Introducing the newest, most comprehensive, and best southwest technical slot canyoneering book ever produced by Michael R. Kelsey–or any other author for that matter! In this new Updated 2nd Edition of the Technical Slot Canyons to the Colorado Plateau you’ll find 368 pages documenting about 120 major technical canyons plus many more smaller (though no less challenging) tributary slots. Several of the canyons in this edition have never been published before. Divided into nine different geographic regions spread out through both Southern Utah and Northern Arizona (with a couple in western Colorado), this book will provide many seasons worth of gear wearing, skin scrapping, heart pounding canyoneering adventure to any moderate to expert canyoneer. With 411 full color fotographs, this book is also an amazing canyoneering photo pictorial–if the books format was larger you’d want to use it as a coffee table book in the off season.
As point of clarification and warning, this book is not for the beginner, novice, or out of shape canyoneer. This is a technical slot canyon guidebook. All canyons found in this guidebook require moderate to advanced climbing techniques and almost all canyons require the use of ropes and/or other specialized equipment to safety traverse them. For canyons that do not require a higher degree of climbing knowhow or specialized gear, see Kelsey’s Non-Technical Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau, 7th Edition, or later.