Arizona Technical Canyoneering by Todd Martin

By Todd Martin

Discover slender slot canyons with moss-covered partitions, peaceable swimming pools, dripping grottos, attractive cascades, sheer cliffs, and thundering waterfalls! Arizona's varied geology leads to a vast array of technical canyons that newbie to professional canyoneers will locate tough and rewarding.

This entire guidebook will consultant you on essentially the most appealing and distant backcountry adventures to be present in Arizona.

The booklet contains:
- forty two canyons rated through technical and actual difficulty
- certain first-hand descriptions supplemented by means of maps, images, and GPS coordinates
- crucial gear details
- Time-tested safeguard tips
- ordinary historical past evidence and coffee effect canyoneering concepts.

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Make sure that the harness is comfortable to walk in and that the legs straps stay at the tops of your legs. HELMET A climbing helmet should be worn on all canyon trips to protect your head from items falling from above or from striking your head in case of a slip and fall. Be sure to use a helmet that meets UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme) specifications. Other key features to look for are fit, adjustability, comfort and ventilation. Climbing helmets typically come in two styles: plastic shells with an internal webbing suspension, and plastic shells with polystyrene foam liners.

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Existing Anchors: More often than not, upon arriving at a drop-off, the rap­ pel will be pre-rigged with webbing from the previous party. Canyoneers are often far too trusting when it comes to the use of existing anchors in a canyon. just because the previous group used a particular anchor does not mean the correct choice was made. If you decide to re-use existing anchors, they should always be thoroughly evaluated prior to use. Be sure to look at both the anchor itself and any existing webbing.

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