Rubio Canyon, 3BII
"This hike presents the adventurer with a special combination of intriguing stories of human endevour and the challenges of a precipitous canyon in the foothills north of Pasadena. It involves a straightforward trail hike to the top of the historic promontory known as Echo Mountain followed by a descent through the rugged Rubio Canyon. Rubio is a relatively small canyon that begins on the southern slope of Mount Lowe, swerves to the east as it runs behind Echo Mountain and then turns south again as it emerges from the mountains."
• Hiking time: 5.5 hours
• Estimated hiking distance: 4 miles
• Elevation gain: 1408 feet
• USGS Topo Maps: Mount Wilson, Pasadena
• Difficulties: Five or six rappels ranging in height from 15ft to 80ft, several with gently flowing water.
• Rating: 3B II
We'll meet at the corner of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta in Altadena at 8:00 am. We'll set up our car shuttle and try to start hiking by 8:30am.
Our feet will get wet and we might get a little splash, but no wetsuits are required. There's also quite a hike up a mountain with our gear before our canyon begins ... let's call it a MULTI-SPORT adventure
NOTE: Since this is not a guided trip and because canyoneering is a team sport where every member should be able to rappel well, inspect anchors, build new anchors, rig for all contingencies, manage ropes efficiently and contribute in every aspect of the adventure, anyone who's profile doesn't reflect the appropriate training or sufficient experience will not be allowed to participate.
2X 200' Rope
120' Rescue Rope
Webbing & Rapides
First Aid Kit