Find
Map
Post
Aa
username
X
password
register help
Destination
Shake Tree Canyon
2 Photosets
2011-06-19  
2011-03-12  

2011-03-12
43 by
page 1   2   3
 
Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering Mar 12 2011
Vaporman
Canyoneering5.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Canyoneering5.00 Miles   7 Hrs   20 Mns   0.68 mph
3,000 ft AEG
3C III
 no routes
1st trip
Linked linked
Y Bar Trail #44
Partners partners
azrocketchick
SparkyJackie
Last minute moderate canyon trip thrown together because a BIG canyon trip up north just couldn't be thrown together in time...

We started from the Barnhardt TH and hiked the Y Bar trail 2 or so miles and dropped into Shake Tree Canyon just above the cliffband and the canyon drops into an obvious narrows. :sweat: The sweet narrows starts off with two shorts drops of 20ft or so and some light down climbing before arriving at the big boy. Either a tricky down climb or short 10ft rappel gets you to a deadman anchor for the freaking awesome 160ft angled rappel down a curved chute which drops you into a beautiful section of the canyon. :y: Just below the big falls, a slick down climb put you at a short 10ft waterfall rappel and just around the corner is another optional rappel or slick down climb and/or jump in a pool. Just around the corner from that is a slick 50ft double drop waterfall rappel with some more down climbing past that. We found a nice sunny place to warm up and take a lunch break down in there while soaking in the amazing canyon views & sunshine. :D After that we hit a 50ft rappel #7 around a huge chockstone down a chute into a pool with a short drop below that with rappel #8 just beyond that, which was a 25ft slick falls. The technical section ended soon afterwards and it got thickly vegetated real fast, but we dropped our gear and hiked up a side drainage on the left back up to the ridge and trail above. :sweat: From there it was just another 2 or so easy trail miles back to the Barnhardt TH.

Such a great moderate waterfall canyon, that's good for experienced canyon hikers that haven't done any waterfall rappels before. :D
_____________________
Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p
Author
Vaporman's

229 Photosets
  2011-03-17
  2011-03-12
  2011-03-05
  2011-03-04
  2011-02-27
  2011-02-20
  2011-02-19
  2011-02-18
  2011-02-18
  2011-02-13
  2011-02-12
  2011-02-06
  2011-01-30
  2011-01-29
  2011-01-23
  2011-01-22
  2011-01-15
  2011-01-09
  2011-01-02
  2011-01-01
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8 ... 12  


Since 1996! Member driven since 1996! or

HAZ was created for the love of hiking. It is something special. The content is family friendly for all to enjoy. Take a few minutes to keep it the best hiking resource on earth. Write a triplog that will be useful to someone you do not know. Post photos on less used trails. Inspire a future generation. If your bills are squared away consider a donation.
enjoy life, be careful & be kind
Back to the Basics
Hiking 101
Warning: heat kills! Avoid 8am to 5pm over 90 degrees. Prehydrate & stay hydrated.
Hikebot recommends using an umbrella to block the sun.
Avoid Heat Illness - do NOT hike when temps exceed 100 degrees, period.
About
FAQ
Shop
© 2015 HAZ