Reavis Falls Technical Canyon or Non-Tech Backpack

  • November 9, 2013 · 6:30 AM
  • Home Depot

Reavis Falls is in the heart of the superstitions and at a towering 196 feet, is taller than the Niagara Falls... and we're going to rappel it.

Starting from Rogers Trough we'll hike 14 miles on Trail #109 heading north going through Reavis Ranch and continuing on until we peel off the main trail and head down the steep canyon towards the creek where we'll set up camp. Once camp is set up we'll hike up the creek approximately 1/2 mile (no trail) to Reavis Falls.

Optional Badass route.

Those that are up for the adventure will leave the main group approx 10 miles into the hike and start the off trail section to the top of Reavis Falls. From there we'll set the anchor and descend nearly 200' and meet the rest of the group. Hopefully the falls will be raging for better pictures.

At camp we'll cook up Canyon Carne Asada Fajitas and Margaritas.

The next day we'll head back out on a steep ascent for the first mile back to trail #109 and trace our route back to the car at Rogers Trough. We'll stop for cold beers and burgers after.

30 miles RT.
6400 ft of total accumulated gain.

This trip is for advanced and fit backpackers only. Please know your own skills and abilities before signing up.  I will have a GPX and Map files to send out later... rather, Coulter will have these to send out.

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  • Lucie

    Great trip, thanks guys!!

    November 10, 2013

  • AZMike

    Good friends and good food. Thanks for putting this trip on.

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great weekend, fun times! Thanks Nate for leading this trip.

    November 10, 2013

  • Nate

    Forecast this weekend. Highs are upper 60's, lows in lower 40's.
    0% precip­

    November 7, 2013

  • Jason N

    Sorry, didnt know I got bumped up. I already made plans for the weekend. Still 4 people wanting a spot, thanks for the consideration though! Have funn y'all

    November 6, 2013

  • Nate

    There will be 2 groups going now:

    Tech Group (long)- 15 miles from the south meeting at 6:30a

    Non-Tech (short)- 4 miles from the north lead by Lucky meeting at 9:30a. Both groups meeting at the Home Depot/Burger King off Power/60.

    Again, please keep in mind for tech group you should have a pack with grommet/drainage holes and double dry bag gear you don't want to get wet. We could have possible wades but unlikely swimmers, although be prepared. No wetsuits needed. Also, need to c"have your helmet, harness, descender, auto-block and PAS. I will need volunteers to carry webbing, and 2x120 ft ropes for retrieval. I will carry the 200' rappelling rope. Also keep in mind we are exiting out Sunday hiking on trail 15 miles going back south with aforementioned hardwear and gear, first 1.5 miles is steep and rocky. Read between the lines...

    Please kindly respond here which group you plan to go in.

    Thank you and good luck to all.

    November 3, 2013

    • Heather

      I'm not going to be able to make this trip after all. I ended up with a four day weekend and I'm going to head a little farther out of town. Have a great weekend and I'll see you next time.

      1 · November 5, 2013

    • Angelo P.

      Looks like Miles and I are gonna take the long way from Rogers Trough-non tech. Hiking the short route out on Sunday.

      November 5, 2013

  • Nick

    How many hanging spots are there, nate? It'd be a lot lighter to go that route...

    November 4, 2013

    • Nate

      Limited but we can make it work, we'll just be spread out a bit, we'll be about 5 mins walk up creek from the main camp.

      November 4, 2013

  • tylurr

    Im still on waiting list if someone drops im up for it

    November 4, 2013

  • Nate

    Lucky will be leading a non-tech from the North, a shorter route (~5 miles) for those interested. Please respond if you're interested in the ~15miles tech section or ~5 miles non-tech.

    There will be quite a party at Reavis Falls

    October 30, 2013

    • AZMike

      I'm going to do both the technical and non-technical routes at the same time.

      3 · October 30, 2013

  • Nate


    For the Technical Canyon Crew we will be doing more than just the 200 ft falls rappel. We will be breaking off the main trail around Reavis Ranch. There is a well defined trail leading into the drop in section of a technical canyon and we have the GPS waypoint. From there we'll have be exposed to a several miles of non-stop boulder hopping, down climbs and possible swims seeing a total of 5 rappels, all under 60 ft except for the final 200 ft falls. After the final rappel we'll hike down stream the quarter mile into camp.

    Depending on water levels, I highly recommend double dry bagging anything you don't want to get wet. For those new to technical canyon-backpacking, your packs will be significantly heavier with additional hardwear. Please know your abilities in down climbs and boulder hopping with the additional pack weight, it makes it much more challenging than a lighter pack on day trip tech canyons.

    For Non-Tech Crew I will have maps printed and ready to hand out at trail head for the turn o

    October 30, 2013

  • Jason M.

    Nate-Dawg... how is the hanging there? Enough spots for everyone? The wife is tagging along on this one so we're doing the asy route and should get there fairly early. Let me know if spots need to be reserved.

    October 24, 2013

    • Nate

      Hanging's a bit slim close to the main camp but not an issue we may just be spread out a bit no worries being Jenny!

      October 24, 2013

    • Nate

      *bring Jenny

      October 24, 2013

  • Melanie G.

    Any chance I could get on the wait list?

    October 6, 2013

  • Dave B

    Very cool to see Jason joining in on the fun! Welcome back!

    1 · October 1, 2013

  • Glenn M.

    Sounds like fun. Wouldn't commit unless I have proper gear in judgement of the leader. Have done several canyons in the Supes and West Clear with multiple rappels. Have harness, Piranha descender with carabiner and helmet. Don't know if wet suits needed because of descent into pools. Confident I can handle the hiking and bouldering. Feel free to call[masked], [masked] to question my experience.

    September 13, 2013

    • Lynn

      Hi Nate, my +1 has a 200', 6.3m pull cord. We have harnesses, ATS, helmets and wetsuits if necessary. Badass option please.

      September 13, 2013

    • Glenn M.

      PAS-presume personal anchor(security while going on rappel)-don't have but could get by then. Safety measures?-don't have auto block-cost?

      September 14, 2013

  • Kent L.

    Cool! I wanna do the badass route.

    September 14, 2013

  • Micah R.

    Was good to meet you guys on Monday. Let me know if spaces open up. - Micah

    September 13, 2013

  • Alan P.

    I would love to do this but I have SAR training that day :-( . You all have fun for me and stay safe.

    September 13, 2013

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