Upper Uncompahgre - Wed 8/13

  • August 13, 2014 · 7:45 AM
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For anyone who is coming in early for the festival, I have up to three spots left for an Upper Uncompahgre trip for Wednesday. (6 ppl max, I currently have 3) We'll meet at my campsite at Amphitheater at 7:45am, iron out the final details/carpools, and the plan is to leave my campsite at 8am.

We are leaving early in the morning to avoid the common afternoon storms and so we will be back by 3pm, so we can help Greg set up the tent.

Note, this is one of the bigger water flow canyons in Ouray; so sorry, but no beginners on this one. You should be very comfortable on rappel, and should have at least done a few class C canyons as well. It's a blast though; it's many people's favorite canyon as there are jumps, slides, etc. (I just checked, and the flows are still a little bigger than normal. It's definitely doable, as I was there a few weeks ago, and the flow is a little lower than when I was last out there, and the flow back then was sporty and fun. ;)

Make sure you have a full wetsuit, 3mm full at the minimum; and 5mm full is recommended. Bring a whistle (without a cork ball in it), and a baseball cap to wear under your helmet (to keep an air pocket from the water.) When you RSVP, private message me with three things:
1) Tell me what canyoneering, and especially class C canyon experience you have.
2) Tell me a good number to contact you on Tuesday; preferably something that has voicemail, so I can leave you my campsite info in case you can't answer when I call.
3) Tell me if you have gear to bring; i.e. 120' rope (preferably 9mm in a bag), webbing and/or quicklinks.

I'm shooting to get a walk-in campsite on Tuesday at Amphitheater. So, my plan will be to call you on Tuesday, to tell you the campsite number (after we know it; likely Tues afternoon); so you can meet us there on Wednesday morning.

For all those that can't make this one, I look forward to seeing/meeting you in the evening!

Take care,
A.J.

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  • Dan

    We did AJ. Can't wait till next year. I will send you the video after I return home. Thanks again for everything.

    1 · August 18

  • Dan

    AJ many thanks on our awesome trip. I had a great time and liked the challenge.

    2 · August 15

    • AJ

      You are welcome Dan. It was definitely a great time. Was fun to do the canyon with you and the crew. Hope you guys had a blast in Oak on the last day.

      August 18

  • angela k.

    Awesome day!! Thank you so much AJ for leading us through our first Ouray canyon. Epic!!! You were a wonderful lead :) special thanks to Adam for being the "wing beneath your wings " and our trusted meat anchor! Also thanks to Kristen for all the help in navigating down climbs and Dan for the spectacular company. You guys rock!!!

    1 · August 13

    • AJ

      Very welcome. Everyone did great. It was a fun day, and glad our weather window held. Look forward to more canyons with you guys in the future!

      1 · August 14

  • Yvonne

    AJ thank you very much for hosting and leading this ridiculously awesome canyon. Great group and looking forward to more canyons with everyone again.

    1 · August 14

  • Ruth S.

    I was hoping you guys didn't get rained out up there!

    August 13

  • AJ

    Very fun day!

    August 13

  • AJ

    Very fun day!

    August 13

  • Dan

    Hello AJ I would be interested in this trip. I arrive in Ouray on Tuesday and will be staying at the campground. I can come by your site to discuss more if that is ok.

    August 11

    • AJ

      Note: To messge me, just click on my name to get to my profile. Then, just under my name on the profile screen, there is a "Message" link. Include your regular e-mail address too; might be easier for communications. (Note: I'm purposely not posting my e-mail address, and am using Message so no e-mail addresses are posted on the web so not crawlers will find it and start sending us spam...

      August 11

    • Dan

      Can we converse via email. Mine is [masked]

      August 11

  • AJ

    Adam and Kristin; you guys are the +2 on my RSVP; so no need for you guys to RSVP.

    August 10

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