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Voodoo CanyonSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jun 15 2010
nonot
Canyoneering8.70 Miles 2,150 AEG
Canyoneering8.70 Miles   11 Hrs      0.79 mph
2,150 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
 
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I was carrying the big rope on the way in. On the major uphill portion I lagged behind about 5 minutes. Followed the trail to the top and didn't see anyone, so I keep going along the ridge and dropped down into Voodoo, still no dice. Waited half an hour and got out the whistle...no response. Did they get lost? No apparent ground disturbance in the canyon in awhile so I'm the first one here...probably, unless they dropped in further. I was getting cold and eaten by bugs so I continued on to the first rappel. Another half hour passes by. I read the remains of the trail register. Whistle every 5 minutes...no response to my whistles. I have enough rope to do the canyon, should I solo it or turn around and look for the rest of them? If they went to the wrong drainage I may never find them...what to do...

Well, if they don't show up in another 10 minutes I've got to figure they got lost and gave up trying to find Voodoo and are just going to try to find their way back...if I wait any longer I'm at risk of running out of daylight before the end. At least I can log Voodoo and show them the route later. 5 minutes pass, 7...then a yell...finally! They were looking for me? Hmmm, where?

Canyon was alright and we missed the "good" exit. I wanted to climb to the top but everyone else wanted to go down to get back on the route from the guidebook. Got a branch in the shin that did quite a bit of damage, but by then everyone else tasted the top and left me behind with some of the rope. Got to the top quite a bit behind the rest, didn't see anyone again...waited awhile, nope, they must have headed back. Explored a better way to the campsite for us to use the next day.
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