Lagoon Saddle Canyon v4a2III*

Highest drop 47m

Public access


This canyon is a rewarding day out with some great abseils in a straightforward multi-pitch canyon. The canyon anchors are bolts with a few naturally rigged. The upper canyon starts with two abseils back to back. There are plenty of escapes all the way down. The highlight is the lower canyon with a spectacular 47m start.

Caution: Not to be confused with Lagoon Canyon (which is further to the northeast)

First descent by Grant Prattley, Nola Collie and James Abbott 2018.

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  1. nola collie says:

    Warm day, very calm in the area after very windy weather at Arthur’s – this was definitely Plan B.
    A quick walk in, heading into the water around 1230, reached the river and started walking out 3.30pm, back at car 530pm. Bruce Stream easily navigated.
    A note on the pitch after the 48m – there is some damage to a rapide and we tried to remove it and replace with a new one, however couldn’t undo it – not for lack of trying! It was safe to rappel off.
    Good fitness outing and the final 3 pitches are always fun.

    • Date -06/02/2024
    • Water level -normal
    • Anchor conditions -All in good condition
    • Group size -4
    • Time: approach/descent/return (eg: 1hr/4hrs/3mins) -1.5/3/2
  2. Patrick McKenzie says:

    Great trip out. Lead a larger group with a little experience that wanted a little bit of a step up from the easier canyons in the Canterbury region.
    Very warm canyon on a nice day as its North facing the whole time. Would recommend as an early or late season canyon if you get a warm day.
    Big pools at the bottom of the major rappels and decent bolting made for a stressless and enjoyable day out for everyone.

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