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A provocative canyon

20th July 2003

Trip Notes

With only a fairly short day to play with we decided to head out into the Newnes Forest to do a short but fun mostly dry canyon that would only take us a a few hours at a leisurely pace.

Only a short walk into the canyon, it consisted firstly of a short abseil in two sections, with a pool in the middle and an overhang on the lower section. Then a short walk through the canyon to the next and final abseil. This abseil had a tricky start with the anchor point at ground level on the edge of the drop, and a twisty slippery descent.

And that's it, all finished. From there it's a scrambly creek walk before walking back up to the ridge, with a lunch stop on the way.

Camera info

All photos were taken with a Canon Powershot G1, and for canyon and low light shots I used a tiny little bendy leg tripod.

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img_0017 Looking down the canyon from below the first abseil.
img_0018 Dave descending the second abseil.
img_0020 Eva descending the second abseil.
img_0021 Eva descending the second abseil.
img_0022 Mahmoud descending the second abseil.
img_0023 Stacey descending the second abseil. Mitchell sitting on top of Stacey.
img_0025 Stacey sees that the sun isn't shining...
img_0026 Mitchell reaching the bottom of the second abseil.
img_0027 Mitchell retrieving the rope and preparing to jump into a shollow cold pool.
img_0028 Bombs away! Mitchell finally gets the swim he was waiting for!

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Text and photos by Chris Collier.

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