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Seven CataractsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Nov 06 2011
Vaporman
Canyoneering2.50 Miles 600 AEG
Canyoneering2.50 Miles   5 Hrs      0.50 mph
600 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
II - Normally requires a half day
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The colder weather & short days made us decide on an easier & lower in elevation canyon but this canyon still delivers loads of adventure & scenery. :y: The approach from the highway to the upper canyon is almost non-existant and we were greeting with a dusting of snow and the usual collection of down climbs & downed trees to bypass. :sweat: Further down canyon, we pass a conflunece & a nice slickrock section before encountering the first double rappel sequence of about 30-50ft each. Some rock hopping & reflecting pools, bring us to another 80ft rappel into a dark hallway but once we walk out of it we're greeted with sweeping views of Bear Canyon and the windy Catalina Highway. 8) After soaking in the views and grabbing a bite to eat, we made a 120ft rappel followed by much boulder hopping before reaching the final 120ft drop down a slick waterfall. Thankfully we were able to traverse to the right at the bottom of the rappel and avoid the chilly swimmer. I think we got our feet wet if even thatn, since the water was just barely flowing. But that's a good thing considering how cold the air temps were. :GB: Once down and ropes pulled, we dropped gear and packed up for the steep scramble back up to Seven Cataracts overlook. Wow, that was a fairly short exit hike also. :sweat: Even with low flow, this is still a very rocking worthwhile canyon! :D
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Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p
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