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  1. [Trip Report] Takeoff weight actually wasn't too far over the...

    Takeoff weight actually wasn't too far over the usual weight I carry when doing vol-biv (fly-camping) which includes o2, lots of water, flight instruments, reserve parachutes, camping gear, a bigger...
  2. [Trip Report] First Descent of "The Purple People Eater"

    Just a quick video about a surprisingly good canyon in CO:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeMiRBKd2to
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    [Conditions] Yankee Doodle Conditions?

    I was thinking about doing yankee doodle canyon in the next couple days, but from a bit of searching, it looks like recent floods turned it from an A to a B rated (Lots of standing water.) Has anyone...
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    If the patient is weighting both ropes, and the...

    If the patient is weighting both ropes, and the rope is just fed through a quicklink at the top (No alternate anchor used), how would you convert to a lower without a second rope? I can think of a...
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    Wow, this blew up! I guess this is the internet,...

    Wow, this blew up! I guess this is the internet, so I'm not exactly surprised.

    First off, I would like to clarify that I by no means claim to be a master of technical ropework.
    Also, I agree with...
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    I see and understand both sides. It's definitely...

    I see and understand both sides. It's definitely an interesting problem. I like that the NPS is working with the canyoneers and not separately.

    Personally, I like the "not published but not...
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    I agree wholeheartedly with this. Assuming there...

    I agree wholeheartedly with this. Assuming there isn't running water, I can think of at least one way to rescue a stuck rappeller that's doing a double rope rappel, even without an extra rope.
    ...
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    Believe it or not, these were the responses I was...

    Believe it or not, these were the responses I was secretly hoping for. The added complexity seemed a little unnecessary for anything other than class C. I was starting to feel a little guilty, as a...
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    Contingency Anchors!

    Hi All!

    I'm new here, but I've been canyoneering for a couple years now. I have a good amount of experience with ropework, anchor systems, self rescue systems, haul systems....etc.

    I am hoping...
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