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A provocative canyon
20th July 2003
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.
All photos were taken with a Canon Powershot G1, and for canyon and low light shots I used a tiny little bendy leg tripod.
Text and photos by Chris Collier.
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