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Ladder/Micro Canyon 3AII

This is a short canyon located in the Superstition Mountains. There is one rappel that must be ascended to get out.

Team gear: 1 x 100 ft rope, 10 ft tubuler webbing, 1 quicklink, ascenders, first aid kit.

Personal gear required: Helmet, Harness, descender, pocket knife, 3 locking carabiners, ascenders (if you own some), food/water, and a great attitude.

Meetup Location:

Walgreens Parking Lot
55 W Apache Trail,
Apache Junction, AZ

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for posting the pics Jack. We did get a butt load of your ascent and they were AWESOME. You were certainly the most determined of the group. Always nice having you along.

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great pics, guys, feel like i was there in the waist/chest deep water! lol. looks like a fun day indeed, good work.

    2 · March 7, 2013

    • Anne T.

      Waist/chest deep water, is for James. For me is neck deep.

      3 · March 7, 2013

  • Anne T.

    Great team that is full of great people who are kind, helpful and pretty cool. James did a great job. He knows how to make everyone feel welcome. Thanks for the help from everyone.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great time with Stowers, Williams, Hasselbusch and Tian. You were all fantatic and it was great to have you along as part of all the fun. I look forward to our new adventures. =-)

    2 · March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fkng sick, and I/m annoyed about it

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've added a pocket knife to the list of personal gear. This can be especially important for anyone that uses a personal safety method e.g.; (autoblock, top belay). I've experienced a time where someone got stuck on an autoblock and had to cut it and a time that my rope got stuck in a pinchpoint while top belaying and the belay rope had to be cut. Needless to say, it can get pretty darn scary when someone gets stuck by the safety device they were taught would protect them. Always nice to have a knife on your side.

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There is a maximum of 6 participants for any canyon I'm leading and I go off a first come first serve basis. I do not have administrative privilages so I am unable to set a number of participants or waitlist. If you are unable to come please let me know and change your RSVP to not coming so that standby's can come.

    February 26, 2013

  • Mike W.

    James what Kind of bags do you run for civilian canyoneering? I'm kind of inclined to get one of the fancy civilian waterproof 20l backpacks in the morning if it's a wise investment. Any opinions or guidance?

    February 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can use just about any typical backcountry backpack and there are also ones made specifically for canyoneering that you can purchase online. A waterproof pack is bad. The key to a good canyon pack is good water drainage. You can accomplish this by installing grommets in the bottom of your pack. You can use dry bags/canyon kegs for items that you need to keep dry.

      February 25, 2013

    • Mike W.

      Cool. I actually run grommets in my assault pack so I'll just keep using that thing.

      February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Al. The doc has me on an antibiotic and I should be all good by next week. He said I was smart to see him so soon. We caught it while it was in the early stage and it should prevent any rupturing. =-) I'm glad you will be able to attend Parker/Jug. If they are running it will be my first time to see them wet. =-)

    February 26, 2013

  • Al P.

    Sorry to hear about your ear, hope it heals OK...however, it opens me up for the Jug if you do it on the 27th

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM to Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM to Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm terribly sorry guys and I hope you all have a chance to read this before Wednesday. I have an outer ear infection (swimmers ear) and I will be unable to run this canyon on the February 27th. For now I'm going to move it to March 27th but I may run it on March 6th and run Parker/Jug on the 27th. Let me know how you guys feel about the reschedule dates.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to have to add a wetsuit to this one guys. 4/3 or thicker is recomended as I'm expecting the water to be cold after the recent weather. As always, know yourself and use your best judgement.

    February 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cyn is rates "A" for dry but it nonetheless has pools? I am just learning the cyn rating system so I need to ask. Is rating system not typically applicable year-round but is highly variable?

      February 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I found this route in the AZ Tech Cyn book and in the Micro narrows the guy is wading through what for me would probably be a waist deep pool. Aha! Actually in that book they rate it as having long sections of wading. So yes I see "dry" is not assuredly dry... but depends.

      February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please don't come if you are hurt cybele.

    February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My had is better enuf that I was going to go climbing Tuesday and lead at the Pond. I know my body. At this point in the healing if it's not 5.8-9 or harder I'm ok. However, I do not own a wetsuit. I read this cyn was dry but is that not the case after recent rain?

      February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can i make it a maybe i hurt my hand last weekend and as long as i'm able to use my ascender i'll come. it should be ok if it keeps healing at the current rate.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hmm i'm super interested and have the day off. got gear/exper with ascend/descend (tho i use El Cap/climber style equip). long time rock climber

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for asking Luke. I wouldn't recommend this canyon if you have not done any ascending.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It has a single rap between 70 and 80 feet Al. It also must be ascended to get out of canyon.

    February 19, 2013

  • luke e.

    Would this be good for first timer ?

    February 18, 2013

  • Al P.

    How many and how long are the raps?

    February 18, 2013

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