Past Meetup

Supercloud Canyon, 3AIII

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The Blurb: "Supercloud is a highly recommended short adventure hike down through a vertical wonderland to a verdant tree lined, north-facing canyon. The head of the canyon is readily accessed and the drop-in is relatively easy. The descent involves six vertical dryfalls varying in height from 30ft to 1150ft and is surrounded by some spectacular scenery."
Hiking time: 5 hours Estimated hiking distance: 3 miles Elevation gain: 800 feet Difficulties: 6 Rappels to 115' ACA Rating: 3A III Dry, No Wetsuits; Car Shuttle 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.
Meeting Location: Panera Bread, 990 Town Center Dr,. La Canada Flintridge. We'll figure out group gear and car shuttles from there. EXIT VEHICLES: Drive up the Angeles Crest Highway from La Canada/Flintridge past the junction at Clear Creek and the Switzer Parking Area. Two miles beyond the Switzer Camp turnoff, the road makes a long sweeping turn to the left. At the start of this turn on the right side of the road there is a white metal gate where you will emerge at the conclusion of this hike (at34o15.65'N 118o6.96'W and elevation 4010ft). ENTRANCE PARKING is up Angeles Crest about a mile to Red Box Canyon parking lot.
Group gear:
200' Rope
120' Rescue Rope
A few rap rings or quicklinks
First Aid Kit