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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_0030 Walking down the creek from below the canyon.
img_0032 Mitchell and Mahmoud stop for a drink.
img_0033 Pausing on the climb up out of the creek.
img_0035 Mahmoud on the climb up from the creek.
img_0038 Lunch time.

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Text and photos by Chris Collier.

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