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Classic Canyon & Fall Creek

This is for the recent graduates of the Technical Canyoneering Course on Oct 20th ONLY. This is not a guided trip. You are responsible for your own safety and gear.

Classic Canyon is a small lateral ravine that tumbles down the cliff wall of Big Tujunga Canyon a short distance downstream of the point where the Fall Creek fire road crosses the river. It is readily accessed from that fire road just a few hundred yards above the Big Tujunga. This is a short adventure hike that rappels down three dryfalls the last one being about 160ft high.

Fall Creek is a small tributary of Mill Creek that tumbles down the cliff wall of Big Tujunga Canyon a little distance downstream of the point where the Fall Creek fire road crosses the river. These waterfalls are readily viewed (and studied) from the fire road on the other side of the canyon and so, unlike most other hikes, you have a chance to plan your rappels in advance.

This is a relatively short adventure hike that rappels down the four waterfalls by which Fall Creek makes its dramatic entrance into the Big Tujunga. These rappels are quite demanding (the last and highest is about 70ft high) and should only be undertaken after some simpler experiences. They represent an exciting (and wet) challenge, ideal for a warm spring or summer day.

THE MEET UP TIME AT RALPH'S WILL BE AT 7AM. We will then consolidate cars and drive to the trailhead together. Long pants and shirt is advised.

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

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  • Jorge

    It was an awesome experience with amazing group of adventurers. Solid Leader, and strong support.

    November 4, 2013

  • Dan C.

    awesome I would do it again anytime. another great canyon with a great group. thanks Freddy

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Jorge

    Amazing adventure! Had such a great time, awesome people amazing leader, and great support team! I didn't anticipate getting so wet, but now I know I need to buy some proper gear. Thanks Freddy for the awesome experience, lesson, and great conversation. I had a blast, I can't wait for our next one. Let me know!

    November 4, 2013

  • John G.

    Today was a great day. I enjoyed meeting most of you for the first time and canyoneering with you all. Freddy is an awesome leader with a knack for finding lots of bushwacking opportunities. :-D In all seriousness, thanks for putting this trip together.

    November 3, 2013

  • Freddy

    Great group today-nice canyons didn't anticipate the water flow which was chilly and some waist high pools. Everyone performed great and thanks to those who helped with carrying the rope bags,it was a truly a team effort today.

    November 3, 2013

  • Tina R.

    What a great day for canyoneering and meeting new peeps!

    November 3, 2013

  • Freddy

    We are here

    November 3, 2013

  • Freddy

    A quick note to all attending: Please be on time at Ralph's. I do allow a small 10 minute window for those running late provided you contact me with an update. Also, the last time we did these canyons Sept 1st the walk down was chilly so a lite fleece would be good, long pants are a must (you've been warned). [masked]

    See you all tomorrow, it's gonna be fun.

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Dan C.

      I come from south OC as well and i usually give myself 2 hours.

      November 2, 2013

    • Chris S.

      I'm here.

      November 3, 2013

  • Freddy

    Remember set clocks back tonight

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Scott M.

    Just a word of caution. Last time we descended Classic a huge boulder fell during the rope pull on the last rap. I don't know if there are anymore widow makers up there, but be careful. Have fun!

    2 · October 21, 2013

    • Scott M.

      It was the early part of this year. Definitely not rattlesnake beta. Probably not an issue, but just be careful. Wish I had seen that you were descending in Sept. I would have posted then.

      October 22, 2013

    • Freddy

      Thanks for update Scott. Me to that would have been fun

      October 22, 2013

  • Chris S.

    As soon as I get some things ironed out, I'm in. I should know by tomorrow..

    October 21, 2013

    • Freddy

      Okay.

      October 21, 2013

    • Chris S.

      All set. See you guys on the 3rd.

      1 · October 22, 2013

  • Tina R.

    Thanks Dan : ) AKA L.A.M.R. for helping us get out there!

    Beegs your still L.A.M.R. to the rest of us.... : )

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Freddy

    For those of you wondering who Dan Church is he is a friend who has tons of experience and I've asked him to help me with L.A.M.R,belaying and rigging without him this event would not be happening. Thanks Dan.

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Tom D.

    Should we bring our own ropes? If so, what do you recommend? Thx

    October 21, 2013

    • Freddy

      No, we have it covered.

      October 21, 2013

  • Tom D.

    Thanks Freddy! Can't wait!!!!

    October 21, 2013

  • Jorge

    Thanks Freddy, looking forward to it! And it was nice meeting you this past weekend!

    October 21, 2013

  • alexey

    awesomeness!

    October 21, 2013

  • Tina R.

    Thanks... Freddy! Looking forward to it! Come on let's do this...

    October 21, 2013

  • Klaus G.

    Wayne, Chris, Beegs (Chris), Tina, Alexey, Jorge and Tom ... this trip is for you guys! Thanks Freddy!

    October 21, 2013

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