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Christopher Creek GorgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Sep 25 2010
Vaporman
Canyoneering3.00 Miles 400 AEG
Canyoneering3.00 Miles   4 Hrs      0.75 mph
400 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
C - Strong current; wading/swimming; waterfalls; possible wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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I didn't think too much of this canyon when I first did it a few summers ago but now that I'm a bit more experienced with slippery rocks, I really enjoyed this short and sweet canyon! :y: When I first hit the canyon there was a ROTC group practicing rappelling off of the cliff while I geared up and dropped into the muddy creek. The rock was SO slippery in the beginning and the water was too muddy to see thru it so I preferred to stick to the creek and wade thru it whenever possible... ;) After many pools and small down climbs, I eventually reached the first rappel down a 15ft falls and avoided a tricky downclimb. A little further down canyon and you reach the 35ft falls with a solid anchor up on left side for a 45ft rappel into a huge swimmer which had me wondering if my 100ft rope would be enough. :o A little further down, my rappel #3 was thru a 20ft waterfall into another swimmer with loads of slippery creek to navigate thru a cool section of the narrows. :D Rappel #4 was a 40-footer on the left side of a slick 30ft falls into an even sweeter box canyon. Quite a few pools to wade thru in the box but it ends all too quickly with the final sweet rappel #5 being a 15ft drop behind the falls. :y: There's still some creek to navigate before the exit canyon, so I left the gear on a bit longer as I played in the final section of slippery canyon. I was getting a tad chilly by the end and thankfully was able to change in the sun before it dropped behind the ridge. The exit was as nasty as ever but at least it's short... :sweat:
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