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2011-08-16  
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Corbett CreekWest, CO
West, CO
Canyoneering avatar Aug 16 2011
Vaporman
Canyoneering6.00 Miles 1,800 AEG
Canyoneering6.00 Miles   10 Hrs      0.60 mph
1,800 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
Risky - Extraordinary risk factors exist; solid skills/judgement reqd; no beginners
III - Normally requires most of a day
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So the book just has the north fork, but the middle fork is SO much more worthwhile and I hear the south isn't bad either. Finally getting used to the early morning climbs to the top of the canyon. :sweat: Soon after gearing up we hit the first drop of near 100ft. This canyon looks to get much more avalance & snow runoff action due to how worn & littered the canyons were. So this canyon would have a big drop and then be rocky & sloped for awhile until it hit another big drop & so forth... The BIG rappel of the middle fork was this flipping sweet 220-250ft waterfall. :y: The south fork drops in by creek but the canyon narrows up nicely where the north drops in via a waterfall. Of course loads and loads of wet down climbing with the best part of the canyon being the lower half with a few sweet narrows to play in. Some interesting V-thread anchors have been left by crazy ice climbers. :o Whenever possible & sane, rappel thru the falls for the full wet goodness. :D These Ouray canyons can be rather similar in there amazingness that they kinna blend together but the photos can do plenty of talking for me. :lol:
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Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p
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