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karcand


May 10, 2013, 2:05 AM
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Greater Toronto Area Waterfall Repelling
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I know there is a guiding group in St. Catherines for waterfall repelling... Does anyone know where there is a good location to go on your own. I have my own gear and know what I am doing so I don't want to spend $75 for them to show me the location


meanandugly


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I know that most of the waterfalls in this area are under the control of either the NPC or NPCA and neither of these allow high angle activities on their properties, so where ever they are doing it must be some secret locations.


granite_grrl


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I don't understand the appeal of rapping down a waterfall. Sounds miserable.


ecade


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granite_grrl wrote:
I don't understand the appeal of rapping down a waterfall. Sounds miserable.

Agreed!

But how awesome would it be to make an FD of a river that had a huge waterfall think 500' that required you to rap with and lower your boats down over a series of multiple high angle raps?


was a drunk dream from camping last weekend...

anyone know any rivers that match this description? I can get my hands ona skirted canoe


marc801


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granite_grrl wrote:
I don't understand the appeal of rapping down a waterfall. Sounds miserable.
Rapping waterfalls is extremely common in many canyoneering descents.

http://climb-utah.com/WM/icicle.htm

This is the one where Aron Ralston got trapped:
http://climb-utah.com/Roost/bluejohn1.htm

One more - the extremely difficult Heaps Canyon:
http://climb-utah.com/Zion/heaps1.htm


granite_grrl


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marc801 wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
I don't understand the appeal of rapping down a waterfall. Sounds miserable.
Rapping waterfalls is extremely common in many canyoneering descents.

http://climb-utah.com/WM/icicle.htm

This is the one where Aron Ralston got trapped:
http://climb-utah.com/Roost/bluejohn1.htm

One more - the extremely difficult Heaps Canyon:
http://climb-utah.com/Zion/heaps1.htm

I would call that canyoneering where you have to rappel by a waterfall to get into a canyon. We don't have Canyons like that in S.Ontario.


lkeegan


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Given that you can ice climb with a permit at tews falls, I would imagine it would be hard for them to say no rappelling when it isn't frozen?

But you need a permit. ($35 at hamilton conservation)


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