Highest drop 45m
3hr30 bushbash approach (10 mins in a Heli)
3.5hrs exit via Fish River Gorge v4a5III** or 2.5h bush bash out)
Low levels of water, with beautiful white rock and deep pools. Lots of jumps, some narrow fault line features. The v5 comes from a sparsely bolted technical pitch: it’d be v4 when set up as a normal canyon.
Jethro and Alain looked at this canyon’s approach a number of times, and after a few aborted attempts, a helicopter was used for access. This would be a very long day out without helicopter access.
The first descent team continued down the Fish River Gorge, which is a MUCH higher flow canyon, with some seriously dangerous features (including big siphons). Any exit down the Fish needs super low (late summer) water levels.
Altogether, one of the premier days out in the region.
Thanks to Alain for the original sketch topo, and Jethro for the Photographs from 2015.
Thanks to Erwan Coq and Justin Wimmer for updated info and photos 2022
First descent: Alain Rohr, Jethro Robinson, Annette Philipps, Richard Tribe, Mike Illingworth 22 Feb 2015
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