Highest drop 45m
8-16hrs (depending on how high you start)
One of the most committing, sustained and narrow canyons in NZ. 44 pitches, super solid dark schist, deep, narrow, sustained. Don’t forget the “Slot of Doom”, with a handline to access 3 pitches (one including a deviation) on a 45m drop. If it had jumps it might be a 5 star canyon…
2023 – February: Updated water level indicator images
These were taken at the reference point and at the road ford, by Oscar Burford in February 2023.
Having an image from the road gives you confidence that its worth hiking up the hour or so to the reference point to confirm the flows are reasonable.
These images all correspond to a normal low flow.
Read the account of the early exploration of The General at Canyon Magazine.
The video below starts at the ‘intermedio’ access and features the “Slot of Doom”