Great Falls of the Fox Canyon is located in the Big Tujunga section of the San Gabriel Mountains. Using the shortcut approach, this canyons is about a 7 mile 3BR-IV trip requiring rappelling (possibly in cold falling water), pool and river wading, down climbing, and scrambling. It requires 9-11 hours to complete. About 8 raps over a series of water falls: 50ft, 12ft, 30ft, 10ft, 100ft, 20ft, 35ft, 60ft.
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 3,300-2,300ft. Splash suit, drybag, neoprene socks and adequately warm clothing necessary. Wetsuit optional. Participants should have at least an “intermediate-high" skill set and comfort with rapping in a waterfall.
(Above map shows Brennen shortcut with steep climb out of Fox Creek to reach top of Great Falls gorge. Below map shows an alternative ATS approach from farther up the fire road.)
Limit 6 participants, plus waiting list. If the waiting list contains people capable of forming a second gear-independent and navigation-independent team (and a person qualified/willing to lead it), it might be possible to include more participants from waiting list.
@TEAM: (Minimum) 150' 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, gators or long pants, and any other typical personal gear.
MEETUP Location, Saturday, March 16th:
McDonalds Parking Lot, 8:00am
7950 Foothill Blvd, Sunland, CA 91040
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.