Join me for some of the most raw, gnarliest first descent canyoneering in Eureka dunes for the weekend! Not only are these canyons very impressive with a substantial ongoing chain of nonstop long rappels, these canyons are scary, intimidating, technically demanding, and never been done before!!! I couldn't think of a better weekend to head out there and complete these canyons than on a full moon weekend with the setting of the beautiful Eureka Dunes as the backdrop to our canyoneering outing. Picture perfect setting.
I scouted out the targeted canyon solo over this past Thanksgiving break to see how big the drops are in the upper portion of the canyon and completed the lower portion of the canyon which had 5 rappels, with 2 being 150 ft., building all the anchors. The upper 2/3rds of the canyon, and the most impressive and daunting part remains to be completed. Looking for a competent group to join me.
The approaches to these canyons are quite short, and therefore this trip is less demanding on the level of general fitness demands, however the ridges we will be utilizing in order to get to the drop in of the canyons are very challenging and problematic. You must be a competent canyoneer, because the bulk of our day will be spent building lots of anchors for a complicated set of ongoing rappels within the canyon. Expect extremely hazardous and loose sharp terrain and rock fall inside the canyon. Group focus and competence is especially important. I am leaving West Los Angeles Friday and looking to carpool with others to split on gas costs.