Tag Archives: Nelson Lakes

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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Clearwater Stream v3a2III*

Highest drop 30m Public Access 5-6 hrs Clearwater Stream is a steep and continuous canyon with many quality rappels up to 30m. Full escape from the canyon would be difficult as the canyon walls are steep and exposed. Download the Clearwater … Continue reading

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Chandler Stream (upper) v3a3III*

Highest drop 20m Public Access 4 hrs The upper section of Chandler Stream is of lesser quality than the lower section (see separate topo), but there are still some very nice rappels and enclosed sections that make it a worthwhile addition. … Continue reading

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Chandler Stream (Lower) v3a3II**

Highest drop 16m Public Access 3 hrs Probably the best bang for your buck trip in the region. The lower section of Chandler Stream is quite short but of high quality: continuous, beautiful and enclosed. Reminiscent of Haast Past canyons. Download … Continue reading

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Shift Creek v4a3IV***

Highest drop 28m Public access 6h30 Arguably the best intermediate-level canyoning trip in the Top of the South. It is enclosed and committing. There are several large, spectacular rappels and a few jumps thrown in to keep it fun Download the Shift … Continue reading

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