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Discussion in 'Meet Up' started by Ross Platt, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Ross Platt

    Ross Platt

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    So I was pretty much thrown into canyoneering a year ago. A friend of mine had organized a group of 12 to descend Pine Creek and asked me, a climber, to lead the canyon since I had the most technical experience. Despite all of the mistakes made, my wife and I were hooked and have been descending many canyons since then. Because of the way I was introduced to canyoneering, I have never been with someone more experienced than me, and everything that I know I have learned from the internet. I would like to change that. I am looking for experienced partners to take me out this fall to descend some more advanced canyons. So far my resume includes a 200 ft. rappel, a couple semi-keeper escapes, one full keeper escape by stemming (Zero G), moderate stemming, two class C canyons, and a little bit of fiddlestick/retrievable anchor use, spread through 12 canyons. The skills I am specifically looking for are more pothole escapes, retrievable anchors (sandtraps, more fiddlesticking, etc.), long rappels, building natural anchors (specifically deadmans), and anything else you think I could use. My wife works every other Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. so I am used to taking day trips down to southern Utah. Thanks for any help that you can give me!
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  2. Rapterman

    Rapterman

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    What area do you live in?
    Las Vegas has a strong canyoneering group that welcomes those that have
    caught the canyoneering bug.
    :)

    See looking for new partners post ...
  3. Ross Platt

    Ross Platt

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    Unfortunately I live in Provo for the moment. Las Vegas is a little far of a drive for my day trips, but I will definitely look there if I ever get a longer trip!
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  4. cjhaines

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    I know this isn't what you're looking for since I don't really consider myself "experienced," but my wife and I live in the Provo area and are always looking for partners if you ever need someone to go with. We do Lake Powell canyons on a regular basis (the Annie's, etc.) and have done a few minor keeper pothole escapes there, as well as a fair share of canyons in Zion and a couple in the Escalante area. No experience with Sandtraps, however, since I'm poor :). Always down to drive all day to get to a canyon haha. Hit me up if you ever need someone to get out with.
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  5. Ross Platt

    Ross Platt

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    CJ, my wife and I are always looking for people to go on adventures with, we will definitely have to do a trip sometime
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