October 29, 2013
i've been canyoneering for about a year and a half, under the tutelage of lori curry at lvmc. i've been out of it for about 6 months due to other commitments, so i consider myself a rookie again.
i've taken several courses through the las vegas mountaineering club, taught by lori curry. canyoneering 101, 102, 201.
i have a harness, helmet, several locking carabiners, PAS, an ATS device, and i have access to 200' of 9mm static rope if my partner isn't using it. also the usual headlamp and other essentials.
i've now done keyhole multiple times, cherry twice, sheepbone once. i've done more mountaineering than canyoneering.
i've been a member of the las vegas mountaineering club for about 3 years. last year i finished the lvmc 50 classic peaks list. i got into canyoneering thru dianne merrill adkins, who graciously took me on my first 2 rappels ever! i was hooked.
this was my first outing with this group. what a nice crew! dianne did a great job herding us thru the canyon.