This is a beginner friendly meetup. If you have never gone canyoneering before or have only gone once or twice this is for you. These rappels are relatively short (from 15-40 feet) but there are quite a few and it's so fun! If you are a more experienced and want to help out feel free to join otherwise this is focused on newer people to the sport.
This is not by any means a class. If you enjoy it I highly recommend taking Klaus' Technical Canyoneering class. It's an excellent class, very affordable and Klaus is such a great teacher! He makes it fun and packs in so much knowledge, which is well balanced with as much practice as you can cram into a weekend.
You will need a harness, helmet and some sort of descending device (including a carabiner). If you have gone rock climbing before even better! I have one spare harness and descending device. Bicycle helmets work if that's all you have.
You will get wet so dress accordingly. I did this canyon a few weeks ago and it did not require a wetsuit. However I did get wet from my waist down. The water level varies so if for some reason it gets too high before the meetup it will most likely be re-scheduled. Wear layers and bring something warm and dry ideally in a dry bag so you can put it on if it gets too cold. No cotton.
The total trip length is 6-7 hours and will depend on the amount of people that sign up. Bring food and water to last through the day.
You can find out more information on the canyon here:
This is a meetup, not a class or guided canyoneering adventure. As such by signing up you agree to take full responsibility for your safety at all times. It will most likely be a long day potentially in the shade and with the possibility of getting fully wet. You must plan accordingly. Because there are many rappels there may be waiting between rappels so again bring something warm!
If it's raining or there is a high water flow this meetup will be re-scheduled.