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Other Downclimbs, swims and a big rap in Parallel Play

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Mike Zampino, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Mike Zampino

    Mike Zampino Canyon season never ends.

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    Now is the time to run some of the gems in the deserts of Arizona. If your timing is right, you just might find some easy class C flows. Weeks after the snow has melted the water is still seeping through the ground and creating some nice run-off.

    With the highs reaching in the 70s, even the dead of winter is inviting for a wet canyon. The biggest problem is avoiding the cat claws.
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    The trail immediately climbs high out of tonto basin.
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    As soon as you drop into the canyon you are greeted with a nice pool and the first rappel.
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    With stronger flows I guess this is a double waterfall - hence parallel play.
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    More is better??? No - we removed extra webbing from the top of the big rap. Including a chewed threw piece that was hidden.
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    The big 220-240 foot rap. (Can also be done staged if you don't want to carry the big rope)
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    Some fun down climbing on slippery rock
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    All smiles says the guy (me) with the dry suit. :thumbsup:
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    Getting showered at the disconnect. :twothumbs:
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