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Bear Creek Canyon - Ouray
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Bear Creek Canyon - OurayWest, CO
West, CO
Canyoneering avatar Aug 17 2011
Vaporman
Canyoneering5.00 Miles 1,600 AEG
Canyoneering5.00 Miles   8 Hrs   15 Mns   0.61 mph
1,600 ft AEG
Advanced Canyoneering - Mix of exposed/aid/complex rope/poor anchor/problem-solving
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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4 days straight of 4 difficult technical canyons... :sweat: What a great canyon to finish our stay in Ouray with! :y: The main issue with this canyon is the 4-6cfs flow making for some wild waterfall rappelling with some potentially nasty hydraulics underneath. :o Thru good rope techniques and rappelling we were able to stay safe, but a real hazard def exists. The handful of waterfall rappels are pretty sweet but this canyon is dominated by loads & loads of down climbing and rock hopping. : rambo : In the lower section you hit this sweet spot with 3 sweet falls in a row and having to rappel right thru the infamous La Cappella Falls. Don't fight the flow, just let it glide you down the rope to the pool below. :) Kinna sad to finish this canyon and get dumped onto the highway knowing that's the last canyon of the trip. :( We did SO many great canyons that it's tough to rank them. Hitting the Ouray Hot Springs afterwards really helped my sore body loosen up. :GB:
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Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p
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