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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_0004 Mitchell looking down through a hole.
img_0002 Mitchell looking down through a hole.
img_0005 Damien, Eva, Stacey, Mahmoud and Dave, about to head down into the creek.
img_0006 Preparing for the first abseil.
img_0008 Looking down into the top section of the first abseil.
img_0011 Looking down to the bottom of the first abseil.
img_0012 Stacey descending the top section of the first abseil.
img_0014 Eva descending the top section of the first abseil.
img_0015 Dave descending the lower section of the first abseil.
img_0016 Mahmoud poses for a photo below the first abseil.

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Text and photos by Chris Collier.

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