The Slide Hustle v1a3II***

No mandatory absiels – a slide-fest!

6hrs round trip (2hr/2.5hr/1.5hr)

Public land

This canyon is all about the slides.

FOURTEEN of them in total, up to 16m long, plus the option to climb back up and lap a sweet section of five slides. Three start sliding bliss on Mt Ruapehu.

First descent, James Judd, Sacha Knight and Luke Carpenter 21 Jan 2023

Thanks to the first descent crew for photos and information.

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2 Trip reports Log your trip

  1. Matt says:

    The slide hustle
    Great little canyon for quick trip if you are in the area. Always fun when you don’t need a rope.
    Fun little bush bash down into canyon, might be easier 100m up or down stream of what’s indicated on the map to get into the stream.

    • Date - 11/2/23
    • Water level - normal
    • Anchor conditions - All in good condition
    • Group size - 2
    • Time: approach/descent/return (eg: 1hr/4hrs/3mins) - 1.45/1.30/1.10
    1. Jess says:

      What a sweet canyon! So much fun, we repeated nearly every slide several times! We carried a rope in and did a meat anchor + lower on the first couple of slides but they are all pretty much perfect so we ended up just sending them after a bit of a scout from above. Will be back for a few more laps in the future for sure.

      • Date - 4/3/2023
      • Water level - normal
      • Anchor conditions - All in good condition
      • Group size - 3
      • Time: approach/descent/return (eg: 1hr/4hrs/3mins) - 1.5/???/1

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