Boulder Narrows This place is interesting to hikers because of a loop connecting Houserock Rapid to this location, and with a break in the west rim just downriver. The big rock obstructing about half the normal river width is something to see a small pile of driftwood on top shows what high water is like.
Routes Connects with Houserock Rapid along the rightside riverbank without any trouble. Going to the rim: downriver to the next side-drainage, secure adequate water reserves for the season and be prepared for a difficult ascent. Approach from the downriver area of the beach and go up the center of the drainage to the first headwall and make a short/easy climb on the south keeping to the downriver slope. Continue ascending a secure rocky boulder jumble to the embedded boulder headwall. Climb up to the right with extreme caution and move left to get above the adjacent cliff. Go up a layer onto a good shelf in the Supai and track south. Ascend the lower slope and travel south crossing low in a major slide ravine to the next ridgeline this crossover is extremely important as the nearer slope is isolated at the top. Ascending the correct ridge goes to the base of the Cononino cliff just above a very large rock at the the top of this slope. Here, sign of trail construction shows going left several places require some climbing although trail improvement and a series of distinct switchbacks show the route has been developed. Just before the big ramp up through the top cliff, go north to find a broad grassy swale with an exit break through the cliff at the far end.
2009 October - Descend Nims route, overnight at the river, downriver and out at mile-19.