It is an outdoor sport that includes multiple activities such as walking, climbing rocks, swimming, abseiling and jumping in the water from ledges.
In most canyons, a canyoneer enters from one end of the canyon and exists from the other. This is due to the nature of canyons, as you descend when you move forward.
When descending on ropes is required, the team carries a rope that measures double the length of the highest abseil. This rope is then retrieved (pulled through) after every single abseil, which is why you can’t climb back to the starting point.
With that in mind, shuttle services should be pre-arranged at the exit point.
If you want to take your canyoning one level up, try caving.
I do it cause I can blog will refer to canyoning for both technical and non-technical canyons regardless of their level.
Typical Canyoning Gear Includes (but not limited to):
- Wetsuit (depends on the canyon and the weather)
- Canyoning bag
- Canyoning rope
- Canyoning shoes
- First aid kit
- Lighter, 3m length of 1.5mm cord & emergency blanket
The best way to explain canyoning is imagining a natural water park. It is the place where you will have constant fun while connecting with nature.