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Intro to Canyoning · Sat. Sep. 22nd - Sun. Sep. 23rd
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Start: Saturday, Sep. 22nd, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Sep. 23rd, 9:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
This is an introductory trip to canyoning, but by no means begginer friendly. You need to be competent at rappelling, setting anchors, rock climbing low 5-th class, swimming fast moving water, and jumping from heights up to 3-4 meters. Extensive experience whitewater kayaking helps significantly. Some accomodations may be made, depending on the overall experience level.
Other than that we will be going to the Mission area and descending 2 of 3 possible canyons. We'll leave Vancouver do one canyon one Saturday, camp somewhere at Stave Lake, and then descend a second canyon on Sunday and return home. The options are Lost Creek, Noorish Creek, and Terepocki. You can check them out on www.canyoneeringnorthwest.com . The choice will ultimately be made based on comfort level, water level, and 4wd capability.
The trip will run rain or shine, unless the canyons are absolutely flooded, or absolutely dry. We will organize rides, tent, and food groups at the pre-trip meeting, which will be held in the clubroom the Wednesday before the trip at 18:00. As a bonus, there wil be a kayaking video rid\ght after to get us stoked on fast moving water and slick rocks.
In terms of gear you will need a warm full-body wetsuit, booties, helmet, harness (and chest harness if you are Phil) and belay device. The number of ropes we'll need will depend on the number of people going on the trip.