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Another Canyon in the Canadian Rockies - Silverton

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Gearhound, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Gearhound

    Gearhound

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    All the leftovers from Christmas dinners has me sitting and relaxing. So I thought I’d post a trip report from a canyon we did a few weeks ago...before the recent cold snap. Silverton Falls is a pretty good canyon to do in the late summer. It’s definitely class C, with 6 waterfalls to rappel and a jump. Later in the winter, it’ll become an ice climb. The warmer weather at the start of December left it somewhere in between. A little more adventurous than the summer. Dry suits and crampons are recommended. There was a real danger in a couple of spots of being swept under the ice. We had a couple of newbies with us, and they acquitted themselves quite well! Super fun and nobody complained about being cold :)

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  2. Gearhound

    Gearhound

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    Phtotos were courtesy of a friend, hence the watermark.
  3. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Looks awesome, if a little cold...
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  4. Southern Canyoneer

    Southern Canyoneer Desert Hiker

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    Looks amazing! Did you pass any ice climbers on the way down?
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  5. Gearhound

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    No ice climbers yet. Its still flowing pretty good, so the belayer would have to be swimming at a few of the stations. I did make use of an ice axe and ice screw to help with rigging though.
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    Thanks for the eye candy. I suspect it is difficult to complain about being cold . . . when you have "the shivers".;)
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