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Goldstrike Canyon - Obstacles Along the Way
(Goldstrike Hot Springs and Nevada Hot Springs)
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Stone steps 1.5 miles out (view from above). No fixed rope. From above, this looks far worse than it really is. Coming up, you just walk up the steps without hesitating.
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Stone steps (view from below).
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First fixed rope (view from above). This is the only fixed rope before getting to Goldstrike Hot Springs.
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First fixed rope (view from below). The rope mostly helps at the step up from the ground.
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Second fixed rope. Hiker making the big step up.
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Hiker on slick rock. The rope runs out before the slick rock does.
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Hikers bypassing the second fixed rope by downclimbing the waterfall. The hiker's hands are on the rock with the rope.
No photo here.
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Third fixed rope (view from above). This is more awkward than it looks.
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Third fixed rope (view from below).
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Fourth fixed rope (view from above); this is quite awkward.
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Fourth fixed rope (view from above).
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Fifth fixed rope (view from above). The flat rock under foot is amazingly slick. Going up or down, don't step on this rock without holding onto the rope.
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Fifth fixed rope (view from below). Another awkward move.

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