Short and sweet canyon! I decided to ascend the three rappels for my exit instead of hike back out so I brought three ropes: 50ft, 75ft, and 140ft. The first rappel was into calf deep water and I used the 50ft rope. Second rappel was down a chute and into an easily avoidable small pothole filled with water and I used the 75ft rope. I used the longest rope for the third rappel which had an anchor pretty far back off a large rock, the actual height of the rappel was 20ft or so but I needed all that additional rope for the anchor. The third rappel goes down an overhanging ledge and I was sure getting back up over that overhanging ledge on the ascent was going to be a hoot and I'd find out shortly how much fun it would be. Wasn't as wet as I had expected even though it had rained two days prior. After the second rappel, it was completely dry. The walk to the river and back was easy. After hanging at the river enjoying the scenery and watching kayakers hit the rapids, I headed back to the final rappel to begin my ascent. I was using WC Ropeman 2 ascenders. I've practiced extensively with these devices and am comfortable with them but the top ascender proved to be a problem because I couldn't remove it to reach up over the ledge and instead had to try and push it up and over which was totally exhausting. My other problem was the tether was too long on my top ascender, I was falling too far back when I wanted to put my weight on it. After I got pass the third rappel I simply put an overhand knot in it and it worked better for the other two ascents. I also had to readjust my foot loop a couple times while I was hanging. I hung there dealing with that ledge for close to 45 minutes, worked me pretty good. The other two ascents were fine. I was pretty well licked by the time I got up the final ascent. Dealing with that ledge made me think about the rescue that just occurred in Arizona where the man had to ascend and couldn't get his ascender over the ledge. I hadn't practiced ascending an overhang before. I also hadn't practiced ascending with a pack on. I pack heavy, especially in winter in case I have a forced bivy so that added to the problem. I am now thinking of switching to a different ascender, any suggestions? Anyway, whole bunch of rain came on the following day so I'm certain that it'll be a wet muddy mess down in Badger for a bit.