Classic Canyon - 3A-II & Fall Creek - 3B-III

I missed these two last week but I hear it was awesome!

It looks like there was water last week and with the rains expected later this week there could be more so be prepared for that with drybags and adequate layering.

I've copied most of the info from Deven's meetu-up last Thursday.

Classic Canyon and Fall Creek Canyon are both located in the Big Tujunga section of the San Gabriel Mountains. Together these canyons are a 6 mile 3A-II / 3B-III trip requiring rappelling (possibly in cold falling water), pool and river wading, down climbing, and scrambling. They require 5-6 hours to complete. About 7 raps: (Classic) 25ft, 40ft, 160ft(?), (Fall) 25ft, 35ft, 20ft, 70ft.

Located north of Burbank/Tujunga, about 12.2 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon Rd from Foothill Blvd at Forest Road 3N27. Loop hike, no vehicle shuttle necessary. Elevation is about 3,100-2,300ft. Splash suit, drybag, and adequately warm clothing necessary. Wetsuit optional. Participants should have at least a “low-intermediate" skill set and comfort with rapping in a waterfall.

Required gear:

@TEAM: (Minimum) 200' rope, 120' rope, 70' rope, 50' webbing, 4 rapides.

@INDIVIDUAL: harness, helmet, descender, prusiks, locking biners, splash suit (water gear), neoprene socks, headlamp, food/water, and any other typical personal gear.

MEETUP Location, Saturday, February 23rd:

McDonalds Parking Lot, 7:30am

7950 Foothill Blvd, Sunland, CA 91040

GPS:[masked], [masked]

Trailhead:

GPS:[masked], [masked]

Dirt parking area at Forest Road 3N27 gate, about 12.2 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon Rd from Foothill Blvd, and about 0.6 miles before (west of) Angeles Forest Hwy junction.

Beta/Maps/Photos:

http://www.dankat.com/advents/classc.htm

http://www.dankat.com/advents/fallcr.htm

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  • Running R.

    The Fall Creek video is now uploaded. You can view the video at:

    https://vimeo.com/61133186

    March 5, 2013

  • Running R.

    I have classic canyon uploaded. You can view the video at:

    https://vimeo.com/60668992

    I will have fall creek uploaded next week. I have a 500mb limit.

    March 2, 2013

    • Scott M.

      Nice video Ron! I left you a post on your profile page. Send me an email so we can talk about Las Vegas in March [masked]

      March 3, 2013

  • Jason

    Unfortunately can't join you, but I did just post updated beta for both of these canyons posted on uCanyon tonight. My rappel lengths for fall creek are slightly different, might be differences/changes in anchor location, or I just read them wrong when I went through. Any feed back would be appreciated.

    February 18, 2013

    • Alden

      Thanks for the info Jason. I'll print it out and bring it along. I've noticed on some of Brennan's beta that the raps don't include the anchor placement and have almost gotten in trouble a few times due to this.

      February 19, 2013

    • Alden

      Jason I didn't find anything in your beta that needed correction. On Fall Creek the bolts on rap 3 are solid. (You mentioned that they should be checked first.) Thanks for the concise beta!

      February 25, 2013

  • Jonathan M. B.

    Hey Alden, thanks man we had a great time and thanks and cheers to all you guys, we had a blast! Looking forward to the time.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Running R.

    This was a really fun day of canyoneering. Great Group!
    Thanks Alden.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Alden

      Great shots Ron! Thanks again!

      February 25, 2013

  • Gregory Rocketman R.

    This was a good trip to get what it is like doing canyoneering and rapples in water...you well enjoy it.

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • Zach G.

      Hey rocketman let me know when you're doing another one I might

      February 24, 2013

    • Gregory Rocketman R.

      Well do Zach, it was good to meet you.

      February 24, 2013

  • Zach G.

    What's your vehicle look like so we know what to look for at McDonald

    February 23, 2013

  • Alden

    Ron: If you get a chance go ahead and put these coordinates into you GPS. I'll be putting them in my topo app as well.
    GPS:
    Parking at FR 3N27:[masked], [masked]
    Entry to Classic:[masked], [masked]
    FR 3N27 to Fall:[masked], [masked]
    Entry to Fall:[masked], [masked]
    Return to FR 3N27:[masked], [masked]
    Return to Vehicle:[masked], [masked]

    February 22, 2013

  • Alden

    Does anyone have a rope? I've got a 200' and a 100' but I'd be nice to have one or two more.

    February 20, 2013

    • Scott M.

      Now lets hope me or my wife doesn't get the flu in the next 2 days. Both of my daughters have it right now :(

      February 21, 2013

    • Alden

      Uh oh! It's going around!

      February 22, 2013

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