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Boyscout Canyon for Vania's Birthday!!!

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Feb 10 7:30AM - 10:30AM

Boyscout Canyon is located on the NV side of the Colorado River. The majority of the canyon consists of hiking but the technical section contains a 350' rappel. You should be comfortable with adjusting friction while on rappel and proficient in self-rescue techniques. It is one of the most scenic canyons in this area.

Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. We will hike down to the river and there are many spots you will get your feet wet...but the water is very warm!

The hike out is strenuous and packed with lots of Class 3+ scrambling.

Let us know if you have a 4WD vehicle and are willing to drive so I can add people.

Rating - 3AIII

Time - 4-6 Hours

Rappels - 2-4

Longest Rappel - 340ft

** Please note ** RELEASE OF LIABILITY:

This is not a guided trip. Hiking can be a dangerous activity with exposure, specific skills, etc..., and therefore you need to have the required skills to attend. Additionally, you are 100% liable for yourself, and you agree to assume all liability by joining us on this trip.

Required Skills:

- The ability to rappel

- The ability to rig a rappel device to provide the appropriate amount of friction for rope diameters from 8mm to 10mm rigged single strand.

- The ability to lock off at mid rappel.

- The ability to use a foot loop, rigged with a friction hitch or mechanical ascender, to free a stuck rappel device.

- The ability to climb and down-climb on rock.

- The ability to provide a bottom belay (aka fireman belay) for a rappeller.

Rappelling Gear - minimum required for participation in canyon events:

Helmet (meets UIAA standards)

Harness

Rappelling device ( Totem (

http://www.canyonsandcrags.com/collections/gear/products/totem

), Figure 8 (

https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Professional/Descenders/HUIT

), ATS (

http://www.sterlingrope.com/p/ats-device

), Prana (

https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Sport/Belay-devices--descenders/PIRANA

), Critr2 (

http://www.canyonwerks.com/product/critr-rappel-device/

), or similar device.

Extra Locking Carabiners.

A few feet of 1" webbing and a quick link or 2

Gloves (optional but recommended)

Footwear appropriate to conditions

You should also bring: a pack, water (2-3 liters per person), Lunch/snack, clothing appropriate to anticipated weather incl a wind jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.,

Hiking / Canyoneering is a group activity. All participants are expected to contribute in a meaningful way. This may include:

Carrying rope and other equipment. Offering to bring your own ropes to minimize the wear & tear on organizer ropes. Providing basic equipment such as webbing or rapid links . Providing vehicle shuttles when needed. Offer to reimburse event drivers for gas and wear & tear on their vehicles.

When doing a hike / canyon:

Each rappeller should offer the next person down a fireman's belay.At difficult down/up climbs hikers offer to spot or assist the next person. Do not simply continue on to the next obstacle.

Safety comes first. No hiker should ever feel self conscious about asking for assistance.

Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park/BLM rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

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