Originally a settlement for troops and refugees, this canyon has begun to serve as a testing site for future Covenant technology.
This map has a unique balance. The sun-lit rock wall features more traditional close quarters actions, with little room for vehicles to maneuver (reminiscent of Blood Gulch's caves and rock paths). The shadow side is more open, and supports vehicles much better. The central camp is open, with cover mostly being available on the outskirts of the tents.
In CTF, the blue flag/base is situated in a high elevation area. To balance this for red team, there is a tucked away man cannon on the vehicle side of the map, partly out of the blue team's view. This jumps straight toward the blue flag.