Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rappeling into "The Cracks" near Holbrook

There was a comment added today to one of my blog posts from 2010, about "The Cracks" near Holbrook in eastern Arizona. The cracks are extension fractures over the Holbrook anticline.

Well, alerted by the post, J. Barr recently rappelled into some of them, going as much as 140 feet deep. He posted photos at the website Team Crowbar. [Right, credit Team Crowbar]

These are the first photos I've seen from inside the cracks and they are fantastic.

Kids, don't try this yourself. Note that these guys are well prepared and trained for this. This is not a place where you want to get stuck.

1 comment:

  1. Those are some great photos at that link. Some time ago I enjoyed a talk by Peter Huntoon about exploring cracks in the Leupp area, which appear very similar to those in the Holbrook area, although more widely spaced. IMS he said he rappelled more than 200 feet into these cracks.

    Is this a great state for exploring, or what?