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Full Moon Weekend First Descent Canyoneering in Eureka Dunes

  • Dec 7, 2012 · 3:00 PM












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.

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  • Jerry M.

    Fun

    December 10, 2012

  • Lenny A.

    Hi Daria, I would like to join you on this trip. I have a 200' 8.2mm static rope. 60' webbing. Few links. I'll share ride with Aaron from Bay Area. Do I need to bring more links or webbing?

    December 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi! thanks for your interest. Bring what you have, the webbing and links should be a big help. thanks! I'm sending Aaron specifics on where to meet Friday night. Actually I think I'll send everyone a bulk email so we are all on the same page of where to meet Friday night

      December 5, 2012

    • Lenny A.

      great. I'll buy more webbing and links tomorrow then.

      December 5, 2012

  • Aaron

    Daria, Are we still on for this weekend trip to Eureka?

    December 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes

      1 · December 4, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM to Friday, December 07, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    November 28, 2012

  • Aaron

    Weather forecast for Eureka: Rain for Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun.

    November 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      weather forecast has changed to slight chance of showers only on Sunday at elevation 4,189 ft. with no rain Friday or Saturday.

      November 28, 2012

  • Aaron

    I would like to join you on this trip. I do have experience in canyoneering (Zion, Yosemite, Costa Rica) as a part of the group, but I'm not an expert in building anchors. I live in the bay area and we can split the gas by me driving from SF to Eureka. You can let me know at [masked]

    November 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      excellent! you are good to go. I will provide more details soon regarding meeting spots, what to bring, etc.

      1 · November 25, 2012

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