Some local canyoneering…
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May 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm #1316695May 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm #2101260Mitchell EbbottSpectator
Looks fantastic! I've been wondering this for a bit, and you seem like a person to ask. How would one get started doing canyoneering in the San Gabriels?May 11, 2014 at 8:29 am #2101330
Do you have any experience climbing or with ropes or are you completely starting from scratch?May 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm #2101372Brendan SwihartBPL Member
@brendansLocale: Fruita CO
Awesome Craig. Looks gorgeous.May 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm #2101414Mitchell EbbottSpectator
I've done a fair amount of top-roping in rock gyms. I know how to belay and rappel, but placing protection would be new to me.May 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm #2101501
There is so much to safely practice on at Stoney Point if you have a good book and a rope and some very basic gear. For canyon-oriented stuff, there are many bolted anchors on top of high but low angle slabs to practice rappelling on. Plenty to do on steep or overhanging rock as well. It's a good place to practice. I'm likely going to go out there next weekend with my kids; I want to get them up to speed for easy Utah canyons this summer as well as practice a few things myself (passing knots on rappel and a few rope climbing techniques as well as lowering an injured partner scenarios).
I can place climbing anchors (used to lead easy stuff) but have yet to do anything very serious while canyoneering. Everything I've done so far, which isn't much, has only involved wrapping trees or boulders with webbing or simply replacing slings on bolt
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