for next weekend in the desert
Headed to a canyon (or 2) that will have potholes. Let's practice
This IS NOT BASIC RAPPELLING.
We will do that another time.
This evening is for those who already have canyoneering experience.
READ this BEFORE our evening practice - Pothole Escape for Dummies
- all your usual canyoneering gear
- HELMET REQUIRED
Mexican ___ ? ____ Knot - AJ
Pastula taught me and it is v cool
Double quick link
Fifi hook (You Tube video en Espanol)
- an old beat up pack that we can fill w heavy gear and toss onto or over rock
If you've done enough canyoneering to be headed with us to potholes that need escape techniques and tools, it is time to buy some of the tools. Not everyone must have a rope and surely not all 200' ropes. Who owns a fifi hook? How about a potshot (best used in 2's)? How about a sandtrap?
Meet at Devils Kitchen parking lot inside east entrance to CNM at 6 PM and plan to be out 2-1/2 hours or until dark, which ever is the later.
We will start there and may have to scrounge around to find practice places for some of the techniques we want to spend time on this evening.
- All your usual canyoneering gear
- HELMET is required
- Someone needs to own another Pot Shot - I have one
- Someone needs to buy a Sand Trap
- Fiddle stick if you have one
- Quick Links
- Lots of 1" Webbing - 15', 30', 60' lengths
- Rope, if you have 1 or more, please bring them
- Beat up pack that we can use for pack toss practice
Tell in your RSVP what gear you are bringing.
Will you be joining us in the San Rafael Swell for 1 or 2 canyons this coming weekend?
Here is a good general read on canyon ethics and more
Doug Van Etten [masked]
Canyons for this weekend -- planned or suggested (depends on who comes along and how the first day goes with potholes)
Cable Canyon is planned for Saturday
Some of the possible Sunday options:
Knotted Rope Canyon video Mellow
Seegers Hole video Stiff
Quandary Canyon video Stiff
Crack Canyon video (non-technical)
Ding & Dang Canyons video (non-technical)
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