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Reavis Falls CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Oct 30 2011
Vaporman
Canyoneering14.00 Miles 4,500 AEG
Canyoneering14.00 Miles   12 Hrs   30 Mns   1.12 mph
4,500 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
Risky - Extraordinary risk factors exist; solid skills/judgement reqd; no beginners
IV - Long, full day, bivy possible
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Hitting this canyon has been on my spring/fall list for a year or so now, but the longevity of it and lack of knowing what else was in store had me putting it off. But BIG thanks to Joe Bartels for hitting the canyon the week before and sharing photos of the amAZing grottos in there and revealing another technical section. :y:

Planning the route was easy enough since there's a trail right to the drop-in point and another trail out from the bottom of the 195ft falls. :) It was just a matter of being able to handle 12-14 hours of hiking 14 miles & 4500ft of AEG with a handful of rappels & loads of rock hopping & down climbing mixed in. :sweat: In the technical section that Joe bypassed, there's 2-5 rappels in there depending on what you feel like skipping. If the creek was flowling and I had a full wetsuit on, I'd be rappelling or jumping all the drops for sure. :GB: Soon afterwards we hit Joe's Grotto, followed by more sweet narrows & pools. There's a dry section of two mixed in there, but the creek always seems to come back and surprise us with many more scenic sections. :) Just when you think the canyon will never end, you hit the BIG 195ft drop. :o Hmm, maybe I should have brought the 250ft rope today... :whistle: I went down first and thankfully I was able to safely reach the bottom with a whole 2 feet of extra rope. :o : rambo : What a sweet rappel & it'll be SO much more sweeter with some good flow in the spring. :y:

Rock hopped downstream a half mile to the exit trail and started up the steep trail as the sun was setting across the cliffs to the east. Finally topped out on the ridge well into the dark of night and saw the glow of PHX in the distance with enough signal to relay that we were out of harm's way. At least from there it was only a few quick downhill miles back to the TH. :sweat:
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Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p
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