Suicide Canyon is not labelled on the topo maps but is the local name for the canyon just west of Silver Canyon in the lower Big Tujunga. From the ridgetop at Mount Lukens it drops steeply down the north face of that mountain, descending 3200ft in just over a mile. Like Silver Canyon, Suicide is a north-facing canyon and one of the most exciting canyoneering adventures in the San Gabriels. In its lower reaches it is also a very pretty canyon with lots of shady greenery and, during most of the year, a little trickle of water near the bottom. The descent requires 8 rappels, the largest being the first (known as ``Lovers Leap'') at 190ft and several others greater than 100ft in height. Consequently, this adventure is only for the experienced canyoneer. In the winter or spring, the streamflow in the lower part of the canyon could make the hike much more challenging than described here.
Canyon Beta: http://www.dankat.com/advents/suicid.htm
200' x 2 Rope
120' x1 Rope
A few rap rings or quicklinks
First Aid Kit
**REQUIREMENTS to join this event as well as any of the other recreational events posted on this Meetup Group, are that you must have taken the Uber Adventures 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course. (Exceptions may be made for those who have taken an approved equivalent course, or for those who have SIGNIFICANT canyoneering experience ... Approval for these exceptions are at the discretion of the event host AND/OR the group organizer.)
**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 does not reflect the appropriate training or sufficient experience will not be allowed to participate. PLEASE KEEP YOUR PROFILE ACCURATE & UP-TO-DATE! If at the trailhead for this event you do not have the beta and map for the canyon, a harness, helmet, rappel device, safety tether, footloop for self rescue, sufficient protection from the heat or cold, and sufficient water for the intended exertion, you will be turned-away from the event for not being prepared. If you are unable or unwilling to contribute group gear (i.e.: bagged rope, webbing, rapides or first aid kit), or you are unable or unwilling to help carry group gear, you may be turned-away from the event.
**RELEASE OF LIABILITY: All participants in this event will be required to sign a release/waiver and acknowledgment of risk form. This form is available for your prior inspection in the MORE/FILES section of this Meetup. http://files.meetup.com/2021701/CCMRelease.pdf Please read, print, fill-out, sign and bring it to this event or you will not be able to participate. (The Event Host will try to have copies available the morning of the event, but you should not count on it ... it is YOUR responsibility to bring it!)