Thornton Creek


Basic Canyon - Thornton Creek

Thornton is one of the classic water parks in Washington. Small jumps and slides abound, and 8 rappels. If there is time, we can do 3 additional rappels in the lower section.

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  • Basic Canyon
  • Moderate

We will meet at the Shell station in Marblemount at 09:00 on Saturday.  It is about a 20 minute drive to the bottom of the creek where we will leave a shuttle vehicle. 

Although it is a basic canyon, there are a couple 200 foot long rappels in and out of pools that need to be negotiated. For this reason, leader permission is required.


Thornton Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Whistle
  • Variable friction descender
  • Cowstails
  • Wetsuit or Dry Suit
  • Pack suitable for keeping things dry
  • Canyon shoes
  • Snacks/Lunch
  • Water filter or water bottle
  • Headlamp


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