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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Some local canyoneering... on 05/10/2014 23:05:35 MDT Print View

A proper Saturday.

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Sweeping the Garden: Lower Eaton

Edited by xnomanx on 05/10/2014 23:06:34 MDT.

Mitchell Ebbott
(mebbott) - F - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: Some local canyoneering... on 05/10/2014 23:41:16 MDT Print View

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?

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Some local canyoneering... on 05/11/2014 09:29:35 MDT Print View

Do you have any experience climbing or with ropes or are you completely starting from scratch?

Brendan Swihart
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
Re: Re: Re: Some local canyoneering... on 05/11/2014 13:22:57 MDT Print View

Awesome Craig. Looks gorgeous.

Mitchell Ebbott
(mebbott) - F - M

Locale: SoCal
Re: Re: Re: Some local canyoneering... on 05/11/2014 16:38:59 MDT Print View

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.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: Re: Some local canyoneering... on 05/11/2014 20:42:08 MDT Print View

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