Jumping is a team activity

I reckon jumping is probably one of the top causes of injury when canyoning. Which is a bummer, because jumps are probably my favorite activity in a canyon. I heard of a recent minor incident on a canyon jump, and it jogged my memory to a few other near misses. I thought it’d be worth…

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What to expect after a major storm event…

Even after a normal storm, its possible for canyons to change, but after a major storm event, the first groups through a canyon need to be prepared for significant changes. Its up to you to make sure you’ve got sufficient experience, skill and equipment to deal with those changes and to let the community know…

What anchor gear do you take through a ‘sport’ canyon?

Problem solving to get yourself down a drop where there are no existing anchors is one of the great challenges of canyoning, but there’s also something pleasant about a descent where all you need to do is rig the anchors rather than find them and build them yourself. Although many of NZ’s canyons are not…

Thoughts on a rescue knife for Canyoning

So for the first time in 12 years of Canyoning, I had to use my rescue knife for real. It was when I was guiding in reasonably high flows. The feature is a slippery slidey downclimb at low flow, but at high flow we use a rope to slow people down if (when) they get hit…

Tech Quiz: What’s wrong with this anchor?

                Taken from a post on the KiwiCanyons.org Facebook Page Thanks for lots of good discussion points! Whilst many of the very fine observations such as torquing of the eye bolt, slightly short tails, orientation of the sling towards the pitch are valid, the main thing I wanted…

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Highest drop 20m 9-10hrs Public Access (requires fording the Landsborough River) Wilderness adventure canyon, medium gradient, lots of fun scrambling and down climbing. Normally done with a base camp in the Lower Landsborough Valley. Download CanyonTopo for Purple Creek