We were forced to abandon our rope (200' Sterling Canyontech Rope) and 200' green pull cord (basic 6mm accessory cord). If anyone is running this canyon and releases these ropes, if you would please contact me, I would be greatly indebted to you!
Sarah at 801-644-4997, or email@example.com
Yesterday we had a fantastic, beautiful day canyoneering in Northern Arizona. We ran Bear Canyon and then Sundance Canyon (near West Clear Creek) without troubles. Three of the five of us have had several years of canyoneering experience and we have NEVER had to leave a rope. Last person down tossed the pull cord on the last rappel in Sundance, it was a clean throw, no problems, and there were not any suspicious cracks or anything we sae to stick it at the top. When we pulled the rope however, it was VERY stuck. There was some twisting on the last rappel, but nothing you would think to stick a rope. As we were descending the last rappel, the blue sky had clouds roll in and began to POUR! We found higher ground and waited, but as it would not let up after same time, we became concerned about the dirt road out, and after a few more tries, had to leave the ropes and hike out. We could not ascend the rope to free it, because of the storm. Back in Phoenix now and hoping to catch someone running the canyon in the next few days.
Thank you for any possible help!