November 11, 2017
William is always asking if he can go canyoneering with me. We finally made it happen.
We went to Dry Canyon since it has a good steep approach and many different cliff elevations. We went on a couple of different cliffs and each time at the beginning, he told me he was scared. Upon touching the ground, though, he would ask to go again and would really enjoy it the second time.
We rappelled tandem with me controlling the rappel. device.
I started the day with him attached via a Purcell Prusik so I could get the length right.
By the end, I had settled on a doubled-up 36" Dyneema sling.
I extended the rappel device using my safety tether, also a Purcell.
It was a very fun morning and I can't wait to go with him again.