Category Archives: 1 Star Canyons

Ryde Falls v3a2II*

Highest drop 25m Public access 4hrs A longish walk to a short canyon; but an ideal spot to practice multi-pitch canyoning before venturing into longer canyons. Dowload the Ryde Falls CanyonTopo drawn up by Grant Prattley.

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Little Deep Creek v4a2II

Public access 4hrs A few pitches to 40m or so, with a few wee slides and contrived jumps..  Not very continuous, lots of boulder scrambling. Not really worth repeating. You can take a look at the original topo notes for … Continue reading

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White Creek v4a2II*

Highest drop 50m Public access 4hrs Nice easy half-day canyon trip. Fairly open, granite waterfalls. Low volume, so not many pools. Highlights are a nice 50m waterfall and a jump into the Buller river to finish! First descent: Benoit Gourgues, … Continue reading

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St Ronans Well v2a3I*

Highest drop 7m Private land, permission required 1hr30 A very short canyoning trip. It’s very enclosed and scenic, which makes it worthwhile. Medium volume, with short rappels and downclimbs. Easily repeatable in a day. Download the St Ronans Topo

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Slippery Nipple Canyon v3a2III*

Highest drop 30m Public access 7hrs Steep low volume stream suitable for intermediate canyoners. Lots of rappels, some picturesque. Download the Slippery Nipple Topo

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