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Boyscout Canyon w/ 350′ rap **The best hike within 100 miles**

October 6 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-7

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YOU MUST READ AND ANSWER THE QUESTION OR YOU WILL NOT BE ADDED.
I do not social distance or wear face coverings.
I do not social distance or wear face coverings.

If this is a problem for you then exercise your right NOT to sign up.
If this is a problem for you then exercise your right NOT to sign up.

We will meet at Red Rock in the West garage on the NW corner of the 3rd floor at 7:30.I do not social distance or wear face coverings.
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 the most scenic canyon in this area.

Wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet because you WILL be walking in water! We will hike down to the river and there are many spots you will get your feet wet…but the water is very warm!
If you are so inclined, you may want a bathing suit.

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

I will be adding from the waitlist.
I CAN TAKE 5 HIKERS.
IF ANOTHER 4WD VEHICLE IS ADDED I CAN TAKE 8.

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

Rating – 3AIII

Time – 6-8 Hours

Rappels – 2-3

Longest Rappel – 350 ft

** 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.
**I may have a waiver to sign before the trip**

Required Skills:
– You must be a competent rappeller.

– 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 and change friction at mid rappel.

– The ability to SELF RESCUE

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

Rappelling Gear – minimum required for participation in canyon events:

Helmet

Harness

Rappelling device

Safety tether, foot loop

Extra Locking Carabiners.

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 quick links . Providing vehicle shuttles when needed. Offer to reimburse event drivers for gas and wear & tear on their vehicles.

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.

Details

Date:
October 6
Time:
7:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-7
https://www.meetup.com/VegasHikers/events/281218345/

Organizer

VegasHikers

Venue

Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa
11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135 us
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