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bei Harrisburg, Utah (United States)
Hidden Star is short but surprisingly fun. There is one pothole in Hidden Star that could give some people trouble. If you are tall and are a confident stemmer you can stem over the pothole to avoid it. If you are not a confident stemmer or fall in you will find your self in a pothole that could be difficult to get out of. With that in mind you should be prepared to do a pack or potshot toss to get past this obstacle. If you stem over the pothole fine the canyon deserves a 3 rating. If you do not stem over the pothole you may need to use pothole escape techniques and the canyon deserves a 4 rating.
The first rap is generally done with a 200 foot rope which is left behind while you finish the route. Be sure to leave a note on the rope so someone doesn't mistake it for trash and haul it out. The exit for Hidden Star will take you back near rap 1 where you can pick up your rope on the way out.
Leaving your rope at rap 1 will make the route more enjoyable since you can travel with a smaller rope the rest of the way. Pulling the rope from the bottom has begun creating rope grooves in the sandstone part way down the rappel. Retrieving the rope from the top will help minimize the rope grooving.
Short vegetated area between sections of potholes. Good place to gatehr dirt etc if you need to do a potshot or pack toss to get past a pothole farther down canyon.
Downclimb of about 30 feet with moderate difficulty.
Bottom of Hidden Star Canyon where there is a large ravine on the RDC side. Exit by climbing along the slickrock to the right (east) of the ravine to get to the top.
Flat spot along the ridge which is a compfrtable place to stop and puts you about 150 feet away from your rope left at rap 1. Turn right and walk east down into the drainage to retrieve your rope left at rap 1.