On a recent 3 week canyon bender, during which we explored several new canyons, we found quite a bit of high-stemming. This was to be expected given the rough neighborhood we were in but we still found ourselves getting a little more than we had bargained for. Mostly R rated type stuff but we certainly flirted with a little X as well. I took photos and a video clip or two of some of the joys and perils encountered in this fringe of the sport. I'll add photos as I sort through my collection of nearly 700 pictures from 3 back to back to back trips. I'll start with this gem We had been working this section of canyon for about an hour. Dirty, vertical walls with occasional silos, most of which had to be downclimbed and reclimbed on the opposite side to pass. Our packs were big and heavy because we had hours of canyon ahead of us and we knew not what lay ahead. (exploration comes at a cost and you have to be prepared which usually means a heavier than average pack). It took us nearly 2 hours to go about 150 yards. I don't know how far down the bottom was but I'd guess somewhere between 25' and 35' at this spot. you can see how much rock had already pealed off. A section nearly 8'x8' would bounce and swing as you pushed on it. Only a small piece of what was hanging can be seen broken of in this clip. the piece that breaks off hits a small ledge about 10 feet down where it explodes and showers down another 20' to the bottom.