Gamblers Canyon v4a1IV*

Highest drop 60m (2x60m)

3.5hrs total (1hr30 approach, 1h30 descent, 30′ return)

Public access

It is a very low water slot that turns into a steep drop which requires a few re-belays. Whilst the waterflow is low, the slot at the start and vertical aspect of the finish make the canyon exciting. The first descent was done without wetsuits in mid-summer on a hot day, just in thermals and raincoats.

An upgrade to the anchors in this canyon was funded by the NZ Canyoning Association Canyon Fund in 2022. Learn more or apply for funding.

First descent: Dannielle Cripps and James Judd 3 February 2021

Thanks to James & Dannielle for the Topo and photos

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