River Road Climbing Morning Glory / Medieval Chamber

Moab, UT 84532, USA

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  • Rock Climbing
  • Climbing

Morning Glory is an easy half day excursion that begins approximately 5 miles west of Moab, Utah. After navigating through a series of drainages, fins and canyons, one rappels into a unique "hidden chamber" to the top of the Morning Glory Arch. A second free hanging rappel off the top of the arch brings you to the Negro Bill Canyon. From there it is an easy two mile hike to the Negro Bill Canyon trail head on Hwy 128. Whichever route is chosen, it should lead to a bolted rappel anchor above a steep drop off into the "hidden chamber". This rappel point is somewhat exposed, but not bad. A single 60 meter rope will take you to the bottom of this interesting chamber. From there, it is only a short distance to the top of the Morning Glory Arch. A tree above the arch serves as the rappel anchor for this double 60 meter rope rappel. This free hanging rappel is certainly the highlight of the excursion. There is a $5.00 fee per vehicle to enter Sand Flats Road. The permit is valid for three days.


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37.7 F (3.2 C)

Wind: Calm

Humidity: 79%

Pressure: 1016(mb)

Dewpoint: 32 F (0 C)

UV: 0

Visibility: 16.1(km)

Precip: 0.00 in (0 mm)

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