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Sundance CanyonPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jun 27 2015
GrottoGirl
Canyoneering2.28 Miles 1,039 AEG
Canyoneering2.28 Miles   4 Hrs   26 Mns   0.51 mph
1,039 ft AEG
 
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After a leisurely lunch in camp we headed out to do Sundance. During lunch we saw another group head out so we purposely waited an hour to give them plenty of time to clear out. During lunch, Kevin and Kim showed up so we had a party of 5 to go down Sundance. It was their first time in WCC.

We did the first part of the canyon with flying colors since we didn't need to rappel. We paused briefly to suit up. I paused again to give a moment of silence to the boyscout. Then suddenly we were caught up with the other group. They were rappelling something that we now felt comfortable doing as a friction controlled slide. After we did the slide and swim, we hung out for about an hour or so waiting our turn to do the final two rappels. We were happy to be wearing our wetsuits!

The wait was worth it. Soon it was our turn. I went down the first drop and then dropped the rope for the first party and set up ours. Then I was off! I love this rappel, however, I gave myself too much friction by popping a horn on my rappel device. The rope drag gave me considerable friction for the first half of the rappel. Even so, it was a blast because I was able to look down and all around! Finally, I was able to get up to normal speed! At the bottom one of the guys from the other party mentioned my rappel was the smoothest he'd seen that day. Yay for me! Too bad he didn't stick around to see the stellar performance of all of the rest of our group! There is something to be said to be hanging out with a solid crew of canyoneers!
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