Public access (boat required)
A fantastic canyon in high-quality Diorite located in the wilds of Fiordland. The canyon is broken up into a few different sections, with some river walking between sections, but expect good quality canyoning in the unbroken sections.
This is a wilderness canyon in Fiordland: so expect changed conditions and expect to be replacing lots of anchors. This canyon has been bolted exploration style on a mixture of single bolts and rock bridge dyneema threads.
This would be a great canyon to combine with a weekend at the hut with a rod, good mates and a few beers.
This canyon requires 2 boats to get to the end of Lake Hankison. Fiordland outdoors operate these boat shuttles out to the end of Lake Hankison where the hut is. It is fairly straight-forward access to the canyon from the hut and as this canyon should only be attempted by those with strong navigational skills, I’ll leave the details out.
One hint I will give, look in the hut book for clues, enjoy the Adventure!
First descent, February 2023: Leo Ga, Bree Greasley, Sid Tinney, Jason Bilsborow, Pete Choate, Leo Tregret.