:28am PT
Wonderful, thanks for sharing.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Jun 3, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Enjoyed the photos, thanks for sharing!
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
  Jun 3, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
where did you see the on-line banter? I just completed a permitted 23 mile packraft and canyoneering trip first week in may. started down n. bass into muave canyon, and exited at tapeats, thunder river bill hall trail.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Jun 3, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
nice pictures and rad summit bags!

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