East of Mecca, California, Ladder Canyon gets its name from the ladders located at several dry falls areas. Rope Canyon, nearby, gets its name from rope assists. Ladder Canyon is the more popular route, though I've included a few photographs from Rope Canyon.
Several of us went together and found the hiking interesting and pleasant. We encountered many other hikers along the route. However, there was not a crush of people, and most of the time we enjoyed the solitude of the narrows. I would go again and perhaps explore the trail beyond the ropes.
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