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Canyoneering in the San Gabriels

 
Canyoneering in the San Gabriels

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Page By: Augie Medina

Created/Edited: Jun 6, 2008 / Aug 7, 2008

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Southern California Canyoneering

It's not Zion, but there are scores of enjoyable canyoneering opportunities in southern California's San Gabriel Mountain range. The canyons are beautiful providing the full canyoneering experience of hiking, scrambling and rappelling. Some routes are fully bolted but the vast majority are done using natural anchors. Apart from safety, the only other cautionary note is the relative abundance of poison oak in these canyons.

The principal written source of information on canyoneering the San Gabriels is Cal Tech Professor Christopher Brennen's Adventure Hikes and Canyoneering in the San Gabriels.

Please add your own photos of canyoneering outings in the San Gabriels.

Images-Part 1

 
Rappel in Allison Gulch, San Gabriel Mountains
Rappel in Allison Gulch
 
Multi-Water Fall Rappel Allison Gulch
Multi-Fall Rappel in Allison Gulch


 
Icy Rappel in Allison Gulch
Icy Rappel in Allison Gulch

 
Looking Down Allison Gulch, San Gabriel Mountains
Allison Gulch


  Rappel in Allison Gulch, San Gabriel Mountains
Tom Becht going down icy wall in Allison Gulch


 
Ice Cold Barefoot Walk to Rappel Point
Wading to Rappel Point Allison Gulch

 
Rappel Landing in Allison Gulch, San Gabriel Mountains
Becht landing--Allison Gulch


 
Rappel in Allison Gulch, San Gabriel Mountains
Water and icicles in Allison Gulch

 
Starting Rappel Down Waterfall in Allison Gulch, San Gabriel Mountains
Starting down--Allison Gulch


Looking Down the Drop
Looking down one of the drops in Great Falls of the Fox


 
Great Falls of the Fox
Two step rappell in Great Falls of the Fox

 
Rappel down Great Falls of the Fox
Great Falls of the Fox


 
Getting to Next Rappel Drop
Moving to next rappell point Great Falls of the Fox

 
Rappel in Great Falls of the Fox
I start down one of rappels in Great Falls of the Fox


 
Half-Way Down
Half way down--Great Falls of the Fox

 
Great Falls of the Fox
Starting down--Great Falls of the Fox


 
Great Falls of the Fox
Gulch of Great Falls of the Fox

Images-Part 2

Beginning 1 of 12 Rappels Down Bailey Canyon
Karen H. in Bailey Canyon


 
Canyoneering in San Gabriel Mountains
Me in Bailey Canyon

 
In Mid-Air on a Rappel
Mid Air in Bailey Canyon


 
Giant Chockstone in Bailey Canyon
Chockstone in Bailey Canyon

 
Pulling in the Rappel Rope in Abundant Shrubbery
Pulling in the rope Bailey Canyon


 
Bushwhacking Down Bailey Canyon
Bailey Canyon


Colby Canyon on Southern Slopes of Strawberry Pk
Colby Canyon on southern slopes of Strawberry Pk


 
Waterfall in Colby Canyon, San Gabriel Mtns.
Colby Canyon

 
Small Tree Anchor in Colby Canyon
Tree anchor Colby Canyon


 
Rappel in Colby Canyon, San Gabriel Mtns.
I start the 3d rap in Colby Canyon from an awkward stance
 
Son of Mountain Impulse in Colby Canyon
I took my son Daniel for his first canyoneering experience 7.31.08


Images-Part 3

 
Lower Lucas Creek
Rappel in Lower Lucas Creek

 
Lower Lucas Creek
Rappel in Lower Lucas Creek


 
Profile Image
Me wading in Lower Lucas Creek to next rappel, 6.1/08.

 
To Lower Lucas Creek
Tunnel under Angeles Forest Hwy leading to first rappel in Lower Lucas Creek

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cp0915To date...

cp0915

Voted 10/10

I've only done one canyon in San Gabriels, but I loved it. Nice idea for an album.
Posted Jun 6, 2008 4:57 pm

Augie MedinaRe: To date...

Augie Medina

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Thanks cp. I'm always impressed with what we have in the little ole San Gabriels. You've got lots of great canyons ahead of you.

Augie
Posted Jun 6, 2008 8:07 pm

Augie MedinaRe: Top stuff

Augie Medina

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Hey, let me know TDR. Would be great to do another outing with you.

Augie
Posted Jun 7, 2008 12:39 pm

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