Photos of the hard-to-reach Grotto Canyon in Death Valley National Park.
Grotto Canyon is one of the most beautiful slot-canyon in Death Valley. It is very close from Stovepipe Wells and easy to access, but getting up this canyon is a real workout and it cannot be done alone and requires ropes.
A group of at least 4 people with at least 9 meters (30 feet) of climbing rope or strap can easiely pass the first 3 dry falls, and there is a 30 feet dry fall that can be bypassed by the left (East side).
Two experienced climbers may be able to negotiate this canyon, but I am not sure I could have been very far up without the help of all the other hikers that we met there. And I did have exactly the type of climbing rope we needed.
Our great team that day was Lauren, Dana, Aprin, Chhun, Sharon and I. Yay!
For more information about Grotto Canyon, read www.americansouthwest.net/slot_canyons/grotto/canyon.html