Sleeping Beauty Canyon v4a2III*

Longest drop 55m

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A committing descent with a series of waterfalls in relatively low volume water.

Beta sheet for Sleeping Beauty Canyon

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4 Responses to Sleeping Beauty Canyon v4a2III*

  1. Pete Smith says:

    The water is strong enough to knock you of you’re feet after a good downpour. We found this out on our second descent. I am not certain that the top 55m abseil could be down climbed, unless you go far to the True right and give it a go in very steep ground.

  2. Chucky says:

    If you look at the Grading page you’ll see that as soon as the max pitch is over 30m, it gets an automatic v4 grade. Just reflects the added difficulty of managing a drop that requires 2 (normal length) ropes to descend…

    The grading schedule can be debated forever, but I’ve chosen to follow the default international version for consistency. 🙂

  3. I think V3A2III* is probably more like it. Even though there is a single 55m abseil, probably half of it is down climbable (The next biggest is 30 M). Thoughts??

  4. Sweet canyon. Really pretty with very little technical Difficulty. It would be a little more fun and challenging after a bit of rain.

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