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UER Forum > Private Boards Index > The great outdoors > Canyoneering (Viewed 973 times)
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Canyoneering
< on 5/26/2016 4:48 AM >
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Therrin and I became NSS member in Illinois and enjoyed a few awesome trips to mind-blow caves. When we moved out to CA, we joined the SoCal grotto hoping to continue our caving adventures. Unfortunately, there's not too many caves out here. There are however, some seriously kickass canyons. Already being comfortable with SRT, we had a good headstart to jump into canyoneering. We've been on about half a dozen trips now and they've all been awesome. Anyone else here canyoneer?

I haven't been bringing my dslr with for obvious reasons, but here's a few cell phone shots:


My First canyon!


On this particular canyon, there was a crowd at the bottom of the very last waterfall (that waterfall is the 'big attraction' of that area. So Therrin decided to hang upside down for them.


Night canyon!




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< Reply # 1 on 5/26/2016 5:30 PM >
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Looks pretty awesome! I want to do the Subway in Zion one of these years, canyoneering is really fun




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< Reply # 2 on 5/28/2016 7:54 AM >
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Still the only thing I think of when I hear "canyoneering" is 127 hours, but that is likely because I've never actually done it. Didn't know Cali was big on canyons though. Mines for sure, but it has been awhile. Are there any resources (like Mountain Project-ish) for canyons and the like or is it like UE where you just have to find one and follow it?




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< Reply # 3 on 5/29/2016 7:58 PM >
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I currently live in Southern California, all of the canyons I've done are in the San Gabriels. There are definitely canyoneering resources out there. The one I use most is rope wiki. Here's a example of the most recent canyon we did: http://ropewiki.com/Eaton_Canyon

People have actually died/gotten severely injured in that one, but none of them canyoneers from what I've heard. Safety is always our number one concern. No matter what we do, we never go alone, someone on the outside always knows where we area and when to expect to hear from us, and we always bring enough gear to be able to ascend in case we need to. Therrin is also trained in confined space and rope rescue for work and was a certified EMT back in the day. Plus he has over a decade of rope experience. I probably would have been a little weary of getting into this kind of stuff without him around.

During one grotto meeting we had a speaker who does slot canyons in the Grand Canyon speak and he had done canyons that there were no record of anyone else having done before. To me that is scary. Once you drop your first rappel in a canyon, you're essentially trapped in the canyon. You pull the rope behind you so you can't go back up, the only way is down. If you get to a point where there's nothing to tie an anchor to at a drop, or where you don't have enough rope for the drop, you're pretty much screwed. He had some amazing photos and videos to show for it though.




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