|Lower flow option from Temple Basin Ski field. Approx 5 smaller pitches with 1 beautiful 47m pitch. Could be a good option if water levels were too high in neighboring canyons. Narrows after the high pitch eventually joining the creek from Temple Col canyon.
|Start of the canyon (topomap link):
|Start of Tiny T canyon
|Carpark (google maps link):
|Natural anchors and Double Bolts
|Back to your car time:
|Approach by car:
|Park at Temple Basin carpark beyond Arthur’s Pass township.
|Approach on foot:
|Established walking track up to the ski field. The creek is accessed by the first bridge.
|Canyon descent description:
|The top part has a lot of downclimbing. The quality of the canyon improves on descent, the highlight being the 47m drop.
It narrows to a short gorge then joins the stream from Temple Col canyon.
|The stream has some gullies near the top one could escape from.
|Good for a short afternoon outing so you’re back at the Village before the cafe shuts.
|James Abbott, Grant Prattley, Nola Collie 28 December 2020.